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NEC Announces Loss on Devaluation of Investment Securities for Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2008


***For immediate use April 18, 2008

NEC Corporation today announced that it will record a loss on devaluation of investment securities owned by NEC and its consolidated subsidiaries which are of significant impairment of their value in comparison to their carrying amount.

1. Loss on Devaluation of Investment Securities for Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2008 (Consolidated basis)

(In millions of yen)

(A) Loss on devaluation of investment securities for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008 3,798
(B) Net assets for fiscal year ended March 31, 2007 (A / B×100) 1,240,123
(C) Ordinary income for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007 (A / C×100) 16,347
(D) Net income for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007 (A / D×100) 9,128


2. Financial Forecast

For information of the financial forecast for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2008, including this devaluation loss, please see the today’s announcement titled “NEC Announces Revision of Financial Forecasts for Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2008”.


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