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"Yamaha Motor Revs Circle" at New Hometown Train Station — Public Square Activation Contributes to Local Community —

December 25, 2019

IWATA, December 25, 2019—Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 7272) announced today that it has a signed a naming rights contract with Iwata City regarding the North Exit Square of the new Mikuriya Station, which is planned to open in March 2020 on the JR Tōkaidō Line in Iwata City, Shizuoka, Japan. Through this contract, the North Exit Square will be named the "Yamaha Motor Revs Circle," applying from March 7, 2020. In conjunction with the naming rights acquisition, a "nickname landmark" is planned to be installed in the center of the Mikuriya Station North Exit Square traffic circle.

As well as Yamaha Motor employees, Mikuriya Station is anticipated to be used by many local residents, Yamaha Stadium spectators, and visitors to the Communication Plaza, Yamaha Motor's corporate museum. Wanting to make a contribution to the local community through event promotion, Júbilo Iwata notifications etc. to station users, Yamaha Motor applied for the naming rights, and reached an agreement with Iwata City.

The name "Yamaha Motor Revs Circle" was crafted by combining two key elements. The first is "Revs," which draws on our brand slogan "Revs your Heart" to encapsulate our desire to create exceptional value and experiences that enrich lives in the same way that revving the engine provides power to vehicles. The second is the concept of a "circle," which expresses identification with our valued customers, working together with the local community and society as a whole, and coexistence with the environment.

Signing ceremony scene
(Left: Mr. Osamu Watanabe, Mayor of Iwata City.
Right: Mr. Yoshihiro Hidaka, President, CEO and Representative Director of Yamaha Motor)
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