UV Verre PremiumTM installed in Honda Motor’s Fit: She’s/HYBRID She’s/HYBRID XH Selection

Tokyo, June 7, 2012—AGC (Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.; Head Office: Tokyo; President & CEO: Kazuhiko Ishimura) announced today that UV Verre PremiumTM was adopted by Honda Motor Co., Ltd. for the first time and has been installed in the She’s, HYBRID She’s and HYBRID XH Selection of the Fit compact cars.In Fit’s latest minor face lift, Honda improved the fuel efficiency and user-friendliness, and added a touch of individuality to the existing lineup to develop colorful variations that can each match the personalities of different individuals.

UV Verre Premium has been adopted for newly introduced She’s and HYBRID She’s, which are mainly targeting women, and for HYBRID XH Selection, which is an upper-grade hybrid.

AGC’s UV Verre Premium is the world’s first*2 tempered glass for automotive front door windows which successfully filters out approximately 99%*3 of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays. By blocking UV rays from coming into the vehicle almost completely, UV Verre Premium protects drivers against UV rays as effectively as wearing sun-protection gloves.

*1 UV Verre Premium is called “Super UV Cut Front Door Glass” within Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

*2 Based on AGC data as of December 2010.

*3 AGC’s survey data. UV Verre Premium blocks approx. 99% of the sun’s UV rays based on ISO9050-1990.

Media Contact

Toshihiro Ueda, General Manager, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations

AGC Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.

(Contact: Yuichi Kirayama; Tel: +81-3-3218-5603; E-mail: info-pr@agc.com)

Fit She’s/HYBRID She’s

Structure of UV-blocking tempered glass for automotive front door windows

Former UV-blocking                 New UV-blocking

tempered glass                         tempered glass   

-UV Verre                                  -UV Verre Premium

                                  

Results of UV irradiation

*The UV checker sheet turns red when exposed to UV rays.

For more information on UV Verre Premium, please visit AGC’s website at

http://www.agc.com/products/uv_premium/index.html.

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