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March 31, 2011

About the Post-April 4 Impact on Production of the Major Earthquake in Northeastern Japan

TOKYO, Japan, Mach 31, 2011 - Following is the most current information regarding the impact of the major earthquake in Northeastern Japan on Honda's operations.

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Honda will resume production of finished automobiles at Sayama Plant at Saitama Factory (Sayama, Saitama) and Suzuka Factory (Suzuka, Mie) on Monday, April 11, 2011. This means all Honda production plants in Japan will be in operation as of that date.

Honda also will resume production and shipment of component parts for use in production in regions outside Japan on Monday, April 4, 2011.

However, as the parts supply situation remains fluid; production of component parts and vehicles at Honda plants will resume at approximately 50% of the original production plan at the outset. Honda will carefully monitor the situation and manage its operations accordingly.

Honda appreciates everyone's understanding during these challenging times.