ExxonMobil Contributes to Recovery and Relief Efforts in Japan
Funds to be distributed through the Japanese Red Cross Society
IRVING, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE: XOM) said today it would donate $1 million to the Japanese Red Cross Society to provide disaster relief assistance in response to the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The company has also implemented a worldwide program to match employee, retiree, dealer and distributor donations to Japanese disaster relief, up to a further $2 million.
"ExxonMobil and its employees are deeply saddened by the devastation and loss of life suffered by the people of Japan by this horrific event," said Rex W. Tillerson, chairman and chief executive officer.
ExxonMobil affiliates employ approximately 2,900 people in Japan, and have petroleum and petrochemical refining and distribution, gas and power marketing and project engineering businesses in the country.
ExxonMobil Yugen Kaisha and TonenGeneral, ExxonMobil's affiliates in Japan, are working closely with Japanese authorities to ensure adequate fuel supply to emergency responders and the areas hit to assist in the recovery.
"Our people are making exceptional efforts to maximize gasoline production at our refineries and deliver stable supplies to our service stations, especially in the most affected areas," said Philippe Ducom, representative director of ExxonMobil Yugen Kaisha and president of TonenGeneral Sekiyu K.K. "Our Kawasaki refinery is maximizing its on-site power production to help supply electricity to the densely-populated Kanto area."
Exxon Mobil Corporation (NYSE:XOM) and ExxonMobil Foundation, the primary philanthropic arm of Exxon Mobil Corporation in the United States, engage in a range of philanthropic activities that advance education, health, women's economic leadership and public policy in the communities where ExxonMobil has significant operations. In the United States, ExxonMobil supports initiatives to improve math and science education at the K-12 and higher education levels. Globally, ExxonMobil provides funding to help women fulfill their economic potential and combat malaria and other infectious diseases in developing countries. In 2010, ExxonMobil together with its employees and retirees and the ExxonMobil Foundation provided $237 million in contributions worldwide. Additional information on ExxonMobil's community partnerships and contributions programs is available at www.exxonmobil.com/community.
About the ExxonMobil Japan Group
The ExxonMobil Japan Group comprises ExxonMobil Yugen Kaisha and its related companies and subsidiaries including TonenGeneral Sekiyu K.K., and is a major manufacturer and marketer in Japan of petroleum fuels, lubricants and petrochemicals. Elements of the Group began operations in Japan in 1893. ExxonMobil Yugen Kaisha is a 100% indirect subsidiary of Exxon Mobil Corporation of the United States. TonenGeneral Sekiyu K.K., an affiliate of ExxonMobil Yugen Kaisha, which holds 50.02 percent of its shares, is listed on the 1st Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. For more information, see our web sites at www.exxonmobil.jp and www.tonengeneral.co.jp.
Source: Exxon Mobil Corporation
Released March 16, 2011