Impact of the Major Earthquake in Northern Japan on Torex : Status Update No. 3

Mar 18, 2011

Please find below the latest information we have received from our Production Partner regarding their Wafer Fab located in the North of Japan.

As of March 17th, power at the Fab has been restored and for the first time in almost a week the air conditioning in the clean room has been turned back on. Procedures for production equipment testing with a view to getting production back on line have started.

We also understand that local petrol stations have begun to receive petrol supplies.

We will continue to provide updated information as and when it becomes available.