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Yamaha Marine Co., Ltd. Acquires Industrial Land

June 14, 2006

Yamaha Marine Co., Ltd. (Nippashi-cho, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture; President Shohei Kato), an outboard motor and marine engine development and manufacturing subsidiary of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., recently acquired industrial land in Fukuroi City, Shizuoka Prefecture. Yamaha Marine has decided to build a manufacturing plant at the newly acquired industrial facility site, in an effort to restructure its production system for outboard motors.

The land obtained by Yamaha Marine covers a total area of about 118,000 square meters, in a designated industrial zone in Niike, Fukuroi City. It has been prepared for industrial-use construction. Located only 2.5 kilometers from the Tomei Expressway Fukuroi Interchange, the plant site is excellent from a logistics viewpoint. Its proximity to Yamaha Motor Group companies and the area’s totally flat geography were also favorable factors in the decision to acquire the site.

The outboard motor production facility planned for the location will be the fifth operational base for the Yamaha Motor Group in Fukuroi City, after the Fukuroi Plant, which processes engine parts and packages and ships motorcycle knockdown parts for overseas production; the Life Science Laboratory -- a research center for the biotechnology business -- the Global Parts Center, which began operations this May; and a biotechnology production plant scheduled for completion in October.

Yamaha Marine manufacturing facilities have been congested workplaces operating beyond capacity for several years, as the market penetration of large outboard motors and four-stroke models has necessitated the production of more and larger parts. The new plant is designed to restructure the Yamaha Marine production system for improved logistics, productivity, quality and safety.

The new plant is scheduled to start operation in May 2008. Yamaha Marine plans to establish an environmentally friendly facility in harmony with the local community, built to provide employees with safety and workplace peace of mind.

Outline of the Industrial Land Obtained by Yamaha Marine Co., Ltd.

Address: 700, Niike, Fukuroi City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Site area: 118,007 m2
Use purpose: Construction of an outboard motor production plant (scheduled to begin operation in May 2008)

Profile of Yamaha Marine Co., Ltd.

Name: Yamaha Marine Co., Ltd.
Location: 1400, Nippashi-cho, Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Date of establishment: February 22, 1960 (former name: Sanshin Industries Co., Ltd.)
Representative: Shohei Kato, Representative Director and President
Paid-in capital: ¥664,590,000
Ownership: Wholly owned by Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Employees: 1,500
Business lines: Development and manufacturing of outboard motors, personal watercraft engines, and diesel engines for small-sized boats
Sales: ¥129.1 billion (for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2005)

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