Impact of GM’s Filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection in the U.S. on HORIBA’s Earnings

2 June 2009


On June 1, 2009, General Motors Corporation (GM), one of our customers, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Based on current information available, HORIBA’s trading relationship with GM, in terms of liabilities and assets, are as follows and impacts to HORIBA’s earnings for this fiscal year is expected to be limited.

1. GM’s profile

(1) Corporate name

General Motors Corporation

(2) Head office

300 Renaissance Center, Detroit, MI 48265-3000, USA

(3) Representative

Frederick A. Henderson, President and Chief Executive Officer

(4) Main business activities

Automobile manufacturing

2. Types, amounts, and ratios to total net assets of liabilities and assets related to GM (as of June 1, 2009, preliminary)

(1) Types and amounts of liabilities and assets

Account receivable:

86 thousand U.S. dollars
(8 million yen at the exchange rate of 94.97 yen per U.S. dollar, as of June 1, 2009)

Inventories:

1,038 thousand U.S. dollars
(98 million yen at the exchange rate of 94.97 yen per U.S. dollar, as of June 1, 2009)

(Balance at HORIBA Instruments Incorporated (US), a Group subsidiary)

(2) Ratios to total net assets

Ratios to HORIBA’s net assets of 76,841 million yen at the closing date of the previous fiscal year

Accounts receivable

0.01%

Inventories

0.13%

(Balance at HORIBA Instruments Incorporated (US), a Group subsidiary)

3. Impact on earnings outlook

Given the amounts stated above, the impact on HORIBA’s earnings for this fiscal year is expected to be limited.

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