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Regarding the Effects of the Japan Earthquake on KYOCERA Group Operations


04 April 2011 - The Kyocera Group offers our heartfelt condolences to the people in Japan affected by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, and we offer our sincere wishes for their recovery. Effects of the earthquake on Kyocera Group operations are listed below (as of 12:00pm April 4, 2011 Japan time).

1. Employee safety

The safety and whereabouts of all employees of the Kyocera Group have been confirmed.

2. Effects on production facilities

(Northeastern region of Japan)

KYOCERA Corporation, Fukushima Tanagura Plant (Higashi-shirakawa, Fukushima Pref.)
Production items: PHS handsets and base stations
Damage: Partial damage to the building and equipment
Production status: Production resumed from March 15

KYOCERA Chemical Corporation, Koriyama Plant (Koriyama City, Fukushima Pref.)
Production items: Organic materials
Damage: Partial damage to the building and equipment
Production status: Production resumed from March 22 

KYOCERA KINSEKI Yamagata Corporation (Higashine City, Yamagata Pref.)
Production items: Quartz crystal components
Damage: Partial damage to the building and equipment
Production status: Production resumed from March 22

(Eastern region of Japan)

KYOCERA Chemical Corporation, Kawaguchi Plant (Kawaguchi City, Saitama Pref.)
Production items: Organic materials
Damage: Partial damage to the building and equipment
Production status: Production resumed from March 15

KYOCERA Chemical Corporation, Kawasaki Plant (Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Pref.)
Production items: Organic materials
Damage: Partial damage to the building and equipment
Production status: Production resumed from March 15

KYOCERA Chemical Corporation, Moka Plant (Moka City, Tochigi Pref.)
Production items: Organic materials
Damage: Partial damage to the building and equipment
Production status: Production resumed from March 17

KYOCERA KINSEKI HERTZ Corporation (Hachioji City, Tokyo)
Production items: Quartz crystal components
Damage: No damage to the building or equipment
Production status: Production unaffected

KYOCERA OPTEC Co., Ltd., Main Plant (Ome City, Tokyo)
Production items: Optical components
Damage: No damage to the building or equipment
Production status: Production resumed from March 16 

KYOCERA OPTEC Co., Ltd., Chigase Plant (Ome City, Tokyo)
Production items: Optical components
Damage: No damage to the building or equipment
Production status: Production resumed from March 16

NOTE: The KYOCERA Corporation Sendai Plant is located in Sendai City, Kagoshima Prefecture (southern Japan), not in the Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture (northeastern Japan) which was affected by the recent earthquake. This plant was unaffected by recent events.

3. Effects of planned rolling power outages

There is a possibility of effects on production depending on the implementation of planned rolling power outages.

4. Impact on business performance

The impact of the earthquake and subsequent planned rolling power outages on business performance is currently being investigated along with other factors including the status of business partners.

In the event that a significant impact on business performance is foreseen, a report will be made at the earliest possible time.



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