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AVX, a US Subsidiary of KYOCERA, to Change its Name to “KYOCERA AVX Components Corporation”

Company to expedite unification of its global sales operation

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Kyocera Corporation (President: Hideo Tanimoto, hereinafter; “Kyocera”) and AVX Corporation (CEO: John Sarvis, hereinafter; “AVX”) today announced that AVX, a consolidated subsidiary of Kyocera, has changed its corporate name to “KYOCERA AVX Components Corporation” as of October 1, 2021.

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Furthermore, the company will now use the new business brand, “KYOCERA AVX,” and unify sales organizations in the U.S. and Europe to enhance sales capabilities, as announced in April of this year.*

Under the new company name, KYOCERA AVX will further promote organizational integration and effective use of management resources, including manufacturing and development, to strengthen the Kyocera Group’s global business for electronic components and pursue further sales expansion worldwide.

*Kyocera plans to unify sales organizations in Japan, China, and other Asian countries in April 2022 (or later).

Outline of the new company

Current Name New Name

AVX Corporation

KYOCERA AVX Components Corporation

Address

Fountain Inn, South Carolina, U.S.A.

Representative

John Sarvis, Chairman, CEO, and President of AVX Corporation

[Managing Executive Officer, Executive General Manager of Electronic Components Business, KYOCERA Corporation]

Business

Manufacture and sale of electronic components, including connectors, capacitors, and sensors

Consolidated net assets

US $2,425,661,725 (as of 31 March, 2021)

Established

1972

Employees

Approximately 14,700

Number of manufacturing sites

USA: 6 sites / Europe : 13 / Asia 12

Number of sales offices

USA: 2 sites / Europe : 9 / Asia : 11