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Yamaha Expects No Short-Term U.S. Supply Problems

Buena Park,
Calif. – Yamaha of America does not expect “any significant impact” in its
ability to supply products through its musical instrument, pro audio and
consumer audio/video divisions because of the Japan earthquake and tsunami, the
company announced.

 “Yamaha has sufficient inventory in place that
can bridge any short-term demand,” said Tom Sumner, senior VP of Yamaha Corp.
of America. Nonetheless, he said, “we are still assessing the full impact on
and the stability of our supply chain, and are taking the precaution of looking
at alternative sources for components to minimize supply disruptions to our
global customer base.”

The company’s immediate
focus has been on verifying employee safety, he said, and the company has
confirmed the safety of all of its personnel in Japan.

The company
will “continue to closely monitor developments and will keep our
retail and business-to-business customers informed on a regular basis if
the circumstances change,” he said.

Yamaha Corp.
also announced it will make relief donations of 10 million yen and will match
donations made by employees.