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Tokyo Electric Power, Toshiba and Japan Bank for International Cooperation
to Acquire 19.95% Equity Interest in Uranium One of Canada

- Establishment of Long Term Strategic Alliance with Strategic Relationship Agreement and Uranium Offtake Agreement -
10 Feb, 2009

Tokyo — The Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated (TEPCO) (TOKYO: 9501), Toshiba Corporation (Toshiba) (TOKYO: 6502), and the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), the international wing of the Japan Finance Corporation, today announced a joint investment in Uranium One Inc. (U1) (UUU.TO), a major, Canadian-listed producer and marketer of uranium. TEPCO, Toshiba and JBIC have agreed to subscribe to a new share issue of 117 million shares in U1, at a price of Cdn$2.30 per share, equal to approximately Cdn$270 million (about 20.2 billion yen(1)) in total. Concurrently, TEPCO, Toshiba and JBIC have also signed a strategic relationship agreement (SRA) with U1, and a Uranium Offtake Agreement.

The full share issue will be taken up by Japan Uranium Management Inc. (JUMI), a special purpose entity established by the three Japanese companies in British Columbia, Canada. Once JUMI completes the transaction, U1's outstanding shares will total 586.61 million, and JUMI will have a holding of about 19.95%. TEPCO and Toshiba will each hold 40% of JUMI's shares, and JBIC will hold 20%.

In order to further deepen and develop their long-term strategic relationship with U1, the three Japanese companies intend to appoint two representatives to serve on U1's board, and to send other personnel to the company; establish a joint committee to discuss strategic issues; and evaluate opportunities to jointly develop uranium resources. The Japanese companies and U1 will together develop and execute detailed action plans based on the SRA.

TEPCO operates a large scale nuclear generation program in Japan, and pursues economically efficient means to optimize its uranium procurement, including diversification of procurement channels, and will continue to enhance its fuel procurement activities, especially in front-end domains.

Toshiba strives to take advantage of every opportunity to promote initiatives and programs to satisfy demand for uranium for the Group's utility customers on a global basis.

JBIC aims to support activities to secure uranium resources for Japan and to maintain and improve international competitiveness within the nuclear industry of Japan. From this perspective, JBIC supports this first-ever equity investment by Japanese companies in a major uranium company as a joint investor, and seeks to sustain U1's businesses by drawing on its own experience and capabilities, based on an existing relationship, to have dialogue directly with Kazakhstan where U1 has mining sites.

Note:
(1): Calculated at an exchange rate of 75 yen to the Canadian dollar for convenience only.

Press contacts:

The Tokyo Electric Power Company,
Incorporated
Corporate Communications Department
Tel: 03-6373-1111 (ext.6234)
Toshiba Corporation Corporate Communications Office
Tel: 03-3457-2105
The Japan Bank for International
Cooperation
Press and External Affairs Division,
Corporate Planning Department
Tel: 03-5218-3100

 

Figure of New Shares Allocation to Third Parties by Uranium One

(Annex: Company profiles)

[1] Uranium One Inc. (U1)

  • Head office: Vancouver, Canada
  • Established: 2007 - following the completion of the combinations of 
                            sxr Uranium One Inc., UrAsia Energy Ltd. and Energy Metals
                           Corporation.
  • Stock listings: Toronto (Canada) and Johannesburg (South Africa) stock exchanges
  • Lines of Business: Development of uranium mines; production and sale of uranium
  • President and CEO: Jean Nortier
  • Employees: Approximately 280
  • Business results (2007)
       -Uranium production: 770 tonnes (MTU)
       -Sales: US$134 million (about 12.1 billion yen)
       -Operating profit: US$9.5 million (about 855 million yen)

[2] The Tokyo Electric Power Company, Incorporated

  • Established: May, 1951
  • Lines of business: Electricity generation, etc.
  • President and CEO: Masataka Shimizu
  • Paid-in capital: 676.4 billion yen

[3] Toshiba Corporation

  • Established: July, 1875
  • Lines of businesses: Manufacture of electric and electronics appliances
  • President and CEO: Atsutoshi Nishida
  • Paid-in capital: 280.3 billion yen

[4] The Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC)(2)

  • Established: October, 2008
  • Lines of business: International finance
  • President and CEO: Hiroshi Watanabe
  • Paid-in-capital: 985.5 billion yen

Note:
(2): JBIC is the international wing of the Japan Finance Corporation (JFC; Governor: Shosaku Yasui).

[5] Japan Uranium Management Inc.

  • Business objectives: Investment in U1
  • Shareholders: Toshiba (40%), TEPCO (40%), JBIC (20%)
  • Location: British Columbia, Canada
  • Capital: C$275.5 million (about 20.7 billion yen) (at the time of U1 share subscription)
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