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February 28, 2007

ANNOUNCEMENT of a New JATCO Manufacturing Facility in China

JATCO Ltd (President & CEO: Shigeo Ishida, Headquartered in Fuji City, Shizuoka, Japan, Paid-up Capital: 29.9353 billion yen) is pleased to announce the establishment of a new 100% owned subsidiary at Guangzhou, People's Republic of China. JATCO will invest approximately 6 billion yen to build a new production site of steel-belt Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVTs).

This will be JATCO's second overseas production site, following first overseas subsidiary, JATCO Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (President: Katsufumi Ito, Headquartered in Aguascalientes City, Aguascalientes State).

JATCO expects to begin producing steel-belt CVTs in 2009 at new plant in China. The initial production capacity will be around 140,000 units/year. Future increase of production capacity is anticipated depending on growing demand.

This new plant will establish a manufacturing base in China. By setting up a new plant in China, JATCO is aiming at further expansion of the sales of AT/ CVTs in China market and its surrounding area where big growth potential lies, and that leads to JATCO's further growth and globalization.

JATCO started production of steel-belt CVTs in 1997 and has become one of the largest volume producers of CVTs in the world. JATCO will fully utilize its both technical and manufacturing expertise on CVT for the launch of this new plant in China.

Outline of JATCO's New Company in China (PLAN)
Company Name JATCO China Ltd. (Tentative)
Foundation May 2007
Paid-up Capital Approx. 4.6 billion yen
Product Steel-belt CVT for FWD vehicle
Start of Production Mid 2009
Production Capacity (at SOP) Approx. 140,000 units/year

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