News Release

Yanmar To Extend Sponsorship of Borussia Dortmund and Further Support Shinji Kagawa

June 25, 2012
Yanmar Co., Ltd.

Yanmar is proud to announce the renewal of its collaboration with Borussia Dortmund. Commenced in 2011, the Champion Partner sponsorship has been extended into the 2012-2013 season. As it continues to actively support the German league team, Yanmar aims to further increase its brand awareness and popularity in worldwide markets.

As informed in a recent announcement, midfielder Shinji Kagawa will transfer to Manchester United on a 4-year contract, starting July 1, 2012, after two extremely successful years on German ground. Originally a player at Yanmar-sponsored J League team Cerezo Osaka, Kagawa’s ties with Yanmar go back over six years. After the transfer to United, Yanmar will continue supporting Kagawa in his valuable role as a promoter and sports ambassador, and wishes him a fruitful and rewarding career at his new home.

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Public Relations Group,
General Affairs Dept., Yanmar Co., Ltd.