Announcement of Capital and Business Alliance with JEOL Ltd.

February 14, 2014

Nikon Corporation (Makoto Kimura, President) is pleased to announce Nikon has agreed to a capital and business alliance with JEOL Ltd. (Gon-emon Kurihara, President) today.

Under the alliance contract, Nikon will subscribe for 3 billion yen (at the maximum) of third-party allotment of shares issued by JEOL. Following the investment, the companies aim to expand sales, enhance product competitiveness and develop markets. In addition, the two companies work together market research to find new business opportunities, such as to build the Correlative Microscopy solution by linking JEOL's electron microscopes and Nikon's optical ones in order to meet the recent market needs and requirements of analysis of the fine structure and function of the specimens in the foremost cutting-edge bioscience research and development of industrial materials.

Nikon has a firm partnership with JEOL who is leading the electron microscope market and is able to reinforce its microscope sales activities by this alliance. Further, collaboration with JEOL and fusion of the companies' technologies enable for Nikon to promote generating new businesses in health and medical fields in its Medium Term Management Plan.

Overview of JEOL Ltd.

Location 1-2, Musashino 3-chome Akishima Tokyo 196-8558, Japan
President Gon-emon Kurihara
Content of Business Manufacturing, marketing, development & research of Sophisticated Scientific Instruments (Electron Optical Instrument, Analytical Instrument), Measuring Instruments, Semiconductor Equipment, Industrial Equipment, and Medical Equipment, processing, maintenance & services of related products and parts, as well as procurement & sales of peripherals
Capital 6.74 billion yen (as of March 31, 2013)
Date of Establishment May 30, 1949

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