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Nikon Corporation Announces Issuance of Unsecured Straight Bonds

January 21, 2011

Nikon Corporation announced today that it has determined the issuance terms of its 18th and 19th Unsecured Straight Bonds.

1. 18th Unsecured Straight Bonds

(1)Amount of Issue 10 billion yen
(2)Denomination of each bond 100 million yen
(3)Book-entry bonds The provisions of the Law Concerning Book-Entry Transfer of Corporate Bonds, Stocks, etc. shall apply to the Bonds.
(4)Interest Rate 0.996% per annum
(5)Issue Price 100 yen per face value of 100 yen
(6)Redemption Price 100% of the principal amount
(7)Maturity Date January 26, 2018
(8)Interest Payment dates January 28 and July 28 each year
(9)Offering Period January 21, 2011
(10)Payment Date January 28, 2011
(11)Security or Guarantee No security or guarantee is pledged and no assets are specifically reserved to secure these Bonds.
(12)Covenants Negative pledge clause
(13)Lead Managing Underwriters Nikko Cordial Securities Inc. and Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd.
(14)Fiscal, Issue and Payment Agent The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
(15)Book-entry transfer Institution Japan Securities Depository Center, Inc.
(16)Rating A+ (Japan Credit Rating Agency, Ltd.)

2. 19th Unsecured Straight Bonds

(1)Amount of Issue 10 billion yen
(2)Denomination of each bond 100 million yen
(3)Book-entry bonds The provisions of the Law Concerning Book-Entry Transfer of Corporate Bonds, Stocks, etc. shall apply to the Bonds.
(4)Interest Rate 1.434% per annum
(5)Issue Price 100 yen per face value of 100 yen
(6)Redemption Price 100% of the principal amount
(7)Maturity Date January 28, 2021
(8)Interest Payment dates January 28 and July 28 each year
(9)Offering Period January 21, 2011
(10)Payment Date January 28, 2011
(11)Security or Guarantee No security or guarantee is pledged and no assets are specifically reserved to secure these Bonds.
(12)Covenants Negative pledge clause
(13)Lead Managing Underwriters Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd. and Nikko Cordial Securities Inc.
(14)Fiscal, Issue and Payment Agent The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
(15)Book-entry transfer Institution Japan Securities Depository Center, Inc.
(16)Rating A+ (Japan Credit Rating Agency, Ltd.)

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