Update on safety verification

(As of March 30, 2018)

(1) Customers' responses at present

For customers to whom nonconforming products were shipped, found through the self-inspections conducted by the Kobe Steel Group and through the investigations by the Independent Investigation Committee (the “IIC”) covering the past one year, and for products other than those delivered directly to customers, Kobe Steel at this time has not confirmed cases that would require the immediate suspension of use or immediate recall of the products.

(2) Current progress of safety verification

Owing to the enormous amount of cooperation from its customers, the Kobe Steel Group is earnestly proceeding with safety verification. At this time as outlined below, the safety has been confirmed at 520 companies out of the 525 companies (or 99.0%) to whom nonconforming products were delivered as announced on October 26, 2017, and 155 companies out of an additional 163 companies (or 95.1%) identified since the establishment of the IIC on October 26, 2018 as announced on March 6, 2018.

The Kobe Steel Group will continue to wholeheartedly devote itself to cooperating with its customers in order to complete the safety verification at an early time.

Updates on safety verification will be posted on our website when progress is made.

Update on safety verification

As of March 30, 2018

Major category Company name Material Main purpose Announced on
October 26, 2017
Since the IIC's
establishment
(October 26, 2017)
No. of customers Safety verification No. of customers Safety verification
Aluminum & Copper Kobe Steel, Ltd. Aluminum &
Copper Business
Aluminum sheets Can stock
Cars
57 52 7 7
Aluminum cast & forged parts Aircraft Rolling stock 67 67 4 2
Aluminum extrusions Cars Rolling stock 34 34 - -
Copper sheets Semiconductors
Terminals
38 38 2 2
Kobelco & Materials Copper Tube, Ltd. Copper tubes Air conditioning 23 23 88 87
Shinko Metal Products Co., Ltd. Copper alloy tubes,
Molds
Electrical machinery, Steelmaking equipment 176 176 29 24
Domestic subsidiary: 1
Overseas subsidiaries: 3*2
Copper tubes
Copper strips
Aluminum wires
Air conditioning Terminals 36 36 - -
Shinko Moka Sogo Service Ltd. Aluminum plate Prototype materials - - 1 1
Other Kobelco Research Institute, Inc. Sputtering target materials Prototype alloys FPD
Optical disks Prototype alloys
Corrosion analysis
70 70 14 14
Kobe Steel, Ltd.
Iron & Steel Business Steel Powder Division
Steel powder Sintered parts 1 1 - -
Domestic subsidiaries, etc.: 2
Overseas subsidiaries, etc.: 2*3
Steel wire
Stainless steel wire
Heat treatment
Bearings Springs 22 22 - -
Shinko Kohan Kako, Ltd. Heavy plate processing Heavy plate processed products 1 1 - -
Koshuha All Metal Service Co., Ltd. Heat treatment Heat treatment - - 1 1
Kobe Steel, Ltd.
Machinery Business
Machinery Industrial machinery Standard compressors - - 10 10
Shinko Engineering Co., Ltd. Machinery Industrial machinery - - 3 3
Kobelco Eco-Solutions Co., Ltd. Water analysis Water analysis - - 4 4
Total 525※1 520 163※1 155
Previous report (March 23, 2018) 525*1 520 163*1 141
Report on March 6, 2018 525*1 520 163*1 129

Changes in the number of companies reported on March 23 are underlined.

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