We send our deepest condolences to the people who fell victim to the earthquake and tsunamis in northeast Japan, and wish for the earliest possible recovery.
The situation of the damage and the response of our group as of 9:00 am (Japan time), March 14, 2011 are as follows.
We will devote all our efforts to our recovery as we ask for your kind understanding and assistance.

<Kashima Plant (Kamisu City, Ibaraki Prefecture)>
The operation of the whole plant is being suspended after the quake.
We are earnestly checking on the damage to our facilities and making every effort to restore.

All plants except Kashima are being operated as usual.
No injuries among all of our employees and their families including domestic group companies and partner companies have been reported.