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(Tokyo, September 1, 2016) The impact of the earthquakes that occurred at 7:46 PM (local time) on August 31 and at 6:33 AM (local time) on September 1, 2016 in the Kumamoto region of Kumamoto Prefecture is as follows:
Operations at Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation's Kumamoto Technology Center (located in Kikuchi Gun, Kumamoto Prefecture), which primarily manufactures image sensors for digital cameras and security cameras as well as micro-display devices, were halted in order to inspect the site's building and manufacturing equipment. The site's building and manufacturing equipment did not sustain any damage. Work is currently underway to sequentially restart the manufacturing equipment, and production is expected to resume during the morning of September 3, 2016.
Sony Semiconductor Manufacturing Corporation's Nagasaki Technology Center (located in Isahaya City, Nagasaki Prefecture), Oita Technology Center (located in Oita City, Oita Prefecture), and Kagoshima Technology Center (located in Kirishima City, Kagoshima Prefecture) are unaffected by these earthquakes and have continued their production operations.
No material impact from these earthquakes is anticipated on Sony Corporation's consolidated results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017.