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Toshiba Scales Back After Japan Quake

Toshiba Corporation announced that, following the earthquake and tsunami that struck the northern region of Japan on March 11, the company will scale back its activities as much as possible.

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Unedited press release follows:

Toshiba to Scale Back Activities, Cut Power Consumption in Response to Earthquakes
14 Mar, 2011

Tokyo–Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced that it will cooperate with Tokyo Electric Power Company’s (TEPCO) request to cut electricity consumption by operating only those of its businesses related to provision of essential services required for social and economic activities. This decision extends to Toshiba Group companies and covers production facilities and business premises in areas where TEPCO plans controlled power outages.

In line with this decision, Toshiba has closed for today all of its premises in those areas with power outages, other than its headquarters and those business operations related to essential services.

Any other measures beyond those taken today will be notified in due course.