Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan Completes Acquisition of Sweden's ATLET AB

    Tokyo (ots/PRNewswire) - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced today the completion of its acquisition of ATLET AB on 16th through its subsidiary, Nissan Forklift Europe B.V., following approval from the European Commission.

    Mr. Toshio Aoki, General Manager of Industrial Machinery Division at Nissan Motor, is appointed as new chairman of the board at ATLET while Mr. Keiji Ikeda of Nissan Motor is appointed as new CEO at ATLET. Both will be based at the ATLET headquarters in Mölnlycke, Sweden.

    Nissan Forklift's key markets include Europe, USA, Japan and other global markets. Nissan Forklift's main products are engine and battery powered counterbalanced forklifts. Atlet has a strong presence in Europe, its main market, and is also experiencing growth in emerging markets.

    The agreement will allow both companies to benefit from the exchange of technology and manufacturing know-how. In addition, joint purchasing opportunities are expected to improve cost competitiveness.

    Combined, the companies produce more than 36,500 units worldwide a year with an annual turnover of 858 million euros. Both brands and sales networks will be operated separately in the market.

    Notes to Editors:

    Nissan Forklift Europe B.V. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and is part of Nissan Motor's industrial machinery division. Nissan Motor's Industrial Machinery Division produces material handling products and is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

@@start.t1@@      Outline of Nissan Motor's Industrial Machinery Division
      Headquarters:                                      Tokyo, Japan
      Start of forklift production:            1957
      Production facilities:                        Japan, USA and Spain
      Sales:                                                 EUR 676mil
      Production:                                         30,000 units
      Number of Employees:                          Approx. 1,400 (including
                                                                 subsidiaries)
      Outline of ATLET AB
      Atlet was founded 49 years ago by Knut Jacobsson and since then, this
      family-owned business has provided new and innovative solutions for the
      internal material handling market.
      Headquarters:                                Mölnlycke, Sweden
      Operations:                                  Development, manufacturing and sales
                                                          of warehouse material handling equipment
      Start of production:                    1958
      Sales:                                          SEK 1,685.8 million /EUR 182mil
      Production:                                  6,500 units
      Number of Employees:                    Approx 1,000 (including subsidiaries)@@end@@

      For more information, contact:
      Nissan Europe
      Penny Szczepaniak, Nissan Europe
      Tel: +33-1-30-13-57-87
      http://www.nissan-nfe.com
      Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (Japan)
      Communications CSR Department
      Global Communications CSR and IR Division
      Tel:+81-(0)3-5565-2141
      http://press.nissan-global.com/EN

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Contact:
For more information, contact: Nissan Europe, Penny Szczepaniak,
Nissan Europe, Tel: +33-1-30-13-57-87; Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
(Japan), Communications CSR Department, Global Communications CSR and
IR Division, Tel:+81-(0)3-5565-2141



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