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Honda Announces Completion of the Tender Offer for Shares in Keihin, Showa and Nissin

17/10/2020

Tokyo, Oct 16, 2020 - As announced in the press release issued on October 30, 2019, Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, Hitachi ), Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (TSE: 7267, Honda ), Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. ( Hitachi Automotive Systems ), Keihin Corporation (TSE: 7251, Keihin ), Showa Corporation (TSE: 7274, Showa ), and Nissin Kogyo Co., Ltd. (TSE: 7230, Nissin ) entered into the basic contract regarding a management integration on October 30, 2019, to conduct the management integration through implementation of the absorption-type merger in which Hitachi Automotive Systems (a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi) will be the surviving company, and Keihin, Showa and Nissin will be the disappearing companies after making Keihin, Showa and Nissin wholly-owned subsidiaries of Honda through tender offers targeting the common shares of Keihin, Showa and Nissin (collectively, the Tender Offer ).

Honda announced that the Tender Offer commenced on September 2, 2020, was completed on October 15, 2020. For the results thereof, please refer to Notice regarding Result of the Tender Offer for Shares of Keihin Corporation (Securities Code: 7251), Notice regarding Result of the Tender Offer for Shares of Showa Corporation (Securities Code: 7274) and Change in the Subsidiary and Notice regarding Result of the Tender Offer for Shares of Nissin Kogyo Co., Ltd. (Securities Code: 7230) .

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is focused on its Social Innovation Business that combines information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and products. The company's consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2019 (ended March 31, 2020) totaled 8,767.2 billion yen ($80.4 billion), and it employed approximately 301,000 people worldwide. Hitachi drives digital innovation across five sectors - Mobility, Smart Life, Industry, Energy and IT - through Lumada, Hitachis advanced digital solutions, services, and technologies for turning data into insights to drive digital innovation. Its purpose is to deliver solutions that increase social, environmental and economic value for its customers. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the companys website at https://www.hitachi.com.

Cautionary Statement

Certain statements found in this document may constitute forward-looking statements as defined in the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements reflect management's current views with respect to certain future events and financial performance and include any statement that does not directly relate to any historical or current fact. Words such as anticipate, believe, expect, estimate, forecast, intend, plan, project and similar expressions which indicate future events and trends may identify forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on currently available information and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or implied in the forward-looking statements and from historical trends. Certain forward-looking statements are based upon current assumptions of future events which may not prove to be accurate. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements, as such statements speak only as of the date of this report.

Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected or implied in any forward-looking statement and from historical trends include, but are not limited to:

exacerbation of social and economic impacts of the spread of COVID-19;

economic conditions, including consumer spending and plant and equipment investment in Hitachi's major markets, as well as levels of demand in the major industrial sectors Hitachi serves;

exchange rate fluctuations of the yen against other currencies in which Hitachi makes significant sales or in which Hitachi's assets and liabilities are denominated;

uncertainty as to Hitachi's ability to access, or access on favorable terms, liquidity or long-term financing;

uncertainty as to general market price levels for equity securities, declines in which may require Hitachi to write down equity securities that it holds;

fluctuations in the price of raw materials including, without limitation, petroleum and other materials, such as copper, steel, aluminum, synthetic resins, rare metals and rare-earth minerals, or shortages of materials, parts and components;

estimates, fluctuations in cost and cancellation of long-term projects for which Hitachi uses the percentage-of-completion method to recognize revenue from sales;

increased commoditization of and intensifying price competition for products;

uncertainty as to Hitachi's ability to attract and retain skilled personnel;

uncertainty as to Hitachi's ability to continue to develop and market products that incorporate new technologies on a timely and cost-effective basis and to achieve market acceptance for such products;

fluctuations in demand of products, etc. and industry capacity;

uncertainty as to Hitachi's ability to implement measures to reduce the potential negative impact of fluctuations in demand of products, etc., exchange rates and/or price of raw materials or shortages of materials, parts and components;

credit conditions of Hitachi's customers and suppliers;

uncertainty as to Hitachi's ability to achieve the anticipated benefits of its strategy to strengthen its Social Innovation Business;

uncertainty as to the success of acquisitions of other companies, joint ventures and strategic alliances and the possibility of incurring related expenses;

uncertainty as to the success of restructuring efforts to improve management efficiency by divesting or otherwise exiting underperforming businesse
LINK: https://www.hitachi.eu/en/honda-completes-tender-offer...
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