Press release

July 1, 2013

NMKV Co., Ltd. Opens Mizushima Office to Strengthen Partnership with Production Site

Today, NMKV Co., Ltd. (head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Junichi Endo; hereafter "NMKV"), a joint venture between Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (head office: Nishi-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture; president: Carlos Ghosn; hereafter "Nissan Motor") and Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; president: Osamu Masuko; hereafter "Mitsubishi Motors") for the planning and development of Kei-cars, opened its Mizushima Office in Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture.

NMKV established the office in conjunction with the launch of mass production of the new Kei-cars "DAYZ" and "eK Wagon" that were announced and placed on the market in June by Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors, respectively. The office is located in the Mizushima Plant, one of Mitsubishi Motors' production sites, and was opened for the purpose of further enhancing the partnership between NMKV's development function and the production site. Six staff members will be permanently assigned to the Mizushima Office to handle development and logistics for NMKV. Nissan Motor, Mitsubishi Motors, and NMKV will work together in a closer relationship to promote activities to further strengthen cost competitiveness, improve processes, and increase the level of quality, etc., in manufacturing overall.

NMKV is utilizing its synergistic effect as a joint venture to the fullest, and moving forward with development of its second model, a super height wagon-type Kei-car planned for release in early 2014. In the future as well, NMKV will further solidify its partnerships with Nissan Motor and Mitsubishi Motors, and strive diligently to provide cars that will satisfy customers.

[Overview of the NMKV Mizushima Office]
Office name: NMKV Co., Ltd. Mizushima Office
Location: 6-1 Mizushima Takasago-cho, Kurashiki-shi, Okayama
Prefecture Established: Monday, July 1, 2013
Staff size: 6 permanent staff members (assigned to the development, logistics, and production functions)