KEMET Aids Typhoon Relief in Philippines

Dec 02, 2013, 16:35 ET from KEMET Corporation

GREENVILLE, S.C., Dec. 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- KEMET Corporation (NYSE: KEM), a leading global supplier of electronic components, today announced that it is making a donation to the American Red Cross in support of Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts in the Philippines.

KEMET's affiliate, NEC TOKIN Electronics (Philippines) Inc., is located in Calamba City, Laguna on the island of Luzon, away from the disaster-struck central Philippines. The company's miniature power relays manufacturing facility and its employees have escaped harm and NEC TOKIN has donated 2 million Philippine pesos (approximately US $46,000) to support recovery efforts. KEMET will make a matching contribution bringing the total to 4 million Philippine pesos (approximately US $92,000).

"In response to the devastation sustained from the typhoon, we offer our heartfelt concern and support to the people of the disaster-struck regions of the Philippines and hope that their lives will be restored as quickly as possible," stated Per Loof, KEMET Chief Executive Officer. "We hope that this assistance will reach the area quickly and play a part in the recovery process."


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