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Hawaiian Electric Industries Donates $100,000 to Relief Efforts in the Philippines

News Release
For Immediate Release
November 19, 2013

Contact:
A.J. Halagao, Director, Corporate & Community Advancement
(808) 543-5889 or ajhalagao@hei.com

HONOLULU – Hawaiian Electric Industries – along with its subsidiaries Hawaiian Electric, Hawai‘i Electric Light, Maui Electric, and American Savings Bank – is contributing $100,000 to the Filipino Community Center of Hawaiʻi (FilCom Center) for relief efforts in the Philippines following Typhoon Haiyan. The donation from the HEI Charitable Foundation will be doubled to $200,000 by the Consuelo Foundation, which has pledged to match up to $2 million in donations toward Philippine relief efforts.

“Through HEI’s generous contribution and our partnership with the FilCom Center, we will be able to provide much-needed relief and secure more aid for disaster-stricken victims in the Philippines,” said Jon Matsuoka, president and CEO of the Consuelo Foundation.

In addition to the $100,000 donation, the HEI Charitable Foundation will match personal donations made by employees of HEI and its subsidiaries to relief efforts. Alternatively, donations made directly to the FilCom Center will be matched by the Consuelo Foundation.

“We appreciate the good work of the Consuelo Foundation in partnership with the FilCom Center to support this humanitarian cause,” said Connie Lau, HEI president and CEO. “Our thoughts are with the people impacted by this devastating disaster – those in the Philippines and their families here in Hawai‘i.”

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First Hawaiian Bank Donates $100,000 to Support Philippines Haiyan Relief Efforts

Bank makes gifts to the American Red Cross and the Filipino Community Center

News Release
For Immediate Release
November 13, 2013

HONOLULU — First Hawaiian Bank is donating $100,000 towards the Philippines Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts. A donation of $50,000 will be made to the American Red Cross and another $50,000 will go to the Filipino Community Center (FilCom Center) in Hawaii, according to an announcement made today by Bob Harrison, First Hawaiian Bank president and chief executive officer.

“The magnitude of the devastation of Super Typhoon Haiyan to both the Philippines and its people is staggering and we wish to extend our prayers and heartfelt support at this time,” Harrison said. “This donation also recognizes the significant contributions our Filipino communities have made in Hawaii and Guam. Many of our own employees have family members and loved ones in the Philippines affected by this disaster.”

To assist its personal account customers who are interested in sending support directly to families and friends, the bank will waive wire transfer fees to the Philippines through December 31, 2013.

The American Red Cross is a non-profit organization that provides humanitarian aid, shelter, and food to survivors of disasters. Supplies and volunteer rescue teams are being sent to support the recovery and relief efforts for Super Typhoon Haiyan.

FilCom Center is a tax-exempt, non-profit organization that provides social, economic and education services for the Filipino community and continues to promote and preserve the cultural traditions of the Philippines. FilCom Center has supported numerous disaster relief efforts in the Philippines since its establishment in 2002.

First Hawaiian Bank is Hawaii’s oldest and largest bank with over $16.7 billion in total assets and 62 branches throughout Hawaii, Guam and the CNMI.

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The Island Insurance Foundation donates $25,000 to the Filipino Community Center and the Aloha for Philippines relief effort

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News Release
For Immediate Release
November 18, 2013

Contact:
Sandy Siu, Island Insurance Companies
(808) 564-8475 or ssiu@islandinsurance.com

HONOLULU – The Island Insurance Foundation is donating $25,000 to the Filipino Community Center (FilCom Center) for the disaster victims of Super Typhoon Haiyan and the Aloha for Philippines relief effort. The FilCom Center has also partnered with the Consuelo Foundation, which will match donations to the FilCom Center dollar for dollar, up to $2 million.

“Our hearts go out to the staggering number of people affected by this devastating natural disaster,” said Tyler Tokioka, President of the Island Insurance Foundation. “We have so many employees and local families with friends, relatives and loved ones in the Philippines, that supporting this relief effort was a priority for our organization.”

The FilCom Center is only one of two non-profit organizations in the state designated to accept donations for the Aloha for Philippines relief effort, in addition to the 11 banks that make up the Hawaii Bankers Association. Inaugurated by the Filipino Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii in 1991, the FilCom Center is the largest Filipino community center outside the Philippines. A 501 (3) (c) non-profit organization, its mission is to provide social, economic and educational services as well as to promote and perpetuate the Filipino culture and customs in Hawaii.

The Island Insurance Foundation was established as the charitable arm of Island Insurance, Hawaii’s largest locally owned and managed Property and Casualty (P&C) insurance carrier. Island Insurance holds a financial strength rating of “A” by A.M. Best and is the only Hawaii-based company to be recognized as one of the Top 50 P&C insurance companies in the nation by the Ward Group for six consecutive years. For more information, visit its website at: www.islandinsurance.com.

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