Notice Concerning Sale of Shares Held by Untraceable Shareholders

October 31, 2016

Kobe Steel, Ltd. (the “Company”) announces that it passed a resolution at its meeting of the Board of Directors held today to sell the shares held by untraceable shareholders pursuant to Article 197, Paragraph 1 of the Companies Act in order to streamline stock-related administrative matters.

1. List of shareholders owning shares for sale

Pursuant to Article 198 of the Companies Act, the Company will provide public notice by means of electronic public notice of the shareholder numbers, names, addresses and numbers of shares held as recorded in the shareholder register on the Company's website below on November 1, 2016 (Japanese only).

Note: "Untraceable shareholders" are shareholders to whom the Company has not been able to deliver notices or demands dispatched to their addresses or other points of contact as recorded in the shareholder registry for five consecutive years or more, and who have not received dividends for five consecutive years.

2. Schedule

November 1, 2016:
Public notice and demands concerning objection to sale of shares held by untraceable shareholders
February 3, 2017:
Deadline for notifying objections by untraceable shareholders
On or after February 4, 2017:
Sale of shares held by untraceable shareholders

3. Contact

Inquiries in relation to this matter from shareholders listed in the public notice are requested to be addressed to the administrator of the shareholder register below.

Administrator of the shareholder register:
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
Osaka Corporate Agency Division
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
3-6-3, Fushimi-cho, Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-8502, Japan
0120-094-777 (Toll-free only within Japan.)
(9:00 am - 5:00 pm (Japan Standard Time), excluding Saturdays, Sundays and Japanese national holidays)

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