AGC To Provide World's First Glass Roofs for Player Benches at FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013

  AGC To Provide World's First Glass Roofs for Player Benches at FIFA
  Confederations Cup Brazil 2013

Business Wire

TOKYO -- June 6, 2013

AGC, a world-leading manufacturer of glass, chemicals, ceramics and high-tech
materials, announced today that it will provide the world's first glass roofs
for player and official benches at the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013
football tournament in Brazil between June 15 and 30.

Official Licensed Glass Roof of the 2014 FIFA World Cup(TM) Player Benches
(Photo: Business Wire)

Official Licensed Glass Roof of the 2014 FIFA World Cup(TM) Player Benches
(Photo: Business Wire)

The roofs incorporate AGC's Dragontrail™ cover glass technology, the same used
in smartphone, tablet and television displays. They will be used at all
matches of the 16-game tournament, a prelude to the 2014 FIFA World Cup™.

Composition includes three layers of Dragontrail, a high-performance, flexible
and highly scratch-resistant glass. For this outdoor application, the glass is
resistant to deformation, discoloration and deterioration, remaining clear and
transparent over a long period of time to ensure the best-possible visual
experience for spectators.

Conventional bench roofs in stadiums are made from plastic. To develop its new
glass roof, AGC successfully adapted high-performance glass by synthesizing
the company's technological expertise in automotive, construction and
electronic-display glass solutions.

"I am delighted that our glass bench roofs will support one of this year's
greatest global sporting events, which will be enjoyed by people from every
continent," said Kazuhiko Ishimura, President & CEO of Asahi Glass, Co., Ltd.
"This is a wonderful first step for us to show the world the evolution and
potential of glass materials, and how they can change the future. By further
developing our technologies we plan to support the 2014 FIFA World Cup in
Brazil."

"I'm pleased that our glass bench roofs have met all FIFA requirements for the
FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013. It is rare for FIFA to commission a
materials manufacturer like AGC to provide on-pitch installations, and I
believe this reflects FIFA's high expectations that AGC will continue
developing technologically advanced glass solutions that allow new, creative
and attractive infrastructure to be implanted at stadiums during the 2014 FIFA
World Cup in Brazil next year."

In October last year, AGC was named a 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Branded Licensee as
the first B-to-B company to market the "Official Licensed Glass Roof of the
2014 FIFA World Cup™ Player Benches" for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2013 and
the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. Separately, the company is constructing its
first glass manufacturing facility in South America, which will begin
operating later this year in Sao Paulo State, Brazil, to contribute to the
growth of Brazil's industries and economy ahead of the series of global
sporting events scheduled to be held in the country.

About the AGC Group

The AGC Group, with Tokyo-based Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. at its core, is a
world-leading supplier of flat, automotive and display glass, chemicals and
other high-tech materials and components. Drawing on more than a century of
technical innovation, the AGC Group has developed world-class expertise in
fields including glass, fluorine chemistry and ceramics technologies. The
group employs some 50,000 people worldwide and generates annual sales of
approximately 12 billion USD through business in about 30 countries. For more
information, please visit www.agc-group.com/en.


(Reference)

Official Licensed Glass Roof of the 2014 FIFA World Cup™ Player Benches

Dimensions
Length:                                       11.5 meters
Height:                                        1.9 meters
Depth:                                         1 meter
Glass thickness                                6 millimeters
Number of seats                                23
Manufacturing location                        Japan
                                               

About Dragontrail™

Dragontrail is AGC's damage- and scratch-resistant specialty glass that has
been adopted for use as cover glass in numerous smartphones and tablet PC
models. For more information, visit http://dragontrail.agc.com/en/

Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available:
http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20130605006772/en/

Multimedia
Available:http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50647471&lang=en

Contact:

Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.
Masahiko Tobari, +81-3-3218-5603
Corporate Communications & Investor Relations
info-pr@agc.co.jp