January 7, 2009

Toray Recognized for Environmental Accomplishments

Front Royal, VA, January 7, 2009: Toray Plastics (America), Inc. received Virginia‰'s "Exemplary Environmental Enterprise (E3)" designation. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) recognizes organizations with a fully-implemented Environmental Management System (EMS), a commitment to pollution prevention and that demonstrate superior environmental performance.

VEEP was established to encourage top-notch environmental performance through the development and implementation of EMS and pollution prevention efforts. VEEP drives environmental excellence by encouraging facilities within the Commonwealth that have strong environmental records to go above and beyond their legal requirements.

Annually, Toray is required to prepare a report to remain in good standing within this program. Toray will be required to show overall improvement in the operations of their EMS and pollution prevention program as well as have no significant compliance issues to stay in the program.

As part of our acceptance into the VEEP program, mid-year Virginia DEQ officials will be on-site to present Toray PEF a plaque and a VEEP flag to fly in front of its facility. These items will be presented during a recognition ceremony to be announced soon.

The entire staff of Toray Plastics (America), Inc. PEF Division is very pleased to have achieved this accomplishment in environmental management. These achievements illustrate Toray‰'s continued commitment to corporate social responsibility.