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News Release 2013

Brother Held a New Factory Inauguration Ceremony

August 12, 2013

Brother Industries, Ltd.

On Monday, August 12, Brother Industries (Philippines), Inc. (President: Toshio Ito), a subsidiary of Brother Industries, Ltd. (President: Toshikazu Koike) held an inauguration ceremony in its factory located at First Philippine Industrial Park in Batangans near Manila.

Benigno Simeon Aquino III, President of the Republic of the Philippines, Gregory L. Domingo, Secretary of Trade and Industry, Lilia B. De Lima, Director General of Philippine Economic Zone Authority, Toshinao Urabe, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Japan to the Republic of the Philippines, Toshikazu Koike, Representative Director & President of Brother Industries, Ltd. and Yuji Miwa, Executive Officer of Brother Industries, Ltd. attended at the inauguration ceremony.

Brother Industries (Philippines), Inc. was established in March, 2012 to meet increasing demands in the printing business which is the Brother Group's core business. This facility is manufacturing ink cartridges of Brother's inkjet printer and All-in-Ones. Hereafter, Brother will establish the second manufacturing facility on the property of Brother Industries (Philippines), Inc. When this facility is completed as scheduled, it will start manufacturing inkjet printers and All-in-Ones. Accordingly, number of the total employees working at Brother's facilities in the Philippines will be up to about 3500 by FY2015.

The Brother Group is promoting to enhance function of manufacturing bases on a global basis based on its mid-term business strategy "CS B2015".

Although the manufacturing facility in China has previously played a main role in operation of the Brother Group's inkjet business, the new facilities in Philippines also start the inkjet business operations.
The Brother Group will enhance and optimize production capabilities as well as aim to increase its global market share.

Outline of Brother Industries (Philippines), Inc. (As of August 2013)

Company Name
Brother Industries (Philippines), Inc.
Location
First Philippine Industrial Park, Barangay Ulango, Tanauan City,
Batangans, Philippines
(Approximately 50km south of Manila)
Capital
114 million US dollars
Description
Manufacturing ink cartridges for inkjet printers/All-in-Ones
Number of Employees
Approximately 400
Scheduled Date of Incorporation
March 2012 (Scheduled Production Launch: April 2013)
 
Site Area
Approximately 134,000m2
Gross Floor Space
Approximately 52,000m2
(It will be 110,000m2 when the second factory is completed)

Inauguration ceremony information

Date
Monday August 12, 9:00AM-12:00PM
Location
Brother Industries (Philippines), Inc.
In the First Philippine Industrial Park, Barangay Ulango, Tanauan City,
Batangans, Philippines

< Honored guests and attendees >

Government officials of Republic of the Philippines
Benigno Simeon Aquino lll
The President of the Republic of the Philippines
Gregory L. Domingo
The Secretary of Trade and Industry
Lilia B. De Lima
Director General of Philippine Economic Zone Authority
Government official of Japan
Toshinao Urabe
The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of the Philippines
The Brother Group
Toshikazu Koike
Representative Director & President of Brother Industries, Ltd.
Yuji Miwa
The Executive Officer of Brother Industries, Ltd.