Subaru Receives Four IIHS 'Top Safety Pick' Awards for 2009

Cherry Hill, NJ, November 25, 2008 -- Subaru of America, Inc. announced today that four of its 2009 models have been named a 2009 'Top Safety Pick' by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. The following vehicles each earned a 2009 'Top Safety Pick' in their category: Subaru Legacy for Mid-size Sedan, Subaru Impreza for Small Cars, Subaru Tribeca for Mid-size SUV and Subaru Forester for Small SUV.

"We are delighted that once again, Subaru vehicles are being recognized as 'Top Safety Picks'," said Tom Doll, executive vice president and CFO for Subaru of America. "These awards speak to the dedication of our engineers in making Subaru vehicles not only safe to drive, but also fun and affordable with all-wheel drive standard."

'Top Safety Pick' recognizes vehicles that do the best job of protecting people in front, side, and rear crashes based on good ratings in Institute tests. Winners are also required to have electronic stability control (ESC), which research shows significantly reduces crash risk.

"It is not a surprise that Subaru has again received 'Top Safety Pick' awards for its vehicles," says Institute President, Adrian Lund. "Subaru is a standout for 2009 because it has at least one Top Safety Pick in every vehicle class in which it competes. The Top Safety Pick awards speak to the commitment Subaru makes to produce safer vehicles."

About IIHS
The Institute's frontal crashworthiness evaluations are based on results of 40 mph frontal offset crash tests. Each vehicle's overall evaluation is based on measurements of intrusion into the occupant compartment, injury measures recorded on a Hybrid III dummy in the driver seat, and analysis of slow-motion film to assess how well the restraint system controlled dummy movement during the test.

Side evaluations are based on performance in a crash test in which the side of a vehicle is struck by a barrier moving at 31 mph. The barrier represents the front end of a pickup or SUV. Ratings reflect injury measures recorded on two instrumented SID-IIs dummies, assessment of head protection countermeasures, and the vehicle's structural performance during the impact. Injury measures obtained from the two dummies, one in the driver seat and the other in the back seat behind the driver, are used to determine the likelihood that a driver and/or passenger in a similar real-world crash would sustain serious injury to various parts of the body. The movements and contacts of the dummies' heads during the test also are evaluated. Structural performance is based on measurements indicating the amount of B-pillar intrusion into the occupant compartment.

Rear crash protection is rated according to a two-step procedure. Starting points for the ratings are measurements of head restraint geometry - the height of a restraint and its horizontal distance behind the back of the head of an average-size man. Seats with good or acceptable restraint geometry are tested dynamically using a dummy that measures forces on the neck. This test simulates a collision in which a stationary vehicle is struck in the rear at 20 mph. Seats without good or acceptable geometry are rated poor overall because they can't be positioned to protect many people.

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ, the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of nearly 600 dealers across the United States. Subaru makes the best-selling All-Wheel Drive car sold in America based on R.L. Polk & Co. new vehicle retail registration statistics calendar year-end 2007. In addition, Subaru boasts the most fuel efficient line-up of all-wheel drive products sold in the market today based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel economy standards. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero- landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.

Subaru "Shares the Love" In Its First One-Of-A-Kind Cause-Related Campaign

Cherry Hill, NJ, November 24, 2008 -- Subaru of America, Inc. today announced a unique marketing campaign based on the love Subaru owners have for their vehicles and their desire to help worthy causes. Called "Share the Love", the campaign will run from November 24 to January 2 and will allow Subaru new vehicle customers to select one of five charities to receive a $250 donation from Subaru of America, following the vehicle purchase or lease.

Extending the automaker's, "Love. It's What Makes a Subaru, a Subaru" campaign, the program is expected to raise up to $5 million for the charities during its duration. The five charities participating in the program are: Habitat for Humanity International, Boys & Girls Clubs of America, Meals On Wheels Association of America, The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) and the National Wildlife Federation (NWF).

Based on research that shows Subaru buyers are more actively involved in charitable causes than the average car buyer, the campaign has been developed by the company's brand agency, Carmichael Lynch, to align that affinity to their vehicle purchase.

Subaru dealerships across the U.S. will also be participating in the program by hosting programs and projects in their local communities..

Kevin Mayer, director of marketing communications for Subaru of America, said, "We wanted to create a program that not only stands out from the crowd but is also relevant to our customer's value system - that of giving back to the community. The program is also timely in that many charities are feeling the effects of the recent economic troubles. So we are pleased to be helping charities during this difficult period."

"Share the Love" features print, TV and digital media components. More information on the program can be found at www.subaru.com.

About the Charities
For more than 100 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of America have been serving as passionate advocates for young people in our communities. Clubs provide a positive place for kids and teens to find supportive and caring adults who mentor, empower and inspire them to reach their full potential. www.bgca.org

National Wildlife Federation® (NWF) is America's largest conservation organization, inspiring Americans to protect wildlife for our children's future. NWF unites individuals from diverse backgrounds through a grassroots network of 4 million members
and supporters, and is joined by 47 affiliated state wildlife organizations. National Wildlife Federation's programs educate and inspire people from all walks of life to protect wildlife and wildlife habitat. www.nwf.org

Meals On Wheels Association of America (MOWAA) works every day with thousands of local Meals On Wheels programs and hundreds of thousands of volunteers who all share in the mission to end senior hunger. The organization provides the tools and information its programs need to make a difference in the lives of others. It also gives cash grants to local senior meal programs throughout the country to assist in providing meals and other nutrition services. www.mowaa.org

For more than 142 years, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) has been dedicated to rescuing animals from abuse, introducing and enforcing more humane legislation, sharing resources with shelters across the country, and advancing the care of animals through their unparalleled expertise in medicine, behavior, toxicology and forensics. www.aspca.org

Habitat for Humanity International is a nonprofit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry that welcomes to its work all people dedicated to the cause of eliminating poverty housing. Since its founding in 1976, Habitat has built nearly 300,000 houses worldwide, providing simple, decent and affordable shelter for more than 1.5 million people. www.habitat.org

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ, the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of nearly 600 dealers across the United States. Subaru makes the best-selling All-Wheel Drive car sold in America based on R.L. Polk & Co. new vehicle retail registration statistics calendar year-end 2007. In addition, Subaru boasts the most fuel efficient line-up of all-wheel drive products sold in the market today based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel economy standards. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero- landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.

Subaru of America, Inc. Ranks Amongst the Highest in Residual Value

CHERRY HILL, NJ, November 20, 2008 - Subaru of America, Inc. today announced that it has received Residual Value Awards from Automotive Lease Guide (ALG). The 2009 Subaru Forester won the top award in the Compact Utility Vehicle category, while the Subaru brand collected an award as the second-highest brand for residual value.

ALG's 10th annual Residual Value Awards, for the 2009 model year, honored the vehicles in each industry segment that ALG predicts will retain the highest percentage of their original price after a conventional three-year lease term.

ALG determines the award winners after carefully studying the competition in each segment, historical vehicle performance and industry trends. Vehicle quality, production levels relative to demand, and pricing strategies are among the key factors that affect ALG's residual value forecasts. The complete list of this year's awards can be found on www.alg.com.

"This is exciting news for Subaru of America," said Tomohiko Ikeda, chairman, president and CEO for Subaru of America, Inc. "Winning second across the industry in terms of ALG predicted value reinforces the attributes of the Subaru brand - durability, reliability and safety - all at a great value."

"The secret about Subaru is getting out - thanks to a streak of wins anchored by the Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year Award for the 2009 Forester and Kelley Blue Book naming Subaru as one of the top Resale Value Brands of 2009," said Tom Doll, executive vice president for Subaru of America, Inc. "Subaru sales being up in a down market underscores the fact that the news is getting to customers about our vehicles."

"We believe Residual Value remains the best metric for evaluating the overall strength of an automotive brand, and we congratulate Subaru for the proven success," said John Blair, Chief Executive Officer of Automotive Lease Guide.

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ, the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of nearly 600 dealers across the United States. Subaru makes the best-selling All-Wheel Drive car sold in America based on R.L. Polk& Co. new vehicle retail registration statistics calendar year-end 2007. In addition, Subaru boasts the most fuel efficient line-up of all-wheel drive products sold in the market today based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel economy standards. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero-landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.

About ALG (www.alg.com)
Based in Santa Barbara, California, Automotive Lease Guide (ALG) is a leading provider of data and consulting services to the automotive industry. ALG publishes the "Automotive Lease Guide" - the standard for Residual Value projections in North America, and has been forecasting automotive residual values for over 37 years in both the U.S. and Canadian markets. ALG is a company of DealerTrack Holdings, Inc.

Subaru Posts October Sales

CHERRY HILL, NJ, November 3, 2008 - Subaru of America, Inc. today announced a 14 percent decrease in sales for the month of October versus October 2007. Total sales year-to-date were up 2 percent with 156,706 units sold over the same period last year with 153,601 units sold.

Sales for the Subaru Forester were up 28 percent or 4,558 units for the month of October versus October 2007 sales of 3,554 units.

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*Includes Legacy Wagon
**Total sales include 2 Baja sales in '08 including 1 in Oct. '08. Include 1122 Baja sales '07 YTD.

"Throughout the month of October, there was no shortage of bad news about the industry and economy, but for Subaru, there was great news," said Tim Colbeck, vice president of sales for Subaru of America. "The Forester was named the Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year."

"Despite the weakness in the market caused by credit concerns, depreciating home values and the corresponding reduction in consumer confidence, Subaru continues to outperform the industry," said Tom Doll, executive vice president for Subaru of America, Inc.

About Subaru of America, Inc.
Subaru of America, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. of Japan. Headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ, the company markets and distributes Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive vehicles, parts and accessories through a network of nearly 600 dealers across the United States. Subaru makes the best-selling All-Wheel Drive car sold in America based on R.L. Polk & Co. new vehicle retail registration statistics calendar year-end 2007. In addition, Subaru boasts the most fuel efficient line-up of all-wheel drive products sold in the market today based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fuel economy standards. All Subaru products are manufactured in zero- landfill production plants and Subaru of Indiana Automotive Inc. is the only U.S. automobile production plant to be designated a backyard wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.

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