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Texas Instruments and Texas Instruments Foundation expand support for Japan earthquake and tsunami relief

TI employee, retiree donations to American Red Cross through May 15, 2011 will be matched

PRNewswire
Mar 28, 2011

DALLAS (March 28, 2011) - Texas Instruments (TI) and the Texas Instruments Foundation have expanded support for Japan disaster relief and will match all TI employee and retiree donations made to the American Red Cross (ARC) Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund through May 15, 2011.

"TI employees and retirees have opened their hearts for the American Red Cross relief efforts," said Trisha Cunningham, TI chief citizenship officer. "The overwhelming response showed

strong support for our Japanese colleagues and the devastated communities and led the TI Foundation board to increase its commitment."

The TI Foundation will match all gifts of TI employees and retirees to the ARC Japan Earthquake and Pacific Tsunami Fund through May 15, 2011, she said.

Shortly after the earthquakes and tsunami in Japan on March 11, the TI Foundation announced an initial $100,000 donation, with another contribution of as much as $150,000 to match employee and retiree gifts through May 15, 2011. In the two weeks that followed, TI employees and retirees have already contributed more than $209,800.

"We thank our employees and retirees around the globe for their willingness to contribute to help the people of Japan so quickly and generously.  This outpouring of support speaks volumes about the character of our people," Cunningham said.

TI has set up an online contributions site to make it easy for donations to be made directly to the ARC Fund and tracked for a match.  TI employees worldwide have rallied to the aid of colleagues in the affected areas, donating money, sending food, water and supplies, and planning fundraising events. The company is also supporting a Dallas Symphony Orchestra outdoor benefit concert in Dallas April 3rd by contributing $10 per ticket purchased by a TI employee or retiree to the Japan-America Society of Dallas-Fort Worth. The contributions will support relief efforts in Sendai, a Dallas Sister City.

TI has about 2,100 employees in Japan, about 7 percent of the company's worldwide employment.

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