March 30, 2011
Tamron Co., Ltd.

Postponement of Sales Launch for Sony Mounts
18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD (Model B008)
SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di USD (Model A005)

March 30, 2011, Saitama, Japan - To all the persons who suffered damage from the Tohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake of March 11, 2011, Tamron Co., Ltd. (Morio Ono, President and CEO) would like to express its most sincere condolences and wishes for the earliest possible recovery.

The Company is grateful for the continued loyal patronage of its products. At the recent CP+2011 Camera and Photo Imaging Show, Tamron had announced the sales launch date for the two products listed below:

18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD (Model B008) for Sony mount
SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di USD (Model A005) for Sony mount

Tamron had been preparing for the scheduled launch of these products in March, but due to the effects of the Tohoku-Pacific Ocean Earthquake, we have experienced difficulty in securing our parts supply system and had to consider such issues as the disruption of distribution logistics. As a result, the launch date has been delayed.

To customers awaiting these products, retailers and other related partners, Tamron offers its profound apologies for any inconvenience experienced. The Company will provide information on the sales launch date as soon as the decision has been made.

NOTE: The Sony mount does not include the VC image stabilization functionality, as the body of Sony digital SLR cameras includes image stabilization functionality. Thus, the Sony mount product names are designated as 18-270mm F/3.5-6.3 Di II PZD and SP 70-300mm F/4-5.6 Di USD.