August 9, 2012, Manila, Philippines – The FAST RETAILING Group today announces that it will donate, thru its brand UNIQLO Philippines, 3 million yen (1.5M Pesos) to aid flood victims in metro Manila and the surrounding areas where heavy monsoon rains have recently caused serious flooding damage.
The donation will be made to the SM Foundation, the socio civic arm of the SM Group of Companies, which is the parent company of SM Retail, Fast Retailing’s joint venture partner in the Philippines.
Commenting on today’s announcement, Katsumi Kubota, Chief Operating Officer of Fast Retailing Philippines, Inc., said, “UNIQLO is saddened by the current natural occurrences in the Philippines, and we would like to express our deep sympathy to all Filipinos who were affected by this calamity. We stand together with our Filipino friends in providing a helping hand.”
About UNIQLO and Fast Retailing
UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co. (FR), a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under five brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, g.u., Princesse tam.tam, Theory, and UNIQLO. FR is the world’s fourth largest apparel retail company, and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer. With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, FR is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere.
Going forward, Fast Retailing will continue to actively provide support to those in need, as part of the group’s commitment to act as a global citizen in an ethical manner and with integrity.