Press Release

Nippon Express de España obtains WDA and GDP certification for its Barcelona Airport warehouse

Nippon Express de España, SA (Javier Moré, President; hereinafter, "NX Spain"), a group company of Nippon Express Holdings, Inc. (Mitsuru Saito, President), has obtained Wholesale Distributor Authorization (WDA) and Good Distribution Practice (GDP) certification from the Catalan Department of Health effective January 24 for temporary storage, import/export customs clearance and air/ocean cargo forwarding operations for pharmaceutical products at its company-owned warehouse near Barcelona-El Prat International Airport.

Spain is one of Europe's leading manufacturing bases for generic drugs, and Catalonia (especially its capital Barcelona) is home to five major Spanish pharmaceutical manufacturers as well as the destination for notable forays made recently by Japanese life science companies.

NX Spain operates its own warehouse adjacent to Barcelona-El Prat International Airport that features a 72m2 temperature-controlled facility dedicated to pharmaceutical products and is capable of both refrigerated (2ºC-8ºC) and constant-temperature (15ºC-25ºC) storage. By combining temporary storage operations and import/export customs clearance, NX Spain will be able to provide international temperature-controlled transport services that meet the needs of its customers.

The NX Group will continue stepping up its initiatives in the pharmaceutical industry, identified as a priority industry in the Group's Business Plan, and globally enhancing and expanding its services to meet the increasingly sophisticated and diversified pharmaceutical transport needs of its customers.

[Name and address of branch]

Name Barcelona Branch, Nippon Express de España, SA
Address 36-38, ZAL PRAT 08820 El Prat de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain