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Toyota Material Handling U.S.A., Inc.
1 Park Plaza
Irvine, CA, 92623-7419
USA



Press release date: December 12, 2007

IRVINE, Calif., (December 12, 2007) - Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU) today announced the appointment of Jeff Reid to the position of national information technology manager.

"Jeff appears to be a great fit for our organization, and we're glad to have him join the team" said Shankar Basu, president and CEO of TMHU."

In his new position, Reid will be responsible for the overall research, development and management of all technology-related systems and activities for TMHU.

Previously, he was vice president for Conexant Systems, Inc., the worldwide leader of semiconductor solutions for broadband communications, convergence video, networking and Voice-Over-Internet Protocol.

Reid holds a bachelor's degree in management from Arizona State University in Tempe where he graduated summa cum laude. He is a member of the Southern California Society of Information Management and has acted as judge for the AeA Orange County Council High Tech Innovation Awards.

Reid resides in Mission Viejo, Calif., with his wife Helen, and their three children.

About Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc.

Celebrating its 40th year of established operations in the United States, Irvine, Calif.-based Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc., (TMHU) has been the number-one selling lift truck supplier in the U.S. since 2002 and currently offers a full line of high-quality lift trucks sold under the Toyota brand. Built on a reputation of excellence, Toyota remains popular due to its quality, reliability and durability. Quality is the hallmark of Toyota's world-renowned Toyota Production System practiced at all Toyota manufacturing facilities, including Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing (TIEM) in Columbus, Ind. Most of the Toyota lift trucks sold in the United States are manufactured at TIEM.

TIEM, and all Toyota manufacturing plants in the U.S. and Canada, comply with the ISO 14001 standard from the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), and have been honored for their environmental management systems and dedication to continuous improvement. TMHU remains the first and only manufacturer to offer EPA and CARB-certified Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) powered lift trucks. The recently-introduced Toyota 8-Series IC lift trucks produce 70 percent less smog-forming emissions than the 2007 federal EPA standard and have met California's 2010 emission standards three years early.

Toyota's commitment to excellence in customer service extends nationwide. Sixty-nine authorized Toyota Industrial Equipment dealers, with a total of 189 dealership locations throughout the United States, offer comprehensive customer service support, including one-stop shopping for both new and Certified Used lift trucks, parts, service and financing. For more information on TMHU, please visit www.toyotaforklift.com or call 1-800-226-0009.
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