Tokyo, Japan, June 16, 2020 - This serves as notification that JSR Corporation (Representative Director, CEO: Eric Johnson, hereinafter referred to as “JSR”) participated in OPEN COVID-19 DECLARATION.

This Declaration declares that intellectual property rights held by the Company will not be exercised for a certain period of time in connection with the development, production, and other activities aimed at ending the spread of COVID-19 infections. This will reduce the time and cost involved in intellectual property rights research and licensing negotiations, and will enable the rapid development, manufacture, and distribution of medical devices and infection-prevention products.

Based on the corporate mission of “Materials Innovation”, JSR will unite its technologies and knowledge and will work together to deal with the threat of COVID-19 infections.