ANZ today announced it will donate A$1 million to support recovery efforts underway in Japan following the devastating earthquake and tsunami. ANZ CEO Asia Pacific, Europe and America Alex Thursby said: “We offer our deepest sympathies to our customers, staff and the people of Japan. Following the recent floods in Queensland and the Christchurch earthquake, we are acutely aware of the impact of disasters like this, and we will stand with you in this time of need.” Mr Thursby said Japan is Australia’s second largest trading partner and is an important part of ANZ’s super regional banking network. “ANZ’s branches in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya have remained open throughout these events. Our staff in Japan have worked commendably to provide our corporate, institutional and retail customers with uninterrupted access to the products and services they need, helping to maintain business activity in Japan during these difficult times,” said Mr Thursby. Accounts are being set up in branches across the 32 markets that ANZ operates in to receive customer and staff donations for the appeal. In Australia, donations can be made at any ANZ branch or through internet banking.
The account details are:
Account Name: Red Cross Japan and Pacific Disaster Appeal - Customers
ANZ has operated in Japan since 1969 and has three branches in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya. ANZ provides full corporate and institutional banking services, and wealth management retail banking products and services.