Motorola Joins South Asia Earthquake Relief Effort
Company Donates $500,000 in Cash and Equipment; Teams with UNICEF
SCHAUMBURG, Ill., 11 October 2005 – Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) announced initiatives to support disaster assistance and humanitarian relief efforts to the areas affected by the earthquakes in South Asia including Pakistan. Motorola is contributing $500,000 to the relief efforts, which includes financial support to UNICEF and emergency telecommunication equipment for the region. Motorola is mobilizing each of its businesses to provide mission critical communication equipment including two-way radios for first responders, replacement telecommunications supplies for cellular providers and additional mobile phones.
Ed Zander, Motorola’s chairman and chief executive officer, said, “We are deeply saddened by the devastation caused by the earthquakes and we are committed to helping the relief efforts with financial support, time, and with our products and services. I am thankful that all of our employees in the region are accounted for and safe.”
Over the last year, Motorola and its employees have contributed more than $8.0 million in financial support and in-kind donations to disaster relief efforts, including the Tsunami and Hurricane Katrina tragedies. Motorola employees have also given their time and unique expertise on the ground to help local officials with their mission critical communications needs.
Motorola is a Fortune 100 global communications leader that provides seamless mobility products and solutions across broadband, embedded systems and wireless networks. In your home, auto, workplace, and all spaces in between, seamless mobility means you can reach the people, things and information you need, anywhere, anytime. Seamless mobility harnesses the power of technology convergence and enables smarter, faster, cost-effective and flexible communication. Motorola had sales of US $31.3 billion in 2004. For more information: www.motorola.com.
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