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Toyota Financial Services has introduced a new program that waives the remaining lease payments for military customers who die or are catastrophically injured in the line of duty.

The company invites eligible Toyota and Lexus lease customers or their family members to contact Toyota Financial Services or Lexus Financial Services to be assisted.

Toyota Financial Services will allow the customer's estate or family to return the vehicle and will cancel the remaining lease payments and any end of lease fees from their existing lease contract.

Anna Sampang, vice-president of service operations at Toyota Financial Services, said: “We value our customers and recognize the sacrifices these heroes have made to defend our freedoms.

“We're hopeful this new program will help their families as they navigate a difficult time.”

The relatives of US military members who have died while serving their country are referred to as Gold Star families.

Mark Templin, president and CEO of Toyota Financial Services, said: “Toyota is grateful to the service members who have given so much to protect our country.

“We humbly thank the families of those who have sacrificed their lives or suffered catastrophic injuries to keep the United States safe, and we are honored to do our part to recognize their service.”