August, 2011 Due to increasingly strong business growth with domestic Automotive OEM’s, NSK has invested 10M to expand its Franklin, Indiana manufacturing facility. The investment will add a total of 6 new taper roller production lines to the plant. With this expansion several components will also be supplied through local suppliers. After full launch the Franklin facility will add in total 35 new positions, 8 salaried and 27 direct employees. In addition, 4 Engineering positions have been filled at the Ann Arbor, Michigan facility to support continued customer development. New line launch started in July of 2011 and will continue through 2012. The Franklin expansion will support approximately 20M in additional sales for NSK Americas. NSK Americas CEO Brian Lindsay commented, “We are very pleased to be able to invest in these state of the art processes creating additional employment here in Franklin, In. This facility has enjoyed great productivity and labor relations over the years and these new lines will ensure the plant has a healthy future. With NSK’s continued growth and drive to support its customers we expect these expansions will continue.” About NSK Established in 1916 and headquartered in Tokyo-Japan, NSK is a world class manufacturer of motion and control products, leading the industry in superior quality, engineering research and technical innovation. NSK produces and distributes a wide range of rolling element bearings, linear motion and automotive component products for a variety of applications. Operating in the Americas, NSK Corporation is a member of NSK Ltd. Group and is headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan. NSK Corporation has a network of sales and engineering teams working in partnership with customers to deliver high performance products, application specific solutions, superior technical support and exceptional service to the Americas market. The company’s strategically located manufacturing and distribution centers supply both original equipment manufacturers and the industrial aftermarket through a broad distribution network.