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Bridgestone Group Companies donate to Haiti Relief Efforts

Jan 21, 2010

Donations from across the Bridgestone family of companies total more than US$75,000

Tokyo (Jan. 21, 2010) " Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation will join two of its subsidiaries, Bridgestone Americas, Inc. (BSAM) and Bridgestone de Costa Rica, S.A. (BSCR) in donating approximately "7 million (more than US$75,000) to assist with relief efforts following the January 12 earthquake in Haiti.

Bridgestone will donate "2.5 million (approximately US$27,000), through the Japanese Red Cross Society. BSAM, through the Bridgestone Americas Trust Fund, will donate "2.25 million (US$25,000) to the relief efforts through the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.

BSCR, a subsidiary of BSAM in Costa Rica, will lead the relief support in Latin America, pledging "2.25 million (US$25,000) to Habitat for Humanity International. BSCR has also launched a campaign with the goal of raising additional funds from its teammates to match that company's contribution, all of which funds will be donated to Habitat for Humanity International's Latin American and Caribbean office to help build transitional shelters for those displaced by the earthquake.

The Bridgestone Group would like to express their condolences to the families who lost loved ones in this tragedy, and wish the nation of Haiti a quick recovery.

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