Bridgestone Group Donates to Relief Efforts in China


Tokyo (April 25, 2013) - The Bridgestone Group would like to express its deepest condolences to the victims and those who lost loved ones as a result of the April 20 earthquake in Sichuan Province, China.

The Bridgestone Corporation announced today that it will donate 15 million yen to support relief efforts through the Japanese Red Cross Society. In addition, Bridgestone (China) Investment Co., Ltd., the company's subsidiary in China, will donate 300,000 yuan to support relief efforts through the Red Cross Society of China.

Contributions by Bridgestone Group companies to the earthquake relief effort reflect the companies' longstanding commitment to China. In 2004, Bridgestone established Bridgestone (China) Investment Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, which manufactures and markets tires in China. Today the company operates 19 China-based manufacturing facilities for the production of tires, diversified products and raw materials.

The Bridgestone Group truly hopes for a swift recovery of the people and the areas impacted by this devastating natural disaster.

About Bridgestone Corporation:
Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is the world’s largest tire and rubber company. In addition to tires for use in a wide variety of applications, it also manufactures a broad range of diversified products, which include industrial rubber and chemical products and sporting goods. Its products are sold in over 150 nations and territories around the world.