Corn Products International, Inc. (NYSE: CPO) yesterday announced that it will donate $100,000 to support US relief efforts. The New York Firemen’s Association and the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund will each receive $50,000.
“Our prayers and support are with everyone affected by this catastrophic attack on American lives and property,” said Sam Scott, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “Numerous civic organizations and people need our support, and our Company and its employees want to help,” Scott said.
In addition to the Company’s contribution, Corn Products International will match $2.00 for every $1.00 in direct employee contributions made to one or both of the named funds and to other similar charitable organizations.
Corn Products International, Inc. is one of the world’s largest corn refiners and a major supplier of high-quality food ingredients and industrial products derived from the wet milling and processing of corn and other starch-based materials. The Company is the No. 1 worldwide producer of dextrose and a leading regional producer of starch, high fructose corn syrup and glucose. In 2000, the Company recorded sales of $1.9 billion with domestic and international operations through wholly owned businesses, affiliates and alliances. Headquartered in Bedford Park, Ill., it was founded in 1906. The Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CPO. Additional information can be found on the World Wide Web at www.cornproducts.com.
American Red Cross
The American Red Cross is providing lifesaving assistance in the form of immediate disaster mass care and blood to victims and emergency workers in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania following the incomprehensible attacks of September 11. The Red Cross will stay with these people as this tragedy unfolds. The Red Cross has been on the scene from the beginning providing disaster support in the form of food, shelter and mental health counseling to all individuals affected. To help the victims of these and other disasters please support the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.
Contribute directly to the American Red Cross by going to www.redcross.org