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Provision of Technical License Pertaining to Wastewater Treatment Overseas

February 10, 2009

Sumitomo Heavy Industries Environment Co., Ltd., (Headquarters: Shinagawa-ku, Tokyo; President: Yasuo Naide; a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.) has decided to provide Ocned Water Technology Sdn., Bhd., in Malaysia (hereinafter referred to as "OWT") with licenses for technologies pertaining to wastewater treatment for industrial sector. A license agreement to this effect was concluded on February 5th. This is the first time the company has licensed technologies pertaining to wastewater treatment to an overseas company.

The scope of the agreement encompasses industrial sector wastewater treatment technologies in general, including anaerobic treatment, aerobic treatment, etc. Sumitomo Heavy Industries Environment was launched in 1961 as a business division in charge of water and wastewater processing at Sumitomo Heavy Industries. This business division was incorporated as an independent entity in 2007. Since that time, the company has acquired extensive experiences and high-level technologies. Until now, business operations were conducted primarily in Japan's domestic market; however, efforts will be made to expand into industrial sector wastewater treatment markets in Southeast Asia using this agreement as a catalyst.

The licensee of the technologies, OWT, was established in 1993. The company's business operations pertain to underground water surveys, well drilling, and sewage treatment. Although the company does not have a lot of experiences in catering to industrial sector clientele, they are seeking to expand their business in the sector by launching a full-scale expansion into the market in the future. Targeted clientele include Japanese related companies, as well as palm oil mills. It is hoped that people will become more aware of environmental issues, and following from this, that demand for the company's services will grow in the future.

Members of Malaysia's Department of Environment and its Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities, as well as other relevant departments exceeding 30 organizations in total, will be invited to the signing ceremony to be held on the site in Malaysia on March 5th.

[Information on OWT]
Company name: Ocned Water Technology Sdn. Bhd.
Address: 50, Jalan USJ 9/5P, Subang Business Centre, 47620 UEP Subang Jaya, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
Establishment date: March 1993
Capital: Approx. MRY 1,000,000
Managing Director: Dennis Tan Soo Huang
Sales amount: Approx. JPY 700 million