Feb.9, 2015


Minebea Co., Ltd.

Announcement of the Completion of Acquisition of All Shares of Sartorius Mechatronics T&H GmbH and its Subsidiaries

Minebea Co., Ltd. ("Minebea") hereby announces that we completed the acquisition of all the shares of Sartorius Mechatronics T&H GmbH and its subsidiaries with Development Bank of Japan Inc. from Sartorius Aktiengesellschaft on February 6, 2015.
Going forward, we will strive to expand the related businesses and optimize synergies.

1. Outline of Sartorius Mechatronics T&H GmbH

(1) Company name Sartorius Mechatronics T&H GmbH
(2) Location of head office Meiendorfer Straße205, 22145 Hamburg, Germany
(3) Representatives Peter Grimley, Bodo Krebs
(4) Year of establishment 1993
(5) Paid-in capital Issued Capital: €4.7MM (as at December 31, 2014) (approximately ¥600MM)
(6) Principal lines of business Manufacturing tank & hopper, industrial scales, inspection equipment.
Providing modifications & adjustments, repair, process optimization services
(7) Number of employees 698 (as at December 31, 2014)
(8) Operation sites Production Sites: Germany, India and China
Sales Operations: Various European countries (including Germany), US, India, China, Japan
(9) Ownership Minebea 51%
Development Bank of Japan 49%
(10) Net sales €102.8MM (for the period ending December 31, 2014) (approximately ¥14BN)

2. Impact on the Financials

Regarding the impact of the Share Purchase Agreement on Minebea's consolidated financials:
We will inform investors the implications upon further confirmation.

(Reference) Consolidated Financials (Announced on February 3, 2015)
Net Sales
(millions of yen)
Operating Income
(millions of yen)
Ordinary Income
(millions of yen)
Net Income
(millions of yen)
Year ended March 31, 2015
490,000 58,500 57,000 36,000
Year ended March 31, 2014 371,543 32,199 28,065 20,878
Company Name: Minebea Co., Ltd.
Representative: Yoshihisa Kainuma
Representative Director,
President and Chief Executive Officer
(Code No. 6479, TSE Div. No.1)
Contact: Yasuo Komine
General Manager
Corporate Communications Office
Phone: +81-(0)3-6758-6703
Information in the press releases is current on the date of the announcement.
Product information, contact and other context are subject to change without prior notice.

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