Press Release

Regarding Investigation by Japan Fair Trade Commission in relation to Japan Antimonopoly Act

Tokyo (Japan) Amatsuji Steel Ball Mfg. Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Osaka, Japan, President Kenichi Yamanaka) (“AKS”), a subsidiary of NSK Ltd., was investigated on January 21, 2014 by Japan Fair Trade Commission (“JFTC”) in relation to the Japan Antimonopoly Act regarding sales of its products.

Locations investigated include the company's headquarters in Osaka and some other sales branches in Japan.

NSK and AKS will fully cooperate with the relevant JFTC investigations.

This document is an English convenience translation of a document that was originally prepared in the Japanese language and is provided for convenience purposes only. NSK makes no representation or warranty that this document is a complete or accurate translation of the original Japanese text, and it is not intended to be relied upon. If there is any discrepancy between the Japanese and English versions, the Japanese version shall prevail. This document is not intended and should not be construed as an inducement to purchase or sell stock in NSK.