News Release

Yanmar Becomes Official Match Sponsor of the Osaka Match of the Manchester United Tour 2013, PRESENT

February 7, 2013
Yanmar Co., Ltd.

Yanmar will sponsor a match between Cerezo Osaka and Manchester United to be held at Nagai Stadium on July 26, 2013.

The match will be the first for Manchester United in Osaka and the first playing against Cerezo Osaka. Yanmar has been an Official Global Partner of Manchester United, where Shinji Kagawa plays, since the 2012-13 season.

1. The official name of the match will be the YANMAR PREMIUM CUP. Other details are outlined below:

Official name Manchester United Tour 2013 PRESENTED BY AON
YANMAR PREMIUM CUP - Cerezo Osaka vs. Manchester United
Organizers Japan Football Association
Japan Professional Football League
Official match sponsor Yanmar Co., Ltd.
Matchup Cerezo Osaka vs. Manchester United
Date Friday, July 26, 2013 *tentatively scheduled to be a night game
Location Osaka Nagai Stadium

2. Background:

Establishing the Yanmar Football Club in 1957, Yanmar has built it into the historic institution it is today - the oldest company football club in Japan. Along the way, Yanmar has continually worked to promote football in Asia as part of its ongoing efforts in support of communities.

Yanmar has been involved in developing relations with the community through football over more than half a century. As we enter our 101st year of business, Yanmar is poised to take this to the next level and redefine ourselves as a premium global brand.

Cerezo Osaka, formerly known as the Yanmar Football Club, is where current Manchester United star Shinji Kagawa started his professional career and Yanmar continues to manage the club to this day.

Itself a player on the global stage, Yanmar agreed to sponsor the match, considering its long association with Shinji Kagawa and in support of both clubs. With Cerezo Osaka a unique club in the Japan Professional Football League, it is hoped that the match will ignite interest in next year’s season and inspire the dreams of the younger generation.

“This planet, our home, for life” – Striving for harmony with the world around us, Yanmar’s engine technology takes a central role in its range of businesses which includes construction and agricultural machinery and the marine sector.

In 2012, Yanmar celebrated its 100th year in business and aims to grow into a global premium brand that contributes to society and people's lives on the land, at sea and in the city, for the next 100 years.

We hope that through our role as official match sponsor of this premium matchup, we can promote Yanmar’s aim of contributing towards a better future to even more people around the world.

◆ Yanmar is an Official Global Partner of Manchester United

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3. Inquiries:

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