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Current Status of JSR's Business Operations

CORPORATE  03/14/2011
Below is a report of the current status of JSR's business operations, as of 9am on March 14th (Mon), which is a result of the Tohoku-area Pacific Coast Earthquake that occurred on March 11th 2011. All of our manufacturing operations are physically intact with the exceptions of the following two locations.

1. Chiba Plant (located in Ichihara City, Chiba)
The manufacturing facilities are currently under normal operations and no physical damages or personnel injuries/casualties have been observed. The adverse effects on our operations of the disasters in Chiba chemical complex and the limitations on the energy supply to be announced by Tokyo Electric Power Company are not confirmed, and will be disclosed once more information becomes available.

2. Kashima Plant (located in Kamisu City, Ibaraki)
All manufacturing lines and manufacturing equipment were stopped by the automatic interlocks, which was triggered by the earthquake. The peripheral facilities were well protected and no physical damages have been observed. However, this needs to be reconfirmed through physical inspections. The industrial water supply is interrupted and no information is available at the moment regarding when it will recover.

Regarding personnel injuries, it has been confirmed that one of our maintenance personnel suffered a minor injury during the repair work.

We will finish conducting a thorough physical inspection and prepare to recommence operations before the supplies of industrial water and steam recover. Issues related to the supply of raw materials and logistics will be disclosed once more information becomes available.