Press Release

Notification of Accusation of a Violation of the Antimonopoly Act

Tokyo, Japan, June 14, 2012 - NSK Ltd. (NSK; Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and CEO: Norio Otsuka) announced today that NSK and its connected persons were accused of a violation of the Antimonopoly Act of Japan regarding sales of bearing products on June 14, 2012 by the Japan Fair Trade Commission.

We offer our most sincere apologies for any concern caused to our shareholders, customers, and other stakeholders regarding this matter. We will continue to fully cooperate with the ongoing investigations. NSK takes the situation with the utmost seriousness and will further make sure to strictly comply with all applicable laws and regulations in our corporate activities. We will devote our every effort to restore the trust of all the stakeholders and the public.