Statement from Tak Nakata, President, Yamaha Corporation of America - Steve Jobs condolences

10/10/2011 [Corporate]

On behalf of Yamaha Corporation of America, I would like to express our deepest condolences to our friends at Apple Inc. following the passing of the company's visionary founder and former CEO, Steve Jobs.

Steve's overall contribution to society is immense, and his well-deserved reputation for innovation will continue to inspire all of us at Yamaha for decades to come. To paraphrase his own words, Steve "put a ding" in the entire music products universe, greatly enhancing the purpose, versatility and enjoyment of a vast array of musical instruments and audio equipment.

Even more important, his inventions not only inspired countless non-musicians to pick up an instrument for the first time, but also enabled professionals to achieve new heights of creativity they didn't think possible.

We will greatly miss Steve's vision and his passion--for music and for life itself.

Tak Nakata
Yamaha Corporation of America

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