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Notice of Recognition of Extraordinary Loss
This is to announce the recognition of extraordinary loss for the nine months ended December 31, 2016 (from April 1 to December 31, 2016), as below.
1. Re cognition of Restructuring Expenses
As announced in “Notice of Restructuring ” released on November 8, 2016, Nikon Group is currently under a fundamental company -wide restructuring to improve its corporate value as shifting from a strat egy pursuing revenue grow th to one pursuing profit enhancement .
In accordance with this restructuring , the G roup recorded extraordinary loss of 29,790 million yen , mainly incurred from inventory write -downs/write -off in Semiconductor Lithography Business , as restructuring expenses for the nine months ended December 31, 2016.
Also, r estructuring expenses in Imaging Products Business and the expenses related to “Results of Solicitation for Voluntary Retirement, ” which is released today , are expected to incu r in the fourth qua rter of this fiscal year .
As a result, the total amount of restructuring expenses for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017 will be approximately 53,000 million yen, which is 5,000 million yen increase from the previous estimate of approximately 48,000 million yen in “Notice of Restructuring ” released on November 8, 2016 .
2. Impact on Consolidated Financial Forecast
The impact o f the recognition of restructuring expenses has been reflected in the consolidated financial forecast for the fisc al year ending March 31, 2017, as a nnounced today in “ Revision of the Financial Forecast for the Fi scal Year Ending March 31, 2017” .