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KAWASAKI RECEIVES AWARD FOR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT

May 19, 2006
Contact:
Freeman McCue Public Relations
John Donaldson
(714) 557-3663 ext. 219
Kawasaki Public Affairs
(949) 770-0400 ext. 2470
www.kawasakimedia.com FOR RELEASE: May 17, 2006


KAWASAKI RECEIVES AWARD FOR COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
San Diego’s Sharp Healthcare Foundation recognizes
15 years of partnership in Day on the Bay events


SAN DIEGO, Calif. (May 17, 2006) – Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) today received the Eagle Spirit award from Sharp Healthcare Foundation of San Diego. Kawasaki received the award as recognition for its 15 years of support and volunteer participation in the “Day on the Bay” adaptive watersports event.

“Day on the Bay” is an annual one-day event hosted by Sharp Rehabilitation Hospital of San Diego for disabled adults to experience and enjoy watersports activities, such as water skiing, sailing, and riding Kawasaki JET SKI® watercraft. Kawasaki has annually provided JET SKI watercraft and volunteer staff to enable Sharp’s patients and clients the opportunity to experience the exhilaration of boating in San Diego’s Mission Bay.

Roger Hagie, director of public affairs for Kawasaki said, “The opportunity to participate and support Day on the Bay has been a privilege for Kawasaki. The employees who have volunteered over the past 15 years have made our participation possible. They have always enjoyed seeing the smiles on people’s faces as they ride across Mission Bay on the JET SKI watercraft.”

The Eagle Spirit award is presented to both individuals and corporate sponsors who are dedicated to advancing the future of rehabilitation and celebrating the potential of the human spirit.

Clair Jones, director of rehabilitation services at Sharp said, “This is our favorite event of the year. It gives us an opportunity to show San Diegans what people with determination and spirit are capable of overcoming and the contributions they make regardless of personal obstacles. It shows everyone attending the most important thing we can do is to empower each other.”

A complete listing of the 2006 award recipients can be found on the Sharp Hospital website: http://www.sharp.com/rehab.

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) markets and sells at wholesale Kawasaki motorcycles, ATVs, personal watercraft and utility vehicles through a network of more than 1,500 independent retailers, with an additional 8,400 retailers specializing in power products and general-purpose engines. KMC and its affiliates employ nearly 2,400 people in the United States, with more than 350 of them located at the Irvine, California headquarters.

Kawasaki’s tagline, “Let the good times roll.™”, is recognized worldwide and the brand is aggressively carrying its heritage of leading-edge power, performance and exhilaration into the 21st century. Information about Kawasaki’s complete line of recreational products and Kawasaki affiliates can be found on the Internet at www.kawasaki.com.


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