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Change in Major Shareholder

April 10, 2012

Company name: OMRON Corporation
Representative: President & CEO
Yoshihito Yamada
Stock ticker number: 6645
Stock exchanges: Tokyo and Osaka
(First Sections)
Contact: Shunji Okumura,
General Manager
Investor Relations Dept.
Phone: +81-3-6718-3421

OMRON Corporation ("the Company") hereby announces a change in one of its major shareholders as of March 30, 2012. The details are as follows:

  1. Reason for the change
    Harris Associates L. P. ("Harris") filed a change in major shareholding to the Kanto Financial Bureau on April 5, 2012, and the Company has confirmed the details of this shareholding change.

  2. Profile of Harris
    (1) Name Harris Associates L.P.
    (2) Address 2 North LaSalle Street, Suite 500, Chicago, IL, USA, 60602
    (3) Representative Janet L. Reali, Vice President and General Counsel
    (4) Principal Business Investment advisory and investment management

  3. Number of voting rights (shares) held by Harris and its percentage of total voting rights
      Number of
    voting rights
    (Number of shares)
    % of
    total voting rights*
    Ranking among shareholders**
    Before Change
    (As of January 31, 2012)
    196,512 rights
    (19,651,200 shares)
    8.94% -
    After Change 222,723 rights
    (22,272,300 shares)
    10.14% -

    * Number of non-voting right shares deducted from the number of total outstanding shares: 19,095,968 shares
    Number of total outstanding shares as of September 30, 2011: 239,121,372 shares
    Percentage of total voting rights is calculated with 2,196,965 as 2,387,924 (the number of voting rights as of September 30, 2011) minus 190,959 (the number of non-voting right shares).

    Note:
    This announcement is based on the information filed by Harris, and the Company is not in the position of confirming the actual number of shares owned under Harris's name. Ranking among shareholders can not be confirmed, and the columns ** are left blank.

  4. Outlook going forward
    There will be no particular impact to the Company's performance as a result of this change.

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