Kimberly-Clark Corporation Provides Support To Victims Of Hurricane Katrina
Cash and Product Donations, Totaling Nearly $600,000, Sent to the American Red Cross, AmeriCares and
Local Medical Facilities
DALLAS, Sept. 1, 2005 - Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) today announced a cash contribution of $250,000 and
product donations worth nearly $350,000 to support relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. As a leading employer in
Mobile, Ala., with approximately 800 employees, Kimberly-Clark is directing $150,000 of the cash amount to the Alabama Gulf
Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross to aid victims in Alabama and Mississippi, with the remaining $100,000 earmarked
for relief efforts in New Orleans.
Kimberly-Clark, through its Consumer and Business-to-Business groups, is providing about $350,000 worth of product to
residents in the region. Nearly $200,000 of personal hygiene products and commercial wipers are being delivered to
AmeriCares, a nonprofit disaster relief and humanitarian aid organization assisting victims in the area. The products include
Huggies diapers and baby wipes, Pull-Ups training pants, Scott bathroom tissue and towels, and WypAll wipers.
To aid medical facilities in the region, Kimberly-Clark's Health Care business is providing about $150,000 of health care
products, including Safeskin surgical and exam gloves, and
Kimberly-Clark brand surgical drapes and gowns and face masks.
"Our deepest condolences go out to the people of Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana who suffered the wrath of Hurricane
Katrina," said Thomas J. Falk, Kimberly-Clark chairman and chief executive officer. "All of us at Kimberly-Clark hope that our
donations will provide some comfort and also reassure Katrina's victims that they are not facing this crisis alone."
Virginia Liles, chapter chairperson, Alabama Gulf Coast Chapter of the American Red Cross, said: "We thank Kimberly-Clark
for their quick response in providing aid to those in such need in Alabama and in the region. This contribution represents the
latest support the company has provided to the Red Cross as it serves the victims of disasters."
"AmeriCares thanks Kimberly-Clark, as a valued partner, for its generous donations and for stepping forward immediately to
assist with this relief effort," said Randy Weiss, manager of corporate relations at AmeriCares. "The products supplied will fulfill
an instant need to survivors of the hurricane."
In addition, Kimberly-Clark, through its Foundation, will match dollar-for-dollar all employee contributions made to qualified
disaster relief agencies.
The company has heard from all of its employees in Mobile and the surrounding areas and is thankful that there were no
reports of injury or loss of life. The Mobile mill did not sustain any structural damage, and some operations were restarted on
Wednesday of this week.
Kimberly-Clark and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 150 countries. Every
day, 1.3 billion people--nearly a quarter of the world's population--trust K-C brands and the solutions they provide to enhance
their health, hygiene and well-being. With brands such as Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex and Depend, Kimberly-Clark
holds the No. 1 or No. 2 share position in more than 80 countries. To keep up with the latest
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