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July 16, 2010

JATCO Receives Governor’s Award for Activities Aimed at Creating a Gender-Equal Society in Shizuoka Prefecture in 2010

JATCO (President & CEO Shigeo Ishida, Headquartered in Fuji City, Shizuoka, Japan, Capital: 29.9353 billion yen), a manufacturer of automatic and continuously variable transmissions (AT/CVT), has received a Governor’s Award for Activities Aiming at Creating a Gender-Equal Society in Shizuoka Prefecture in 2010.

This award is given to individuals and groups which are making proactive efforts to promote gender equality, and to businesses which have made declarations on the creation of a gender-equal society, based on the provisions of Article 10 of Shizuoka Prefecture’s Ordinance for Promoting Gender Equality. Its purpose is to arouse greater interest and motivation among the citizens of the prefecture, and to promote the formation of a gender-equal society. JATCO has received this award along with three other businesses located in the prefecture in the “Declaration Business Category.”

JATCO has worked on a variety of activities aiming to create dynamic organizations and new concepts, and to propose better values to customers and society through our products and company activities, by proactively accepting diversity in a wide range of fields, including not only gender disparities but also nationality, academic history and career background. Going forward, we will continue our unique activities for promoting diversity, including contributions towards building a gender-equal society.

Examples of major efforts:

• Installation of the Diversity Steering Committee

• Proactive recruitment of foreign employees

• Introduction of the internal public offering system

• Arrangement of vacation days/reduced-hours systems to enable work-life balance

• Enlightenment activities such as hosting forums and internal newsletters

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