Press Release

Kenwood USA Corporation offers this update on the status of its Japanese operations in the aftermath of the recent earthquake and tsunami in the Northeast portion of Japan.

“Thankfully, our staff in Japan is safe due to earthquake preparedness and the special construction of our buildings,” said Junji Kobayashi, President of Kenwood USA Corporation. “Power outages and interruption of mass transit have kept most of Kenwood’s staff at home since the earthquake however we expect the infrastructure to improve in the coming week and our operations to fully resume accordingly. We appreciate the concern for our employees expressed by all those who have contacted us.”

The severe earthquake and subsequent tsunami originated off the Northeast coast of Japan on March 9. Kenwood’s primary office facilities in Yokohama and Hachioji were not damaged due to their proximity further South and West of the quake’s epicenter. Product production of electronics is unaffected due to Kenwood’s primary manufacturing facilities being located in Malaysia.

Kenwood will provide further company status updates as circumstances warrant.