Murata Consolidates U.S. Subsidiaries

Japan-based Murata Machinery Ltd. has consolidated operations in the United States, placing them
under a single corporate umbrella. The formerly separate subsidiaries are now operating as separate
operating divisions of Murata Machinery USA Inc.

The company’s Charlotte-based U.S. textile machinery subsidiary, formerly Murata of America
Inc., has been renamed the Textile Machinery Division. Its location and telephone and fax numbers
are unchanged.

Yoshihiro Yamaguchi, formerly sales manager for South America, has been named general manager
of the division.

August 2002