Receipt of European Commission Statement of Objections

23 Apr 2007
Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (“NSG”) confirms that Pilkington Group Limited (“Pilkington”), a member of NSG Group, received a further Statement of Objections on 20 April 2007 from the European Commission.
This relates to alleged violations of competition rules by a number of glass manufacturers in the European Automotive glass sector, including Pilkington.

Pilkington will study the Statement of Objections in detail and will prepare its response. Pending further steps in the proceedings and until a final decision by the European Commission, NSG and Pilkington will refrain from any further comment.