Notice of Extraordinary Losses


TOKYO, Japan, January 28, 2011

Seiko Epson Corporation ("Epson", TSE: 6724) today announced it would book extraordinary losses for the third quarter (October 1 to December 31, 2010) of the year ending March 31, 2011.

1. Details of extraordinary losses

(1) Business structure improvement expenses (consolidated)

In association with the termination of the small- and medium-sized display business, Epson will book, as extraordinary losses, business structure improvement expenses of 5,343 million yen on a consolidated base.

(2) Provision of allowance for doubtful accounts and provision for loss on guarantees (unconsolidated)

In consideration of the financial situation of an affiliated company, Epson will book, as extraordinary losses, a provision of allowance for doubtful accounts and a provision for loss on guarantees totaling 6,700 million yen on an unconsolidated base. These extraordinary losses have already been included in the income statements of the consolidated affiliated company, and are therefore not included as extraordinary losses in the consolidated accounts.

2. Impact on business results

The aforementioned extraordinary losses have been reflected in the previously disclosed business results for the full year ended March 31, 2011. Epson will not revise its full-year outlook as a result of this matter.

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