THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., Jan 3, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Amgen Inc.
(Nasdaq:AMGN) today announced that it has established a company-wide
South Asia Tsunami Relief Program and provided an initial cash
contribution of $1 million in support of humanitarian aid to the
International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
Amgen has also launched an internal Web site to facilitate
individual staff donations. Amgen staff contributions for tsunami
relief efforts will be matched dollar for dollar.
The immediate $1 million corporate donation to the Red Cross will
be used for relief efforts including support for field hospitals and
delivery of emergency relief supplies.
"Amgen´s corporate contributions and individual donations are
expressions of our sincere sympathy for those directly affected by
this tragedy," said Kevin Sharer, Amgen´s chairman and chief executive
Amgen´s matching gift program for this effort will remain open for
at least six months to assist in long-term recovery efforts.
Amgen is a global biotechnology company that discovers, develops,
manufactures and markets important human therapeutics based on
advances in cellular and molecular biology.
Amgen, Thousand OaksChristine Cassiano, 805-447-4587 (media)
Arvind Sood, 805-447-1060 (investors)