Approval of the Second Supplement to the Prospectus by the Belgian Banking, Finance and Insurance Commission ("BFIC")

September 4, 2009

Tokyo, September 4, 2009 — A supplement to the Prospectus was approved by the BFIC on September 1, 2009 (the "Second Supplement").

The Second Supplement is available in English and Dutch. Nikon and NIMD have prepared a translation into Dutch of the Second Supplement. Nikon and NIMD are responsible for the accuracy of the translation but only the English version will be legally binding. The Prospectus (including the first supplement approved by the BFIC on June 26, 2009 and the Second Supplement) is available in its English version on the internet websites of Nikon (http://nikon.com/about/ir/index) and Fortis Bank (www.fortisbanking.be/saveandinvest), the Prospectus (including the first supplement approved by the BFIC on June 26, 2009 and the Second Supplement) is available in its Dutch version on the internet website of Fortis Bank (www.fortisbanking.be/sparenenbeleggen) and the summary in French of the Prospectus (together with the first supplement approved by the BFIC on June 26, 2009) is available on the internet website of Fortis Bank (www.fortisbanking.be/epargneretplacer). These documents can also be requested by telephone at no cost from Fortis Bank at (+32 2 4334032 (for French) and +32 2 4334031 (for Dutch)).

About NIKON CORPORATION
Nikon has carved out a place as a pioneer of optical technology in Japan and the world since its inception in 1917. Today, Nikon commands a high global standing in the manufacture and sale of camera-related products, such as digital cameras, as well as binoculars and other optical products for consumers, such as ophthalmic lenses. These items complement Nikon's diverse array of industrial precision equipment that includes semiconductor-related equipment, IC and LCD steppers and scanners, microscopes and measuring instruments.
Additional information about Nikon Corporation is available at http://nikon.com/
About Metris
Metris (Euronext ― MTRS) designs, develops and markets a unique range of 3D hardware and software inspection systems servicing design and manufacturing industries.
The company's reliable and innovative metrology solutions cover the full range of measurement volumes required by automotive and aerospace customers, in both fixed and portable configurations and with optical and touch sensors.
Metris Headquarters are based in Leuven, Belgium, with additional production and development centers in Belgium, UK, Italy, US, Canada and China. Metris provides a worldwide network of sales and support offices located in Europe, Asia, and North-America. Additional information about Metris is available at http://www.metris.com/

The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.