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Making a Difference to our World through Glass Technology Keiji Yoshikawa 

Greetings.

The NSG Group has evolved, since the foundation of Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. in 1918, and now we are a truly global company. Our products are supplied to the major markets of the Automotive, Architectural, Information Technology and Telecommunications sectors.

Our mission, as a member of the group of Sumitomo Group of Companies, is to be a global leader in innovative high-performance glass and glazing solutions, contributing to energy conservation and generation, working safely and ethically. Glass has been produced in various forms for thousands of years and provides countless opportunities due to its versatility. Throughout its history, the NSG Group has been producing and supplying high quality glass and glazing products to the world.

The Group has grown in size and scope on its way to becoming a global organization. In order to fully utilize our global production base and resources, we have continued our efforts to create a better organization. Since I was appointed CEO, I have enhanced our regionally focused business approach. I believe that a global business works better when we recognize and value diversity and leverage regional strengths. In other words, we seek to maximize the Group's overall results by driving the performance of our regional businesses through the empowerment of the regions while at the same time ensuring that the businesses are fully aligned with the Group's global direction and strategy.

In May 2014, we announced the NSG Group’s new Strategic Vision and Medium-term Plan. Our strategic vision is to transform the NSG Group into a “VA Glass Company”. The next 4 years are critical to the establishment of the Group as a “VA Glass Company”. The priority being to enhance our financial and operational performance while we shift to selling more value-added products as described in our new long-term vision. Through the implementation of the new Medium-term Plan, the NSG Group will accelerate the recovery of profitability.

We look forward to your continued support.

Keiji Yoshikawa
President and CEO, NSG group

May 2014