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NEC to Sell Anritsu Corporation Shares

*** For immediate use February 23, 2011

Tokyo, February 23, 2011 - NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) announced today a decision to sell Anritsu Corporation (Anritsu; TSE:6754) shares that were contributed to the NEC employee retirement benefit trust. The sale will be carried out with the consent of the trust administrator.

After the sale, voting rights for NEC and its subsidiaries in Anritsu will be 6.9%. As a result, Anritsu will no longer be an NEC affiliate accounted for by the equity method.

1) Number of shares to be sold

19,200 thousand shares:
Ordinary shares, which NEC has contributed to the employee retirement benefit trust.

2) Change in number of shares and voting right ratio

Stock Name
Number of Shares Voting Right Ratio
Before Sale Sale After Sale Before Sale After Sale
Anritsu Shares
Benefit Trust
Subsidiary's Trust
Thousand Shares
Thousand Shares
Thousand Shares
Total 27,939 19,200 8,739 22.0 6.9

* The Voting rights ratio is determined based on the total number of voting rights as of September 30, 2010

3) Underwriter and sale method of shares

Daiwa Securities Capital Markets Co. Ltd. and others will underwrite all shares.

4) Scheduled date of sale

Early March 2011

5) Sale price

To be decided sometime between March 2, 2011 and March 7, 2011.

6) Effect on NEC's business results

The effect of the share sale has been factored into the consolidated financial forecasts for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011, previously disclosed on January 27, 2011. NEC will disclose the amount of the effect on NEC’s business results as appropriate after determination of the sale price of the shares.


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