Premier Partner Award

Wednesday, September 7, 2005

CORTE MADERA, CA-- American Honda Motor Co., Inc. President and CEO Koichi Kondo recently presented the company's Premier Partner Award to Pasha Distribution Services, a division of The Pasha Group, for excellence in transportation and logistics services. Pasha Distribution Services was one of 15 award recipients selected from 51 suppliers nominated by American Honda associates nationwide.

The Premier Partner Awards were established in 1998 to recognize suppliers who embrace American Honda's philosophy of exceeding customer expectations. The award winners represent excellence in a variety of industries including automobile batteries, railway transportation, information technology services, marketing services and much more.

George Pasha III, Chairman and CEO of The Pasha Group, accepted the award on behalf of Pasha Distribution Services. He said, "Our association with American Honda goes back more than 30 years. We are honored to be recognized by such a valued partner." "Honda's global success is directly related to our core philosophy of delivering the highest possible value to our customers through quality products and customer service," said Gary Kessler, American Honda's senior vice president of human resources and administration. "Today we acknowledge select suppliers who share in our philosophy and thank them for their dedication to American Honda's quality commitment."

About American Honda

Honda is one of the world's leading producers of mobility products including its diverse line-up of automobiles, motorcycles and ATVs, power products, marine engines and personal watercraft.

Honda is the world's preeminent engine-maker, with annual worldwide production of more than 19 million engines. On a global basis, Honda has more than 130 manufacturing facilities in 29 nations.

Honda began operations in North America in 1959 with the establishment of American Honda Motor Co., Inc., Honda's first overseas subsidiary. Honda began assembling motorcycles in America in 1979, with U.S. automobile manufacturing starting in 1982. Honda now employs more than 26,000 Americans in the design, manufacture and marketing of its products in America. Honda currently builds products in 12 manufacturing plants in North America, with three major R&D centers in the U.S.

About Pasha Distribution Services and The Pasha Group

Pasha Distribution Services is a nationwide transporter of commercial and privately owned vehicles. As a lead logistics provider, they manage vehicle movements for several automotive manufacturers and rental car companies to and from the Mainland and Hawaii on the MV Jean Anne, a Pure Car Truck Carrier (PCTC). The MV Jean Anne is operated by Pasha Hawaii Transport Lines, a joint venture between the Pasha Group and Strong Vessel Operators.