ABB donates 2 million yuan for Ya’an earthquake relief

Beijing, April 23, 2013 – ABB, the leading power and automation group, announced on April 22 that ABB will donate RMB 2 million yuan via China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) to those affected by Saturday's magnitude-7.0 earthquake in Ya’an of southwestern China. Meanwhile, ABB will launch an online channel for nearly 20,000 ABB employees from 36 local companies in China to voluntarily participate in the Love Package Activity under CFPA, donating to the students from quake-hit area.

Claudio Facchin, Chairman and President of ABB China Limited, said: “On behalf of ABB China Limited and about 20,000 ABB employees in China, I’d like to extend our deepest sympathy to the victims and our heartfelt condolence to the killed people in the disaster. ABB is willing to provide all possible support for the earthquake relief and home rebuilding. Our hearts are with Ya’an people and we long for their best.”

Soon after the quake, ABB contacted related local utility companies for power facilities damage details in the affected area to provide any necessary technical and device support to recover power supply at earliest in the earthquake stricken area.

As a responsible corporate citizen, ABB has always stood out without delay to provide financial and technical support when natural disasters stroke China and ABB employees have also voluntarily participated in the mentioned disaster relief with all their kindness.

ABB (www.abb.com) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people. ABB has a full range of business activities in China, including R&D, manufacturing, sales and services, with nearly 19,000 employees, 36 local companies, and an extensive sales and service network across 90 cities.

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