24 AKEBONO REPORT 2011 Akebono Brake Industry Co. Ltd.akebono?Striving Toward True GlobalizationFiscal 2010 Event CalendarApril?Junen Akebono Brake Industry Co. Ltd. absorbed Akebono Tec Corporationand Akebono Management Service Co. Ltd.n The medium-term management plan “akebono New Frontier 30 RollingPlan 2010” announcedn The first APS open seminar heldn akebono president Hisataka Nobumoto reappointed as the Chair of theJapan Auto Parts Industries Association (JAPIA)n Toyota LEXUS LFA team to which akebono provides calipers and pads won the SP8 class at the 24 Hours N?rburgring endurance racen The F1 Vodafone McLaren Mercedes team drivers Lewis Hamilton andJenson Button took home the first and second prizes respectively inboth the 2010 Formula 1 Turkish Grand Prix and 2010 Formula 1 CanadaGrand Prixn Summer festivals were held at akebono Group facilities throughoutJapann “Bring Your Family to Work Day” held at akebono Group facilitiesthroughout Japann Two-month overseas training for second-year associatesn Participation in 2010 Paris Motor Show (France)n Received a Best Performance Award from Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. forthe third consecutive yearn Exhibited at Messe Nagoya 2010 (October 27 ? 30)July?SeptemberOctober?December●2010* Page numbers in square brackets refer to pages on this report.First summer festival in two yearsMany family members participated in this event aimed at deepeningunderstanding about what it is like to work at akebonoPresident Nobumoto at a Press Conference (May 25)LEXUS LFA equipped with akebono’s calipers and pads (May 15 16)Jubilant Lewis Hamilton and Jenson Button on the podium (June 13)In addition to F1 race cars akebono exhibited super environment-friendlyproducts including electro mechanically actuated brakes lightweight calipersand ceramic pads in its booth (September 30 ? October 17)