October 9, 2002

Mazda gives away 1 millionth vehicle sold in Canada

Montreal, Quebec – Mazda Canada sold their 1,000,000th vehicle in Canada on Monday, September 30, 2002. Daniel Limoges of Montreal East, the purchaser of a Mazda’s one millionth car, received his new Mazda free of charge.

“It is a great pleasure to give back to our customers in such a big way,”
Luciano Esposto, General Manager, Repentigny Mazda. “Mazdas are extremely
popular in Quebec so it seems appropriate that we’d sell the millionth car
here.” The dealership, just outside of Montreal, threw a surprise party to
commemorate the event.

Canada’s head office in Scarborough gathers purchase information
electronically from every dealership and did not know where the millionth car
was sold until a week ago. The dealership contacted Daniel Limoges for a
commemorative photo marking the significance of the purchase. He had no
indication that Mazda would cancel his contract and provide him the car free
of charge.

Headquartered in Scarborough, Ontario, Mazda Canada has approximately 150 dealerships nationwide.

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