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Temporary Suspension of Production in Japan

January 16, 2009

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (the "Company") has decided to temporarily suspend operations at its Japanese factories for the motorcycle, RV, marine product and IM businesses in February and March. This is an emergency measure, in response to the global economic slowdown. Details of the planned suspension are shown in the table below.

The Company is currently negotiating with its labor union regarding the temporary manufacturing suspension and conditions of employment during the suspension period.

Temporary suspension of factories in Japan

Affected businesses

Suspended facilities

Offline schedule

Length of offline period

Motorcycle business, RV business
(Manufacture of parts for motorcycles and all-terrain vehicles; assembly of engines and complete vehicles, etc.)

Iwata Main Factory (Iwata City)
Iwata South Factory (Iwata City)
Hamakita Factory
(Hamakita-ku, Hamamatsu City)
Nakaze Factory
(Hamakita-ku, Hamamatsu City)
Morimachi Factory
(Morimachi, Shuchi-gun)
Fukuroi Factory (Fukuroi City)

Subtotal: 6 factories

February 16
through 20 and 27, every Friday in March

10 days

Marine product business
(Manufacture of parts for outboard motors and personal watercraft; assembly of engines and complete products; manufacture of molds for boats, etc.)

Hamamatsu Marine Site, factory section
(Minami-ku, Hamamatsu City)
Kuramatsu Factory
(Minami-ku, Hamamatsu City)
Iwata South Factory (Iwata City)
Fukuroi South Factory (Fukuroi City)
Gamagori Site(Gamagori City)

Subtotal: 4 factories and 1 site

February 16
through 20 and 27, every Friday in March

10 days

Industrial robot business
(Manufacture of surface mounters, etc.)

Hamamatsu IM Site
(Naka-ku, Hamamatsu City)

In February and March(schedule under adjustment)

7 days

Total: 11 facilities




RV: Recreational Vehicle
IM: Intelligent Machinery

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