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March 26, 2012

Honda Resumes Production at Automobile Plant in Thailand

March 26, 2012 - Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (HATC), the Honda automobile production subsidiary in Thailand (headquarter in the Rojana Industrial Park, Ayutthaya), today resumed production of automobiles after suspending production since October 4, 2011, due to damaged sustained from the flooding in Thailand.

City produced at HATC, resumed production on 26-Marchzoom
City produced at HATC, resumed production on 26-March

Since completing the drainage of the flood water at the end of November 2011, HATC had been exerting company-wide efforts to clean, inspect, repair and replace plant facilities and manufacturing equipment, which were damaged by the flood. After approximately four months of such restoration efforts, HATC is now ready to resume automobile productions at its plant. HATC is planning to hold a ceremony on March 31, 2012 to commemorate the resumption of production.

Honda has been supplying automobiles alternatively from Japan to some countries in the Asia Oceania Region including Thailand, which were impacted by the disruption of production due to the flooding. However, as of today, all production plants have resumed production and are expected to normalize in April. For all other Honda production operations outside of the Asia Oceania Region, the impact of the flooding in Thailand has already been resolved.

Positioning HATC as one of the most important production operations in the Asia Oceania Region, Honda was totally committed to realizing the earliest possible recovery. Honda will maintain the same positioning of HATC in the future and further promote business operations in Thailand.

About Honda Automobile (Thailand) Co., Ltd.

Location: Ayutthaya province, Thailand
Representative: Hiroshi Kobayashi/President
Capital Investment: 5.46 billion baht
Capitalization Ratio: 75.94% Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
13.05% Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
11.01% Others
Business Areas: Production and sales of automobiles
Established: December 2000
Employment: Approximately 4,000 associates
Production Capacity: 240,000 units per year

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