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SAKAI AND GIESZL SUCCEED TOGO AND McCURRY

 SAKAI AND GIESZL SUCCEED TOGO AND McCURRY
 TORRANCE, Calif., June 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Shinji Sakai and Yale


Gieszl have succeeded Yuki Togo and Bob McCurry as Toyota Motor Sales (TMS), U.S.A. Inc., president and chief executive officer, and executive vice president, the company announced today.
 Togo and McCurry will serve as chairman and vice chairman, respectively. Togo will become more involved in the development of Toyota Aviation Inc., a TMS subsidiary, while McCurry will establish an office in Washington, D.C., and assist Toyota with government and industry relations.
 Sakai, who has been with Toyota for 30 years, will oversee the company's U.S. operations. Gieszl, formerly senior vice president, finance and administration, will direct the company's sales efforts on behalf of Toyota, Lexus and Toyota Industrial Equipment's more than 1,500 dealers, and oversee the marketing, distribution, public affairs, parts, service, product planning and customer relations department.
 Sakai announced that Gieszl will be succeeded by Robert A. Best, formerly TMS group vice president of administrative operations. In his new role as group vice president, finance and administration, Best will oversee the company's finance, purchasing and administration, information systems, facilities, human resources, legal and tax departments. He will also take over responsibility of Toyota Motor Credit Corp. (TMCC) and Toyota Motor Insurance Services (TMIS). TMCC provides financial services to Toyota, Lexus and Toyota Industrial Equipment dealers and their customers, and TMIS provides insurance services.
 Best has been with TMS since 1978. Before joining Toyota, he was director of data processing for Los Angeles County. He also worked at Martin-Marietta Corp. for more than 20 years and served as executive director of technology and executive director of data systems for the firm's U.S. aerospace and commercial computer centers. Best is a director for the Los Angeles Urban League, a foundation director for the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, N.M., and chairman of the TEAM (Toyota Equal Access for Minorities) committee at TMS.
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 /CONTACT: James Olson of Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A., 310-618-4701/ CO: Toyota Motor Sales, U.S.A. Inc. ST: California IN: AUT SU: PER


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