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Announcement Concerning the Withdrawal of Shelf Registration of Stock. Acquisition Rights and New Shelf Registration Statement

May 13, 2010

This document has been translated from the Japanese original for reference purposes only. In the event of any discrepancy between this translated document and the Japanese original, the original shall prevail.

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (the "Company") withdrew today its shelf registration of stock acquisition rights dated June 26, 2009 and, as follows, filed a new shelf registration statement with the Kanto Local Financial Bureau based on the approval at the 75th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders, held on March 25, 2010, of the Proposed Resolution 2 "Renewal of Takeover Defense Measures Against Attempts of Mass Acquisition of the Company's Shares" (the "2010 Shareholders' Meeting Approval") and increased total number of shares outstanding by 63,250,000 shares through the issuance of new shares by way of offering (public offering) and by way of third-party allotment resolved at the Board of Directors Meeting held on April 2, 2010.

1. Type of securities : Stock acquisition rights
2. Issuable period : 2 years from the date of shelf registration
(from May 21, 2010 to May 20, 2012)
3. Method of offering : Gratis issue to shareholders
4. Issuable amount : 550 million yen
Issuable amount is the total amount to be paid upon exercise of all stock acquisition rights added to the total amount of issued stock acquisition rights (gratis)

The Company has renewed and is continuing its "Takeover Defense Measures Against Attempts of Mass Acquisition of the Company's Shares" (the "Plan") based on the 2010 Shareholders' Meeting Approval. The abovementioned shelf registration enables the Company to respond flexibly whenever the gratis allocation of stock acquisition rights is effected by invoking the Plan.

Refer to the following material for details on the Plan.
-News Release (February 12, 2010)
Announcement Concerning the Renewal of Takeover Defense Measures Against Attempts of
Mass-Acquisition of the Company's Shares

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