Yamaha to Post Content on the Global Websites Commemorating the 125th Anniversary of the Commencement of Its Operation
Message from the President to Be Issued as Part of Commemorative Activities

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Hamamatsu, Japan - Yamaha Corporation is beginning a year of activities to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the commencement of its operation starting on October 1, 2012, and is posting content on its websites in various countries around the world, also beginning today.

To help our many customers throughout the world to gain a better understanding of our company, this content will include Yamaha's history as well as a video message from the president of Yamaha Corporation, which are translated into more than 20 languages. Notices of various business activities and plans to be implemented during the year commemorating Yamaha's 125th anniversary (which will extend from October 1, 2012, through September 30, 2013) will also be posted on Yamaha's websites in countries around the world.

Special 125th Anniversary Year Content

URL: http://www.yamaha.com/125/

Especially for the 125th anniversary: Convey President Umemura's thoughts on this special occasion
Yamaha's history: Introduce Yamaha's development from the time of its founding to the present
History of Yamaha products: Display Yamaha's milestone products by era and category
Corporate philosophy: Introduce Yamaha's corporate philosophy
Events and campaigns: Announce schedules for special events and campaigns

*Product and company names appearing in the text are brands and registered trademarks of Yamaha and other companies.

About Yamaha Corporation

The development that led to the eventual establishment of Yamaha was when Torakusu Yamaha fixed a reed organ that had fallen into disrepair at Hamamatsu Elementary School (current address: Naka-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture). Thereafter, Yamaha offered a range of products and services, mainly related to musical instruments. Today, Yamaha has expanded its business activities throughout the world with the corporate objective of "CREATING ‘KANDO’ TOGETHER."

Yamaha Corporation has specified the year 1887, when Torakusu Yamaha built his first organ, as the date of its commencement of operations, and the name of the company and trademark go back to the surname of the founder. Nippon Gakki Co., Ltd., the predecessor company of today's Yamaha, was established on October 12, 1897. The name of Nippon Gakki was changed to today's company name, Yamaha Corporation, on October 1, 1987, marking the 100th anniversary since operations began.

For more information, please visit: http://www.yamaha.com/about_yamaha/corporate/

For further information, please contact

Yamaha Corporation

Corporate Communications Division, Public Relations Group

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