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Subaru shares the love with donation to Habitat for Humanity

ATLANTA (March 17, 2010) – Habitat for Humanity International was presented with a donation of more than $1 million recently from Subaru of America, Inc., as one of the beneficiaries of the automaker’s “Share the Love” campaign.

“We are thankful for Subaru’s generosity and excited to be part of its Share the Love campaign for the second year,” said Mark Crozet, Habitat for Humanity International senior vice president of Resource Development. “The donation will help many families become proud owners of safe, decent and affordable housing. We look forward to continuing this partnership as we work to eradicate poverty housing for families in need.”

Habitat was one of five nonprofit organizations that Subaru customers who purchased or leased vehicles from Nov. 21, 2009–Jan. 4, 2010 could select to receive a $250 donation.

“Thanks to our customers, over the past two years we donated almost $10 million dollars to the Share the Love charities,” said Tim Mahoney, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of Subaru of America, Inc. “We continued this program not only because it is the right thing to do, but also because it is part of our culture as an organization to support causes important to our customers.”

Last year, Habitat received just under $1 million as a participant of the campaign. Habitat for Humanity, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, Meals on Wheels Association of America, the Boys and Girls Club and the National Wildlife Federation combined have received nearly $10 million from Subaru through its Share the Love campaign in the past two years.

About Habitat for Humanity International
Habitat for Humanity International is an ecumenical Christian ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built, rehabilitated, repaired or improved more than 350,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1.75 million people. For more information, or to donate or volunteer, visit www.habitat.org.

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of more than 600 dealers across the United States. Subaru boasts the most fuel-efficient line-up of all-wheel drive products sold in the market today based on Environmental Protection Agency fuel economy standards. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants, and Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.