Press Release

NSK Receives the “Asahi Advertising Award (Grand Prix)” at the 57th Asahi Advertising Awards

Tokyo, Japan, April 13, 2009 - NSK Ltd. (NSK; Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and CEO: Seiichi Asaka) is pleased to announce that NSK's fiscal 2008 corporate advertising campaign has received the “Asahi Advertising Award (Grand Prix),” at the Asahi Advertising Awards 2008 awards ceremony held on April 9 in Tokyo. The prize was awarded for the 5pieces of artwork forcompany's newspaper advertisements started May, until December, 2008.

NSK's corporate ads campaign for 2008 were described in the evaluation review as “pieces of work anticipating the once-in-a-hundred-years turbulent economic situation and expressing people's emotions beautifully.” They were further rated for “expressing with high impact the notion of extending gratitude to people, whilst at the same time providing specific product information.”

NSK will continue with its communications activities aimed at bringing about a wider understanding of the company.