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Regarding Fire at the Yokkaichi Plant

CORPORATE  11/16/2012
JSR Corporation extends our sincerest apologies about the fire which occurred at our production facilities for emulsion polymerization styrene-butadiene rubbers(E-SBR) in our Yokkaichi Plant on November 15, 2012. The fire started at 10:13pm and was brought under control at 1:32 am, November 16, 2012.

An on-site inspection will be conducted today, November 16 at 10 am by local authorities (the Yokkaichi City Fire Department, Yokkaichi Minami Police Office, and the Yokkaichi Labor Standards Inspection Office). JSR will fully cooperate with the above local authorities to investigate the cause of the accident.

We will report further details once more information becomes available.

JSR Corporation
Corporate Communications Department
Nobuhiko Kuwashima/Yoshiko Takeda