SEOUL, Korea, March 5, 2010-Hyundai Motor Co. will donate US$200,000 to assist the international communities’ humanitarian relief efforts in earthquake-stricken Chile. The donation will be made to the government of Chile and relief organizations, through Hyundai’s regional office in Chile.
In addition to the relief aid, Hyundai will conduct a special service campaign in cooperation with Hyundai Mobis to repair cars damaged by the earthquake and offer parts at discounted prices.
Hyundai Motor has been lending a helping hand to people in disaster-stricken areas in the form of monetary donations, distribution of emergency supplies, or direct participation in relief activities, as part of its efforts to fulfil its duties as a global corporate citizen. Hyundai provided support in the aftermath of Iran’s earthquake in 1999, the 2004 tsunami disaster in Asia, the 2007 Greek forest fires, and the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan as well as the recent earthquake in Haiti, to name a few.
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Co. has grown into the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group which was ranked as the world’s fifth-largest automaker since 2007 and includes over two dozen auto-related subsidiaries and affiliates. Employing over 75,000 people worldwide, Hyundai Motor sold approximately 3.1 million vehicles globally in 2009, posting sales of US$41.8 billion (including overseas plants, using the average currency exchange rate of 1,276 won per US dollar). Hyundai vehicles are sold in 193 countries through some 6,000 dealerships and showrooms. Further information about Hyundai Motor and its products are available at www.hyundai.com.