Consolidation of European Sales Subsidiaries

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Yamaha Corporation decided on a policy on August 27, 2008, to integrate and consolidate its six regional sales companies located in Europe into a single company. Recently, the integration of the sales companies located in the United Kingdom, France, Sweden, Spain, and Italy has started on schedule.

Please note that along with this integration and consolidation, the former sales subsidiaries in these countries will act as branches of regional sales subsidiary Yamaha Music Europe GmbH.

1.Objective of the Integration

To create a highly efficient marketing structure in the European market, accompanying the rapid pace of integration in the region.

2.Outline of the Subsidiaries that Were Integrated

Yamaha Music UK Ltd.Established in 1968, located in Milton Keynes, U.K.
Yamaha Musique FranceEstablished in 1973, located in Croissy-Beaubourg, France
Yamaha Scandinavia ABEstablished 1975, located in Gothenburg, Sweden
Yamaha Música Ibérica,
S.A. Unipersonal
Established in 1986, located in Madrid, Spain
Yamaha Musica Italia S.p.A.Established in 1990, located in Milan, Italy

3.European Regional Sales Subsidiary

Company nameYamaha Music Europe GmbH (YME)
LocationRellingen, Germany
Paid-in capital€70 million (100% invested by Yamaha)
Date of establishmentNovember 2008
RepresentativeMasato Oike, President, and, concurrently, Executive Officer of Yamaha Corporation
DirectorYoshihiro Doi (Concurrently, Director and Executive Officer, Musical Instruments & AV Products Marketing Group of Yamaha Corporation)
Lines of businessImports and sales of musical instruments, professional audio equipment, and AV products as well as operation of music schools in the countries of Europe.
Number of employeesApproximately 800 (As of March 31, 2010)
Sales€510 million (Forecast for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010)

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