Hyundai Provides Vehicles To Organizing Committee of 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup

- Fleet of 50 cars to be used to transport organizing committee, national teams

- Vehicles include new i40 wagon, popular ix35 SUV

(from left to right) : Mr.Ferdinando Arcopinto (General Manager from Local Organizing Committee), Guido Guerrieri (CEO of Sports Ravenna) , Joan Cusco (Managing Director of 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup) , Mr. Yongsung Kim (President of Hyundai Motor Company Italy)

(from left to right) : Mr.Ferdinando Arcopinto (General Manager from Local Organizing Committee), Joan Cusco (Managing Director of 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup), Mr. Yongsung Kim (President of Hyundai Motor Company Italy), Guido Guerrieri (CEO of Sports Ravenna)

(Seoul, Korea) Hyundai Motor is providing a fleet of 50 vehicles to the organizing committee of 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup as the exclusive official automotive supplier to the event, which takes place at Marina di Ravenna, Italy, from September 1-11.

The cars available include the new i40, the compact crossover SUV ix35, the mid-size crossover SUV Santa Fe, the multi-purpose vehicle ix20, and the H-1 minibus for transporting larger groups. The vehicles will be used to transport FIFA officials, national teams, referees and media representatives throughout the tournament.

The VIK (value-in-kind) handover ceremony, held today at Ravenna Stadium, was attended by Mr. Yongsung Kim, President of Hyundai Motor Company Italy, Mr. Joan Cusco, Managing Director of 2011 FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, Mr. Ferdinando Arcopinto, General Manager from Local Organizing Committee, as well as officials from the municipality of Ravenna, media members and other guests.

Hyundai is proud of its 12-year strong association with FIFA, during which the company has demonstrated itself to be a reliable and effective partner by serving as the official automotive supplier to all FIFA-sanctioned events around the world. Hyundai is currently one of FIFA’s top partners and has extended its strategic sponsorship agreement with FIFA to cover the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ in Brazil, the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ in Russia, and the 2022 World Cup™ in Qatar.