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Pan American Union signs agreement with Molten

Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, President of UPV and Kioyaki Nishihara, Chairman and CEO of Molten USA, shake hands after the signing of the partnership agreement accompanied by Marta Centeno de Sajche and Hidenaru Fuji

Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, February 21, 2013 – The Pan American Volleyball Union and Molten Corporation have signed a two-year agreement for the exclusive use of Molten volleyballs in all the competitions organised by the intercontinental sport organisation.

The Pan American Union is composed by all national federations of North and South America and organizes the four Pan American Cups in the youth and junior level and also the under 23 competitions in both genders.

Mr. Cristobal Marte Hoffiz, President of the UPV, and Mr. Kioyaki Nishihara, Chairman and CEO of Molten USA signed the agreement during a ceremony held at the NORCECA Confederation headquarters on Wednesday.

“We are very pleased to sign this agreement that will allow us to distribute Molten volleyballs for indoor and beach competitions in all the countries of South America,” Marte Hoffiz said. “This partnership definitely will contribute to the development and spreading of our sport in the Americas.”

Molten and NORCECA have been associated for six years and Molten will be the official ball for the volleyball tournaments of the Central American Games to be held in Costa Rica next month and the Central American and Caribbean Games to be played in Veracruz, Mexico next year.

“We are very satisfied for establishing this new partnership with the Pan American Volleyball Union and we hope to contribute to the development of the game in the whole continent as the official supplier of our volleyballs,” Mr. Nishihara said.

Molten Corporation is one of the largest manufacturers of competition quality sports balls and is the official ball of NORCECA, the NCAA and USA Volleyball.

The ceremony was attended also by Mrs.  Marta Centeno de Sajche, vice president of NORCECA, Mr. Hidenari Fuji, who was recently named Director of Latin American Business of Molten USA and the members of the refereeing commission of NORCECA.

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