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: Fujitsu and Showa Denko Agree on HDD Media Business Transfer 
 
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Fujitsu and Showa Denko Agree on HDD Media Business Transfer Tokyo, February 17, 2009 – ('Fujitsu') and Showa Denko K.K. ('Showa Denko') today announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding on the transfer of Fujitsu’s hard disk drive (HDD) media business, operated by Fujitsu subsidiary Yamagata ('Yamagata Fujitsu'), to Showa Denko. The companies aim to complete the transfer of the business in the April-June period of 2009. To facilitate the transfer, Fujitsu will reorganize the HDD media operations of Yamagata Fujitsu into a new company. All shares of the new company will then be sold to Showa Denko. The two companies plan to conclude a definitive transfer contract by the end of March, and to complete the transfer in the April-June period of 2009. Yamagata Fujitsu manufactures aluminum media for HDDs used in servers, and develops and manufactures glass media for compact HDDs used in notebook computers and car electronics. All of the media products the company manufactures are sold to Fujitsu. By acquiringFujitsu’s HDD media business, Showa Denko will strengthen its media offerings for server drives and position itself to build a stable customer base. The acquisition also gives Showa Denko immediate access to the HDD media-related research and development capabilities, manufacturing know-how, and intellectual property owned by Yamagata Fujitsu and Fujitsu. Showa Denko will reinforce its technical leadership in the media industry by merging these capabilities with its own. The HDD market is expected to continue to grow in the future as HDDs remain critical storage components for notebook PCs and consumer electronics. At the same time, the capacity of HDDs is expected to increase sharply, and it will be critical for media manufacturers to invest in the development of next-generation magnetic recording technologies and continue to provide timely support to HDD drive manufacturers. Showa Denko will enhance its development capabilities and overall competitiveness by integrating the capabilities of Yamagata Fujitsu. As the world’s largest independent vendor of HDD media, Showa Denko will continue to meet the volume and technical needs of its customers. 1. Overview of the New Company Establishment April-June period of 2009 Date (Scheduled) Capital Ratio 100% to be owned by Showa Denko Business Description Development, manufacturing and sales of HDD media Number of Employees Approximately 360 Sales Undetermined 2. Schedule By March 31, 2009: Sign definitive transfer contract (scheduled) By June 30, 2009: Establish new company, complete transfer (scheduled) 3. Impact on Financial Results For information on the impact of the HDD business transfer on Fujitsu’s consolidated financial results, please refer to today’s announcement, 'Fujitsu Revises FY2008 Earnings Projections, Planned Dividend Payment.' 4. Overview of Parties Showa Denko (1) Company Name Showa Denko K.K. (2) Address of 13-9, Shiba Daimon 1-Chome, Minato-ku, Headquarters Tokyo, Japan (3) Representative Kyohei Takahashi, President & CEO (4) Date Established June 1939 (5) Capital 121,904 million yen (as of December 31, 2008) (6) Fiscal Year January 1 to December 31 (7) Number of Employees 11,756 (consolidated, as of December 31, 2008) (8) Business Description Manufacturing and sales of olefins, organic chemicals, carbons, metals, gases, chemicals, aluminum, fine ceramics, electronics and other products (9) Total Sales 1,003,876 million yen (consolidated, fiscal 2008) (10)Relationship No significant relationship in capital or with Fujitsu personnel Fujitsu (1) Company Name (2) Address of 4-1-1 Kamikodanaka, Nakahara-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Headquarters Kanagawa, Japan (3) Representative Kuniaki Nozoe, President (4) Date Established June 1935 (5) Capital 324,625 million yen (as of December 31, 2008) (6) Fiscal Year April 1 to March 31 (7) Number of Employees 173,733 (consolidated, as of December 31, 2008) (8) Business fields Development, manufacturing, sales and service in Description the fields of software and services, information processing and telecommunications (9) Total Sales 5,330,865 million yen (consolidated, fiscal 2007) (10)Relationship with No significant relationship in capital or Showa Denko personnel About Fujitsu Fujitsu is a leading provider of IT-based business solutions for the global marketplace. With approximately 160,000 employees supporting customers in 70 countries, Fujitsu combines a worldwide corps of systems and services experts with highly reliable computing and communications products and advanced microelectronics to deliver added value to customers. Headquartered in Tokyo, (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 5.3 trillion yen (US$53 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008. For more information, please see: www.fujitsu.com. All other company or product names mentioned herein are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Information provided in this press release is accurate at time of publication and is subject to change without advance notice. (c)DGAP 17.02.2009
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Language: English Issuer: Shiodome City Center, 1-5-2 Higashi-Shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-7123 Japan Phone: +81 (0) 3-6252-2176 Fax: +81 (0) 3-6252-2783 E-mail: ir@fujitsu.com Internet: ISIN: JP3818000006, DE0008632639 WKN: 855182, 863263 Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (General Standard); Freiverkehr in Berlin, Stuttgart, München, Hamburg, Düsseldorf End of News DGAP News-Service
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