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Nidec Corp. Retains Top Spot on Institutional Investor's All-Japan Executive Team

Astellas Pharma, Tokyo Gas Co. Also Earn High Marks in the Eyes of Analysts and Investment Professionals

NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 06/02/14 -- Nidec Corp., a Kyoto-based manufacturer of precision motors for cameras and computers, captures first place for a second straight year on the All-Japan Executive Team, Institutional Investor's annual ranking of the nation's corporate leaders as seen through the eyes of investment professionals.

Complete survey results can be found on Institutional Investor's website.

Institutional Investor asked portfolio managers and sell-side analysts to name the best CEOs, CFOs, and investor-relations professionals at the Japanese companies they cover, and to evaluate these companies on their performance in each of eight IR attributes, including access to senior management, quality and depth of answers to inquiries, transparency of financial reporting and disclosure, and so on.

Tokyo-based pharmaceutical firm Astellas Pharma lands in second place, while the nation's largest natural gas utility, Tokyo Gas Co., finishes third. Rounding out the top five are two Tokyo-based financial services firms, Mizuho Financial Group and SoftBank Corp., in fourth and fifth place, respectively.

Survey results reflect the opinions of more than 375 analysts and money managers at 230 buy-side institutions that collectively manage roughly $648 billion in Japanese equities, and more than 240 analysts at 27 brokerages. Votes from buy- and sell-side participants are tabulated separately.

For more information, please contact Michele Luthin at [email protected] or (212) 224-3360.

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Now entering its fifth decade, Institutional Investor has consistently distinguished itself among the world's foremost financial publications with groundbreaking journalism and incisive writing that provides essential intelligence for a global audience. In addition, Institutional Investor offers a host of proprietary research and rankings that serve as respected industry benchmarks. For more information visit www.institutionalinvestor.com.

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