April 27, 2016

TOKYO, Japan, April 27, 2016 — Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced that it has resolved at the Meeting of Board of Directors held on April 27, 2016, the change in fiscal term, which is subject to approval of a partial amendment to the Articles of Incorporation at the 14th Ordinary General Shareholders' Meeting to be held in late June 2016.

1. Reason for the Change

As the Renesas Group further expands its business activities globally moving forward, the change is intended to simplify comparisons of business performance by synchronizing the fiscal term to match that of other international companies in the same field.

2. Details of Change of Fiscal Term

Current fiscal year-end:
March 31 of every year

Fiscal year-end after the change:
December 31 of every year

The 15th business period (the current fiscal year) in which the transition to the new accounting period is to take place, will comprise the financial results for the nine months from April 1, 2016, to December 31, 2016. The same change in the fiscal year-end will be applied to the consolidated subsidiaries of Renesas Group, with some exceptions.

3. Future Outlook

The Group plans to announce the forecast of consolidated results for the three months ending June 30, 2016 once it becomes available.

Forward-Looking Statements

The statements in this press release with respect to the plans, strategies and financial outlook of Renesas Electronics and its consolidated subsidiaries (collectively “we”) are forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties. We caution you in advance that actual results may differ materially from such forward-looking statements due to several important factors including, but not limited to, general economic conditions in our markets, which are primarily Japan, North America, Asia, and Europe; demand for, and competitive pricing pressure on, products and services in the marketplace; ability to continue to win acceptance of products and services in these highly competitive markets; and fluctuations in currency exchange rates, particularly between the yen and the U.S. dollar. Amongst other factors, downturn of the world economy; deteriorating financial conditions in world markets, or deterioration in domestic and overseas stock markets may cause actual results to differ from the projected results forecast.

About Renesas Electronics Corporation

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live. A global leader in microcontrollers, analog, power, and SoC products, Renesas provides comprehensive solutions for a broad range of automotive, industrial, infrastructure, and IoT applications that help shape a limitless future. Learn more at renesas.com. Follow us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

The content in the press release, including, but not limited to, product prices and specifications, is based on the information as of the date indicated on the document, but may be subject to change without prior notice.

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