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Habitat Elects Fernando Zobel Ayala To Board Of Directors

Americus, Ga. - May, 18 2001 - The worlds largest nonprofit housing organization has elected Fernando Zobel Ayala, of the Philippines, to its international board of directors. Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is on track to build its next 100,000 houses in five years, as the group celebrates its 25th anniversary this year.

“I am impressed with Mr. Zobel Ayala’s competency, dedication to the mission of Habitat for Humanity, and his understanding of what it takes to be a board member,” said Millard Fuller, founder and president of Habitat for Humanity International.

Mr. Zobel Ayala will add his innovation and expertise to an already well-rounded board. He is the executive managing director and co-vice chairman of Ayala Corporation, the holding company of the Ayala Group. Ayala Corporation is the oldest business and the largest diversified conglomerate in the Philippines. He also is the chairman of Ayala Land, which is the largest property developer in the Philippines.

“I am delighted to be elected to the board of directors,” he said. “This gives me the opportunity to get a better understanding of the challenges faced by this organization as it continues to spread its great work to more countries around the world.”

Celebrating its 25th Anniversary year, Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Founded by Millard Fuller, along with his wife, Linda, Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliates in more than 2,000 communities in 76 nations have built and sold more than 100,000 homes to partner families with no-profit, zero-interest mortgages.