U.S. Disclaimer - Unsponsored ADR (American Depository Receipt)
Effective October 10, 2008, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) made it possible for depository institutions or banks to establish ADR programs without the participation of a non-U.S. issuer (a so called "Unsponsored ADR")." An ADR, or American Depositary Receipt, is a negotiable receipt, similar to a stock certificate, which is issued by a U.S. bank or depository to evidence an ordinary share of a non-U.S. issuer that has been deposited with the U.S. bank or depository. ADRs permit a U.S. investor to purchase in a U.S. market an interest in a non-U.S. issuer's securities. An ADR program which is unsponsored is set up without the non-U.S. issuer's cooperation or even its consent. Obayashi Corporation (hereinafter the "Company") does not support or encourage the creation of unsponsored ADR facilities in respect of its securities and in any event disclaims any liability in connection with an unsponsored ADR. The Company does not represent to any depository institution, bank or anyone nor should any such entity rely on a belief that the Web site of the Company includes all published information in English, currently, and on an ongoing basis, required to claim an exemption under U.S.Exchange Act Rule 12g3-2(b).
The information posted on Obayashi Corporation's English website was translated from Japanese into English and presented solely for the convenience of non-Japanese speaking users. The purpose of the English information provided herein is to provide the stakeholders of Obayashi Corporation with its financial and non-financial information for their better understanding of Obayashi Corporation and its group companies, and is not to solicit any person or entity to buy or sell Obayashi Corporation's securities of any kind. If there is any discrepancy between original Japanese information and its English translation, the former will prevail. Any statements made about Obayashi Corporation's future plans, forecasts, strategies and performances are forward-looking statements subject to risks and uncertainties. Forward-looking statements included herein are made based on the information available at the time of the release of the statements. Due to various factors, actual result may vary from what was anticipated in the forward-looking statements.