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Outline of the JFE Group

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Under the umbrella of JFE Holdings, the JFE Group comprises five operating companies: JFE Steel, JFE Engineering, JFE Urban Development, Kawasaki Microelectronics and JFE R&D.

    As the holding company, JFE Holdings is a streamlined group head office, responsible for group-wide strategic functions, risk management and external accountability.

JFE HOLDINGS, INC.

Sales Breakdown
(Year ended March 2005)
  Net Sales
Sales Breakdown (Year ended March 2005)   Net Sales
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  Paid-in capital: ¥100.0 billion  
  Number of employees:    
  Non-Consolidated 103  
  The whole Group 52,503  

    Billions of yen
  (Years ended March 31) 2004   2005  
  Consolidated net sales 2,473.7   2,803.6  
  Consolidated operating income 253.6   467.2  
  Consolidated ordinary income 218.3   460.6  


JFE Steel Corporation

As an integrated steel producer ranking fourth in the world (2004) for crude steel production, the principal business of JFE Steel Corporation is the manufacture and sale of a diverse range of unprocessed and processed steel products and raw materials. It also engages in peripheral businesses including transportation, plant maintenance and engineering.

  Paid-in capital: ¥239.6 billion  
  Number of employees (Non-consolidated): 13,846  

    Billions of yen
  (Years ended March 31) 2004   2005  
  Consolidated net sales 2,103.9   2,421.7  
  Consolidated operating income 242.7   456.3  
  Consolidated ordinary income 208.5   450.3  


JFE Engineering Corporation

The company is responsible for the engineering business that is the JFE Group’s core business together with steel. It provides solutions based on advanced technologies in the fields of energy, principally pipelines; environmental-related activities such as waste disposal; water and waste-water engineering; steel structures such as steel frames; industrial machinery and steelmaking technologies.

  Paid-in capital: ¥10.0 billion  
  Number of employees (Non-consolidated): 2,190  

    Billions of yen
  (Years ended March 31) 2004   2005  
  Consolidated net sales 339.4   351.5  
  Consolidated operating income 3.1   5.3  
  Consolidated ordinary income 5.4   8.7  


JFE Urban Development Corporation

This company helps create agreeable urban environments in the Tokyo area through three spheres of business: the development of large-scale complexes, involving the redevelopment of idle land owned by the JFE Group and the creation of new urban districts; the supply of distinctive, high-quality condominiums; and asset utilization, involving the development, management, and operation of land and buildings.

  Paid-in capital: ¥3.0 billion  
  Number of employees (Non-consolidated): 49  

    Billions of yen
  (Years ended March 31) 2004   2005  
  Consolidated net sales 26.2   31.5  
  Consolidated operating income 1.4   2.4  
  Consolidated ordinary income 1.3   2.2  


Kawasaki Microelectronics, Inc.

This company is an LSI vendor specializing in ASICs (application-specific integrated circuits) for customer, communication and office automation applications. It offers a comprehensive range of services to its customers from designing and development to manufacturing, testing, and shipping. It is particularly strong in circuits for digital cameras and LCD monitors, and holds substantial market shares worldwide.

  Paid-in capital: ¥5.0 billion  
  Number of employees (Non-consolidated): 509  

    Billions of yen
  (Years ended March 31) 2004   2005  
  Consolidated net sales 40.4   36.0  
  Consolidated operating income 4.9   1.9  
  Consolidated ordinary income 4.5   1.8  


JFE R&D Corporation

This is a concept-creation research institution that undertakes further development of core technologies common to the JFE Group's steel and engineering businesses, and opens up possibilities for new technologies by combining them organically with others.

  Paid-in capital: ¥10.0 million  
  Number of employees (Non-consolidated): 88