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December 24, 2010 Fuji Electric Holdings Co., Ltd.

Confirmation of the new JV formation date

Fuji Electric Holdings Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Fuji Electric”) announced that today it reached an agreement with GE on the new formation date of the joint venture to design, manufacture, and market electric meters to electric utilities and other customers in Japan.

According to the original plans, Fuji Electric and GE had been preparing to establish the joint venture on October 1, 2010. Additional time was required for the filing of antitrust laws outside of Japan, as announced in the press release issued on September 29, 2010, “Postponement of Joint Venture Formation in the Meter Business.” The filing process has been completed, and therefore Fuji Electric and GE made an agreement on the new date. Details are as follows.


1. Establishment Date of the Joint-Venture Company

February 1, 2011 (Tuesday)

2. Overview of the Joint-Venture Company
(1) Company name GE Fuji Meter Co., Ltd.
(2) Head office 1 – 11 – 2 Osaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo
(3) Name and title of representatives Micho Shinozaki, Chairman and representative director, CEO
Daniel T. Nakano, President and representative director, COO
(4) Principal business activities Design, development, manufacture, sale, maintenance and repair of electric meters (including smart meters and related products) for utility companies and other customers in Japan
(5) Balance date March 31
(6) Major shareholders and percentage of shares held Fuji Electric Systems Co., Ltd. (Note): 50.01%
GE Energy Japan, Ltd.: 49.99%
(7) Number of employees Approximately 200
Note: Fuji Electric Systems Co., Ltd., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fuji Electric Holdings Co., Ltd.
3. Outlook

The Company expects no major impact on its consolidated forecasts of financial results for the current fiscal year as a result of the establishment of the joint-venture company.



Reference:
Fuji Electric Holdings and GE signed MOU to form a JV for Japan’s meter business (February 25, 2010)
Fuji Electric and GE Moving Forward on New Joint Venture for Japan’s Meter BusinessPDF[121KB] (July 30, 2010)
Postponement of Joint Venture Formation in the Meter Business (September 29, 2010)


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