Report following the Northern Japan Earthquake

14 Mar 2011

A strong earthquake struck off the coast of northeast Japan Friday, 11 March 2011. The following is a report related to the NSG Group's operations as at Monday 14 March 2011.

1. Employees

We have now confirmed that none of our employees is missing or has been injured.

2. Facilities

1. Chiba Plant (Ichihara city, Chiba prefecture)

We have confirmed that none of the three glass furnaces at the plant has sustained any significant damage. The operations of these three furnaces were suspended immediately after the earthquake, but we are now working on to resume operations one by one.

2. Other sites in the Tohoku (Northern) and Kanto (Eastern) regions

None of our facilities and equipment has sustained any significant damage at the sites in the affected regions. Due to power outage, however, some operations are now being suspended at some of these locations.

3. There have been damages to glass stock in warehouses and at sites in the affected area.

3. Impact on the Group's operation

Potential financial impact of the earthquake on the Group's performance is still unknown at this stage. However, if circumstances arise that call for any change to our current financial outlook, we will implement timely disclosure.

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