Toyota Financial Services Offers Payment Relief and New Vehicle Purchase Options for Customers and Residents Impacted by Southern California Wildfires

Oct 26, 2007, 01:00 ET from Toyota Financial Services

    TORRANCE, Calif., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of Toyota's overall
 disaster relief efforts, Toyota Financial Services (TFS) announced it is
 offering a number of payment relief options for its customers directly
 impacted by the wildfires ravaging many parts of Southern California.
     Impacted lease and retail customers who reside in the FEMA designated
 disaster areas of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San
 Diego, Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties may be eligible to take advantage
 of several payment relief options, some of which include:
     --  extensions and lease deferred payments
     --  redirecting billing statements
     --  arranging phone or on-line payments
     Toyota Financial customers should call (800) 874-8822.
     Lexus Financial customers should call (800) 874-7050.
     Additionally, qualified residents in these areas needing to purchase a
 vehicle may also take advantage of a 180 Day Deferred First Payment Program
 designed to assist customers with their transportation needs as they work
 through the recovery process. This program is available through
 participating Toyota and Lexus dealers and TFS.
     "As a company headquartered in Southern California, we have been
 watching first-hand the devastation brought on by these fires and how they
 have impacted our customers, neighbors, dealers and employees," said George
 Borst, TFS President and CEO. "We commend the amazing efforts and bravery
 of those fighting the fires and providing emergency relief. They have our
 eternal gratitude,"
     In addition to providing financial relief options to customers,
 Toyota's North American affiliate companies, including Toyota Motor Sales
 and Toyota Financial Services have contributed $2 million to the disaster
 relief efforts of the American Red Cross. Toyota Material Handling USA is
 donating Toyota lift trucks and pallet jacks to unload and distribute
 relief supplies.
     About Toyota Financial Services
     TFS is the finance and insurance brand for Toyota in the United States,
 offering retail auto financing and leasing through Toyota Motor Credit
 Corporation (TMCC) and extended service contracts through Toyota Motor
 Insurance Services (TMIS). Lexus Financial Services is the brand for
 financial products for Lexus dealers and customers. TFS currently employs
 over 3,000 associates nationwide, and has managed assets totaling more than
 $74 billion. It is part of a worldwide network of comprehensive financial
 services offered by Toyota Financial Services Corporation, a wholly-owned
 subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corporation.

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