Yokohama Tire Corporation Statement Regarding its Sponsorship of the Los Angeles Clippers Organization

Apr 28, 2014, 16:34 ET from Yokohama Tire Corporation

FULLERTON, Calif., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  The following is a statement from Yokohama Tire Corporation regarding its sponsorship of the Los Angeles Clippers organization.

"Yokohama Tire Corporation does not tolerate discrimination in any fashion. The alleged remarks by Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling are completely unacceptable and we find it necessary to immediately suspend our sponsorship of the organization as a result. We will continue to assess the situation and weigh our options. Meanwhile, we wish to express our continued support to the Clippers players and fans."

Andrew Briggs
Director of Marketing and Product Planning
Yokohama Tire Corporation

Contact:  Bill Groak, (424) 903-3640,

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