March 1, 2006

Fourth Global Automotive Industry Meeting

The Fourth Global Automotive Industry Meeting, a gathering of the chief executives of the leading passenger car manufacturers in the United States, Europe and Japan, was convened on February 28 (Tuesday) in Geneva, Switzerland.

The participants in the meeting issued a joint statement, which has been attached for your reference. A brief overview of the meeting follows.

<Summary of Fourth Global Automotive Industry Meeting>

Date & Time February 28 (Tues), 2006   5:00 ~ 7:00 p.m.
Location & Venue Geneva, Switzerland (Crowne Plaza Hotel)
Participants PDF see attached list
Agenda Topics
1. Global Fuel Regulations
2. Intellectual Property (Counterfeit products)
3. Global Road Safety*

Note (*): All eight passenger car manufacturers belonging to the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association (JAMA) are in consensus on the contents and definition of global road safety.

*Press Statement
Leaders of World’s Automakers Address Global Issues