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Tokyo Electron Chosen for both “FTSE Blossom Japan Index” and “MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index”

In July, 2017: Tokyo Electron has been chosen for “FTSE Blossom Japan Index” and “MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index”, both selected as ESG indices by GPIF (Government Pension Investment Fund).

“FTSE Blossom Japan Index”, created by the global index company FTSE Russell, is designed as an industry neutral benchmark that reflects the performance of companies demonstrating strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices in Japan. FTSE Russell evaluations are based on performance in areas such as Corporate Governance, Health & Safety, Anti-Corruption and Climate Change. Businesses included in the “FTSE Blossom Japan Index” meet a variety of environmental, social and governance criteria.

“MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index” targets 50% of the free float-adjusted market capitalization of each Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS®1) Sector and is designed to target companies that have high environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance.

“MSCI Japan ESG Select Leaders Index” aims to target sector weights that reflect their relative weightings within the underlying indexes, to limit the systematic risk introduced by the ESG selection process. Overall, the index targets coverage of 50% of the underlying MSCI parent index.

1. GICS: Global Industry Classification Standard

Tokyo Electron Chosen for the “Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific” Index

Tokyo Electron (TEL) announced today that it was selected for inclusion in the “Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific” Index (DJSI Asia Pacific) for the second straight year. The DJSI Asia Pacific is a globally renowned stock index for socially responsible investing (SRI)1.

The DJSI indices are collaboratively maintained by the American-based S&P Dow Jones Indices2 and RobecoSAM, a Swiss-based firm specializing in SRI research. The DJSI evaluates the sustainability performance of the world's leading companies using economic, environmental, and social criteria.

TEL is the only Japanese company to be included in the Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment industry group of the DJSI Asia Pacific.

TEL will continue to place a high value on stakeholder trust and corporate value through its CSR programs. This in turn will help TEL contribute to the development of a sustainable, dream-inspiring society.

1. Socially responsible investing (SRI): An investment strategy based not only on the conventional investment criteria derived from financial analyses, but also on elements of corporate social responsibility (CSR), such as social and environmental awareness and corporate governance.
2. S&P Dow Jones Indices: S&P Dow Jones Indices is the world's largest provider of financial market indices. It provides various indices, including the S&P 500®.

Tokyo Electron Receives Bronze Class in the "RobecoSAM Sustainability Award 2017"

Tokyo Electron Limited (TEL) announced today that it was selected Bronze Class in the "RobecoSAM Sustainability Award 2017". RobecoSAM is one of the world's leading specialists in the field of sustainability investment.

This award is given for companies that are evaluated for sustainable activities based on economic, environmental and social considerations.

RobecoSAM evaluates more than 3,400 companies and in 60 industries for the 2017 award and TEL was chosen as the only Japanese company in Semiconductors and Semiconductor Equipment industry group.

MSCI World ESG Leaders Index

Tokyo Electron Limited has been selected to be included in MSCI World ESG Leaders Index for excellent performance in environmental, social and corporate governance.
This index is a member of the MSCI Global Sustainability Index series which were developed by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) and are globally recognized indices for socially responsible investment (SRI).

The inclusion of Tokyo Electron Limited in any MSCI Index, and the use of MSCI logos, trademarks, service marks or Index naves herein, do not constitute a sponsorship, endorsement or promotion of Tokyo Electron Limited by MSCI or any of its affiliates. The MSCI Indexes are the exclusive property of MSCI. MSCI and the MSCI Index names and logos are trademarks or service marks of MSCI or its affiliates.

FTSE4Good Global Index

Tokyo Electron has continued to be included in the FTSE4 Good Global Index since 2003. The Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) in the U.K. selects companies around the world according to their environmental and corporate social responsibility record, and is a representative index for socially responsible investment (SRI).

Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking

Tokyo Electron was chosen as one of Asia's Top 100 companies in the 2016 Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking. The ranking is determined jointly by Channel NewsAsia (a TV news channel based in Singapore), CSR Asia (a CSR consulting firm), and Sustainalytics (a major sustainability rating agency) to identify and honor Asia's leading sustainable companies from environmental, social and governance (ESG) viewpoints.

Channel NewsAsia Sustainability Ranking

STOXX® Global ESG Leaders indices

In 2016, Tokyo Electron was selected as a component of the STOXX Global ESG Leaders indices maintained by STOXX Ltd.*, a leading index provider in Europe.

* A subsidiary of the Deutsche Börse Group

STOXX® Global ESG Leaders indices

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