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November 11, 2010

Notification of Revision to the Dividend Forecasts and Business Forecasts(Fiscal Year 2010)

DISCO Corporation ("the Company") has decided to revise the Company's business forecasts and to revise its dividend forecasts for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011 which were announced on August 9, 2010, based on recent business performance.

1. Business Forecast Revision
Revision of consolidated business forecasts
Forecasts for full fiscal year of fiscal year ending March 31, 2011
(April 1, 2010 - March 31, 2011) (Millions of yen,%)
Net sales Operating income Ordinary income Net income Net income per share(yen)
Previous forecast(A) 102,000 18,800 20,000 12,600 347.91
Revised forecast(B) 98,000 14,500 15,700 9,500 282.67
(B) - (A) -4,000 -4,300 -4,300 -3,100
% change -3.9% -22.9% -21.5% -24.6%
(Ref.)
Previous full year results
61,730 4,667 4,560 2,470 73.51
* Fiscal Year 2010 indicates period from April1, 2010 to March 31, 2011.
Revision of non-consolidated business forecasts
Forecasts for full fiscal year of fiscal year ending March 31, 2011
(April 1, 2010 – March 31, 2011) (Millions of yen,%)
Net sales Operating income Ordinary income Net income Net income per share(yen)
Previous forecast(A) 86,000 13,600 14,900 8,500 252.92
Revised forecast(B) 83,000 10,400 11,800 7,300 217.21
(B) - (A) -3,000 -3,200 -3,100 -1,200
% change -3.5% -23.5% -20.8% -14.1%
(Ref.)
Previous full year results
49,856 2,135 3,017 1,677 49.93

Reason for the revisions

Although strategic capital investments among our customers continue, investments for mass production have slowed slightly. Taking into account these recent business environment changes, the Company revised downward its equipment sales plan and revised assumed exchange rate. In selling, general and administrative expenses plan, R&D budget increased.
Above the reasons, the Company decided to amend the consolidated earnings forecasts announced on August 9, 2010 for the whole of the year ending March 31, 2010.

  Note: The above forecast of financial results is based on certain information available to the Company at the time of announcement, and actual operating results may differ from the forecast due to various factors.
2. Revised Dividend Forecasts
  Dividend per share
1Q-end 2Q-end 3Q-end Year-end Annual
Previous forecast(Announced on August 9, 2010) - 35 - 40 75
Revised forecast - - - 32 57
Results for the year ending March 31, 2011 - 25 -
(Ref.)
Results for the year ending March 31, 2010
- 10 - 10 20

Reason for the revision

Based on the revised earnings forecasts mentioned above, divided payment forecast is also revised applying our dividend policy.

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