2006

Mar.2, 2006

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Minebea Co., Ltd.

Dissolution of PC Keyboard Joint Venture Business in China

Minebea Co., Ltd. (Minebea) and Huan Hsin Holdings Ltd. (Huan Hsin) have agreed today to dissolve the PC keyboard joint venture business established in China.
Minebea and Huan Hsin have been manufacturing PC keyboards at Shanghai Shunding Technologies Ltd. (SST), a Chinese subsidiary of a joint venture Sheng Ding Pte. Ltd. (SDPL) established in Singapore.
Minebea will make SDPL a wholly owned subsidiary by purchasing all its shares owned by Huan Hsin.

1. Reason for the Dissolution

While Minebea and Huan Hsin have been manufacturing PC keyboards in China since August 2003, both companies have recently discussed and agreed to dissolve the joint venture business. As a result, Minebea will be able to execute agile corporate strategies and strengthen the freedom of management.

2. Method of the Dissolution

Minebea will purchase all SDPL shares (40% of the issued shares) owned by Huan Hsin. The purchase price is US$800,000.

3. Impact on Minebea's Financial Results

The dissolution will have no material impact on Minebea's financial results.

4. Outline of SDPL

Company name: Sheng Ding Pte. Ltd.
Representative: Takayuki Yamagishi (Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer, Minebea Co., Ltd.)
Location of head office: 5 Shenton Way #19-00 UIC Building, Singapore 068808
Date of establishment: August 21, 2002
Capital: US$ 22 million (Approx. ¥2,558 million, as of March 31, 2005)
Shareholders: Minebea      60%
Huan Hsin  40%

Outline of SST

Company name: Shanghai Shunding Technologies Ltd.
Representative: Takayuki Yamagishi
Location of head office: No. 1290 Zhongchun Road, Zhuangiao Town, Minhang District, Shanghai 201109, China
Date of establishment: November 12, 2002
Principal business: Manufacture of PC keyboards
Number of employees: 3,087 (As of March 31, 2005)
Capital: RMB182 million (Approx. ¥2,632 million, as of March 31, 2005)
Shareholders: Sheng Ding Pte. Ltd. 100%

Outline of Huan Hsin

Company name: Huan Hsin Holdings Ltd.
Representative: Hung Chun Hsu
Location of head office: 6 Shenton Way, #28-09 DBS Building, Singapore 068809
Principal business: Electric cables, injection molding of plastics, die-cutting of metals, PC cases, notebook PC cases, printed-circuit boards, SMTs

For inquiries, please contact:
Minebea Co., Ltd.
Masaki Ishikawa
Corporate Communications Office
Corporate Planning Department

ARCO Tower, 19th Floor,
1-8-1, Shimo-Meguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8662
TEL : 81-3-5434-8637 / Fax: 81-3-5434-8607
E-Mail : mishikaw@minebea.co.jp
URL : http://www.minebea.co.jp/

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Product information, contact and other context are subject to change without prior notice.

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