Press Release

Final Results of Tender Offer by NSK for Amatsuji Steel ball Mfg. Co.,Ltd. shares

Tokyo, Japan, January 20, 2006 - NSK Ltd. (NSK; Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and CEO: Seiichi Asaka) announced today the results of its tender offer to acquire outstanding shares in Amatsuji Steel Ball Mfg. Co., Ltd. (AKS; Code: 6475 TSE/OSE Second section). The decision to proceed with the tender offer was taken by the NSK Board of Directors on December 15, 2005, and these results are current as of the expiration of the tender offer period on January 19, 2006.

Following this acquisition, AKS will become a consolidated subsidiary of NSK effective January 26, 2006.