Grant to Support Recovery from 2016 Kumamoto Earthquake Damage

April 28, 2016

Please allow us to express our deepest sympathy to the victims of the 2016 Kumamoto earthquakes.

Furukawa Electric Group has decided to donate a 10 million yen grant to groups and volunteer organizations involved in supporting the earthquake victims in the hope that these funds will help to support their activities.

It is our sincere hope that the reconstruction and revitalization effort progresses as rapidly as possible.

About Furukawa Electric Group

Furukawa Electric (TSE; 5801, ISIN; JP3827200001) Group started business in 1884, when its copper-smelting facility and wire manufacturing factory was established. Since then Furukawa Electric has become pioneers in the latest technologies by addressing diverse technological issues. Furukawa Electric has released products in a number of areas, including telecommunications, electronics, automobiles, and construction, with the three types of materials it works with at their core, namely, optics, plastics, and metals. Many of these products have attained the top global market share, and all of its products have contributed to society in numerous business areas. Furukawa Electric reported consolidated revenues of JPY 867.8 billion (approximately USD 8.2B) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2015.