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Bosch Group:
Report on Bosch's response to the Eastern Japan Earthquake (Report No.2)

Bosch would like to express its deepest sympathies to all those who have suffered as a result of the Eastern Japan Earthquake that occurred on March 11, 2011, as well as extend its wishes for a speedy recovery.

Following the first report on the impact of the earthquake on the Bosch Group issued on March 18, this second report provides an update on the situation.

1. Operations

All plants in the Bosch Group have been busy working on restoring operations. With the exception of a few, they have set targets for the resumption of operations. However, due to ongoing scheduled power outages, problems with gasoline, other infrastructure, and distribution, and the impact of suppliers that sustained earthquake damage, only some operations are back in service. With safety as our number one priority, we are continuing to work on the resumption of operations while taking into consideration factors affecting our customers, suppliers, and infrastructure.

2. Situation of Bosch suppliers

Many of our suppliers located in areas near the epicenter sustained damage. However, in the past few days more have been able to establish a projected resumption of operations. We continue to provide assistance to suppliers whose circumstances give us cause for concern, and are looking at providing further assistance to these suppliers.

3. Impact on performance

We have yet to ascertain the impact that the recent earthquake has had on the Company's performance.

4. Support and donations for affected regions

Bosch Group has announced that it will make a donation of one million euro to the Japanese Red Cross for relief for victims of the disaster and affected regions. Bosch Group employees around the world have also begun collecting donations for the relief efforts in Japan.
Members of the Bosch Group in Japan are also collecting donations to help with relief efforts in affected regions.

The Bosch Group at a Glance

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. According to preliminary figures, some 283,500 associates generated sales of 47.3 billion euros in the areas of automotive and industrial technology, consumer goods, and building technology in fiscal 2010. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its more than 300 subsidiaries and regional companies in over 60 countries. If its sales and service partners are included, then Bosch is represented in roughly 150 countries. This worldwide development, manufacturing, and sales network is the foundation for further growth. Bosch spent some four billion euros for research and development in 2010, and applied for over 3,800 patents worldwide. With all its products and services, Bosch enhances the quality of life by providing solutions which are both innovative and beneficial.

Bosch is celebrating its 125th anniversary in 2011. The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as a "Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering." The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant up-front investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

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About Bosch Japan

Present in Japan since 1911, Bosch marks its 100th anniversary in 2011. It is currently represented in the country by Bosch Corporation, Bosch Rexroth Corporation, Bosch Packaging Technology K.K. and other affiliates. Bosch Corporation is responsible for the development, manufacturing, sales and services of automotive original equipment, automotive aftermarket products and power tools. Bosch Rexroth Corporation develops and produces hydraulics, FA module components and other systems which contribute to industrial technologies. Bosch Packaging Technology K.K. manufactures packaging machinery.

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