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Hankook Tire Participates in Meet and Greet With President Obama at Disabled American Veterans National Convention

Hankook’s involvement at convention underscores its commitment to supporting U.S. veterans through various program

Nashville, Tenn. U.S.A – August 2, 2016 - Hankook Tire participated in DAV’s (Disabled American Veterans) 95th National Convention in Atlanta yesterday, demonstrating its continued partnership with DAV and commitment to supporting the veteran community. At the Convention, Hankook Tire Vice Chairman and CEO Seung Hwa Suh met with President Barack Obama at an exclusive meet and greet prior to President Obama’s keynote speech at the convention. President Obama’s keynote speech underscored the obligation to ensure America’s veterans receive the benefits they’ve earned through military service, and Hankook is proud to support DAV’s mission to fulfill this promise.

Hankook, one of the fastest growing tire companies in the world, continues to build its U.S. presence and increase its support for America’s veterans ahead of the impending opening of Hankook’s first U.S. plant in Clarksville, Tenn. To further recognize the men and women who have served our country, Hankook hosts the Hankook Heroes recognition program through Aug. 7, where anyone can share a photo and brief story about their military hero to the online gallery at HankookHeroes.com, which also enters the hero for a chance to receive a set of Hankook tires.

“Hankook is dedicated to honoring veterans and helping provide them with access to the benefits and services they deserve,” said Seung Hwa Suh, vice chairman and CEO, Hankook Tire. “Now in the second year of our partnership with DAV, we’re honored to have been able to participate in DAV’s National Convention, and recognize veterans for their service and the sacrifices they have made.”

■ As part of Hankook’s partnership with DAV, Hankook will utilize mobility to help bring free services to veterans of all generations where they live, by hosting four of this year’s DAV Mobile Service Office (MSO) stops. The DAV MSO vehicle will be at the following locations this fall: Discount Tire in Phoenix on Sept. 14; Gateway Tire in Gallatin, Tenn. on Sept. 15; Gateway Tire in Clarksville, Tenn. on Sept. 16; and CJ’s Tire in Philadelphia on Oct. 12. Additionally, Hankook is sponsoring 10 of DAV’s RecruitMilitary veteran job fairs, as well as the DAV 5K Atlanta on Nov. 5.

“We’re so appreciative of Hankook’s growing partnership with DAV and value their involvement in this year’s convention,” said Marc Burgess, DAV National Adjutant and CEO. “With Hankook’s continued partnership, we’re able to better serve more and more veterans every year.”

For more information on Hankook and DAV’s continued partnership visit dav.org/hankook.

About Hankook Tire America Corp.
Hankook Tire America Corp. is a growing leader in the U.S. tire market, leveraging investments in technology, manufacturing and marketing to deliver high quality, reliable products that are safer for consumers and the environment. Headquartered in Nashville, Tenn., Hankook Tire markets and distributes a complete line of high performance and ultra-high performance passenger tires, light truck, SUV tires, as well as medium truck and bus tires in the United States.

About DAV
DAV is a nonprofit charity that provides a lifetime of support for veterans of all generations and their families, helping more than 1 million veterans in positive, life-changing ways each year. It provides more than 700,000 rides for veterans attending medical appointments annually, assists veterans with more than 300,000 claims for benefits and helped them attain more than $4 billion in new and retroactive benefits in 2015 so they can care for their families. DAV is also a leader in connecting veterans with meaningful employment, hosting job fairs and providing resources to ensure they have the opportunity to participate in the American Dream their sacrifices made possible. With 1.3 million members and nearly 1,300 chapters, DAV empowers our nation’s heroes, their families and survivors with the resources they need and ensures our nation keeps the promises made to them. For more information, please visit www.DAV.org.

About DAV
Name Phone Email
Mollie Holman / Brodeur on behalf of Hankook 646-746-5611 mholman@brodeur.com
Jamie Ernst / Brodeur on behalf of Hankook 480-308-0286 jernst@brodeur.com
Rachel Morales / DAV Corporate Partnerships Manager 202-734-1372 rmorales@davmail.org


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