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Establishment of international railway consulting company

East Japan Railway Company
West Japan Railway Company
Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd.
Kyushu Railway Company
Japan Freight Railway Company
Tokyu Corporation
Keihan Electric Railway Co., Ltd.

October 4, 2011

East Japan Railway Company, West Japan Railway Company, Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd., Kyushu Railway Company, Japan Freight Railway Company, Tokyu Corporation and Keihan Electric Railway Co., Ltd. have agreed to jointly establish a company (hereafter referred to as "new company " ) to provide railway consulting services overseas.

With the emphasis on the global environment and growth in emerging countries, there is increasing interest in railways as a means of public transportation, and various railway projects throughout the world are being considered and realized. In addition, we are experiencing an increase in orders not only in rolling stock and signals, but in entire railway systems as well, including operation/maintenance. Against this backdrop, the task of international railway consulting with expertise in railway operational management services is becoming extremely important.

A new company will be established with funding from railroad operators possessing various experience and expertise relating to urban railways, high-speed railways and freight railways. In collaboration with other existing related corporations, it will provide support at every stage, including international railway research, planning, design, construction supervision, and operation/maintenance, thereby contributing, as an all-Japanese company, to the development of railways in various countries.

The following is an overview of the new company.

<Company overview (tentative)>

Business name Japan International Consultants for Transportation Co., Ltd.
(abbreviation: JIC)
Head office address Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
Date established November 1, 2011
Capital JPY480,000,000
Equity structure East Japan Railway Company 54%
West Japan Railway Company 21%
Tokyo Metro Co., Ltd. 21%
Kyushu Railway Company 1%
Japan Freight Railway Company 1%
Tokyu Corporation 1%
Keihan Electric Railway Co., Ltd. 1%
Representative Masanori TANAKA, President and CEO
Main business activities Research related to railway projects, consulting for railways and other transportation systems, dispatching railway specialists overseas, educating/training overseas railway personnel, etc.
* Preparatory work will continue with full-scale operations expected to begin in spring 2012.