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July 5, 2013

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ORIX Corporation, Corporate Planning Department
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Construction to Start on Mega-Solar Project at Tokachi Speedway
- 21.0 MW Maximum Output for Sarabetsu, Kasai, Hokkaido -

TOKYO, Japan — July 5, 2013 — ORIX Corporation (TSE: 8591; NYSE: IX), a leading integrated financial services group, announced today that it will begin constructing a large-scale solar power plant (mega-solar) with a maximum output of 21.0 MW (21,027 kW) on idle land it will lease inside the Tokachi Speedway circuit operated by MSF Co., Ltd. in Sarabetsu, Kasai, Hokkaido. The village of Sarabetsu boasts one of the highest levels of sunlight in Japan. The project will be promoted with the cooperation of the regional community.

Project Overview

Power plant name: Sarabetsu-Tokachi Mega-Solar Speedway Power Plant
Location: 477-9 Kouwa, Sarabetsu, Kasai, Hokkaido
Power generation capacity
 (module capacity)
21,027 kW (planned)
Installation area Approx. 403,000 m2
Number of installed panels 131,420 (planned)
Projected annual power generation
(First fiscal year)
23,885,000 kWh (planned)
Equivalent to the annual power consumption of approximately 6,635 households*
Start of construction July 2013 (planned)
Start of operations December 2014 (planned)
(*) 1 Calculation based on consumption of 3,600 kWh a year per household
Source: Electricity Statistics Information, The Federation of Electric Power Companies of Japan


Artistic Rendering of Project on Completion

ORIX is developing wide-ranging energy-related businesses. Its power generation business uses renewable energy such as solar power, geothermal energy and woodchip biomass. Other businesses include a solar power generation systems sales business, an electric power trading business, energy-conservation service businesses such as ESCO (Energy Service Company), a bulk electric power purchasing business for condominiums, and a storage battery rental service business. Going forward, ORIX will continue to actively develop renewable energy and other energy-related businesses, as well as aim to provide new added value to customers.

About ORIX
ORIX Corporation (TSE: 8591; NYSE: IX) is an integrated financial services group based in Tokyo, Japan, providing innovative value-added products and services to both corporate and retail customers. With operations in 34 countries and regions outside of Japan, ORIX's activities include corporate financial services, such as leases and loans, as well as automobile operations, rental operations, real estate, life insurance, banking and loan servicing. For more details, please visit our website:  http://www.orix.co.jp/grp/en/

These documents may contain forward-looking statements about expected future events and financial results that involve risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on our current expectations and are subject to uncertainties and risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, those described under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s annual report on Form 20-F filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and under “4. Risk Factors” of the “Summary of Consolidated Financial Results” of the “Consolidated Financial Results April 1, 2012– March 31, 2013.”

 

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