Toyota to Export U.S.-Assembled Venza to Russia and Ukraine<7203.T>

Tue Feb 26, 2013 7:00am EST

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Will build on record export numbers from U.S. in 2012
NEW YORK,  Feb. 26, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Toyota today announced that it will
begin exporting U.S.-assembled Venza vehicles to  Russia  and  Ukraine  in 2013.
 These shipments are expected to build upon Toyota's all-time record export of
more than 124,000 U.S.-assembled vehicles to 21 global markets in 2012, an
increase of 45 percent over the prior year.

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"We are proud that Toyota's U.S. manufacturing operations are continuing to grow
as a key supplier of vehicles for global markets, which is only possible thanks
to the dedication and high-quality work of our team members here," said  Shigeki
Terashi, president and COO of Toyota Motor North America, Inc.  "We expect the
export of Venza vehicles to  Russia  and  Ukraine  will help further solidify
our U.S. manufacturing base."

Once production begins in  April 2013, Toyota expects to export approximately
5,000 Venza vehicles to  Russia  and  Ukraine  during the first year of sales. 
These vehicles will be built at the company's  Georgetown, Ky.  plant, which
employs about 6,600 team members and represents a  $6 billion  investment.  The 
Georgetown  plant is the company's largest manufacturing facility outside of 

Venza exports to  Russia  and  Ukraine  will ship from  Brunswick, GA.

About Toyota

Toyota (NYSE:TM) established operations in  the United States  in 1957 and
currently operates 10 manufacturing plants, including one under construction. 
There are nearly 1,500 Toyota, Lexus and Scion dealerships in the U.S. which
sold over 2 million vehicles in 2012. Toyota directly employs more than 30,000
in the U.S. and its investment here is currently valued at more than  $18
billion, including sales and manufacturing operations, research and development,
financial services and design. Toyota's annual purchasing of parts, materials,
goods and services from U.S. suppliers totals more than  $23 billion.  

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