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July 9, 2015
Teijin Frontier to Support Oxfam Trailwalker Tohoku 2015

Teijin Frontier Co., Ltd., the Teijin Group's fiber-product converting company, announced today that it would support Oxfam Trailwalker Tohoku 2015, an international fundraising event to be held on July 11 and 12 in Fukushima Prefecture, Japan.

Photo: T-shirts made of DELTAPEAK®CR(1)

Photo: T-shirts made of DELTAPEAK®CR(2)

The event will be organized by Oxfam Japan, a nonprofit registered in Japan and affiliated with Oxfam, the international confederation of 17 organizations that is mobilizing the power of people against the injustices of poverty around the world.

Oxfam Trailwalker is a worldwide endurance-walking event. Participants join in teams of four, and the total number of participants is anticipated to be about 640 this year. The event has been held annually in Japan since 2007 near Mt. Fuji, but this year it will take place at Mt. Adatara in Fukushima Prefecture. In addition to its anti-poverty mission, the event will also support ongoing regional reconstruction efforts following the Great East Japan Earthquake of 2011.

As a sponsor, Teijin Frontier will provide event participants, volunteers and staff with 1,400 T-shirts made of DELTAPEAK®CR, an all-season material that significantly reduces discomfort from sweating during sports. DELTAPEAK®CR is a special knitted fabric with a three-layer structure featuring water-repellent polyester fiber on the side facing the skin. In addition to offering sweat absorption and quick drying, it prevents the cold, sticky feeling of cooled sweat for increased comfort. In addition to sportswear and outdoor wear, it also enhances the comfort of business wear.

Teijin Frontier has undertaken other initiatives to post-earthquake reconstruction in northeast Japan, including a joint effort with Otsuma Women's University to provide high-function T-shirts to children in the region.

About the Teijin Group

Teijin (TSE: 3401) is a technology-driven global group offering advanced solutions in the areas of sustainable transportation, information and electronics, safety and protection, environment and energy, and healthcare. Its main fields of operation are high-performance fibers such as aramid, carbon fibers & composites, healthcare, films, resin & plastic processing, polyester fibers, products converting and IT. The group has some 150 companies and around 16,000 employees spread out over 20 countries worldwide. It posted consolidated sales of JPY786.2 billion (USD 6.6 billion) and total assets of JPY 823.7 billion (USD 6.9 billion) in the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015. Please visit www.teijin.com.

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