Fuji Electric Holdings Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as “Fuji Electric”) announced that today it reached an agreement with GE on the new formation date of the joint venture to design, manufacture, and market electric meters to electric utilities and other customers in Japan.
According to the original plans, Fuji Electric and GE had been preparing to establish the joint venture on October 1, 2010. Additional time was required for the filing of antitrust laws outside of Japan, as announced in the press release issued on September 29, 2010, “Postponement of Joint Venture Formation in the Meter Business.” The filing process has been completed, and therefore Fuji Electric and GE made an agreement on the new date. Details are as follows.
1. Establishment Date of the Joint-Venture Company
February 1, 2011
2. Overview of the Joint-Venture Company
|(1) Company name||GE Fuji Electric Meter Co., Ltd.|
|(2) Head office||1 – 11 – 2 Osaki, Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo|
(3) Name andtitle of representatives
| Micho Shinozaki, Chairman and representative director, CEO |
Daniel T. Nakano, President and representative director, COO
(4) Principal business activities
| Design, development, manufacture, sale, maintenance andrepair of electric meters (including smart meters and related products) for |
utility companies and other customers in Japan
(5) Paid-in Capital
350 millions of yen
(6) Balance date
(7) Major shareholdersand percentage ofshares held
| Fuji Electric Systems Co., Ltd. (Note): 50.01% |
GE Energy Japan, Ltd.: 49.99%
|(8) Number of employees||Approximately 200|
Note: Fuji Electric Systems Co., Ltd., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Fuji Electric Holdings Co., Ltd.
The Company expects no major impact on its consolidated forecasts of financial results for the current fiscal year as a result of the establishment of the joint-venture company.