JUKI and Sony Sign Memorandum of Intent Regarding Integration of

JUKI and Sony Sign Memorandum of Intent Regarding Integration of SMT Equipment
and Related Businesses 
The New Company is expected to be established by capital injection from JUKI and
Sony, respectively, with JUKI holding more than two thirds of the total shares. 
Tokyo, Feb 6, 2013 - (JCN Newswire) -  JUKI Corporation ("JUKI") and
Sony Corporation ("Sony") today announced that they have signed a
legally non-binding memorandum of intent to carry on the discussion regarding
the possible integration of the surface-mount technology ("SMT")
equipment and related businesses of JUKI and Sony EMCS Corporation, a wholly
owned subsidiary of Sony ("Sony EMCS"), under a newly established
company ("New Company"). This integration is intended to strengthen
the competitiveness of each company's respective SMT equipment and related
businesses. The New Company is expected to be established by capital injection
from JUKI and Sony, respectively, with JUKI holding more than two thirds of the
total shares. 
JUKI and Sony will continue further discussions with the aim of entering into
a legally binding definitive agreement and proceeding with this business
integration by the end of September, 2013, subject to any necessary approvals
of the authorities concerned. 
About Sony 
Sony Corporation is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, game,
communications, key device and information technology products for the consumer
and professional markets. With its music, pictures, computer entertainment and
on-line businesses, Sony is uniquely positioned to be the leading electronics
and entertainment company in the world. Sony recorded consolidated annual sales
of approximately $79 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. Sony
Global Web Site: http://www.sony.net/ 
Contact: 
Sony Corporation
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