Nissan to Locate Supplier Park near Canton, Miss., Facility

CANTON, Miss.‹Gov. Phil Bryant and officials from Nissan announced today the
company will construct a Nissan Supplier Park near the company¹s Canton
vehicle assembly plant. The expansion will support 800 jobs, including 400
newly created supplier jobs and 400 hires Nissan has made since June 1 in
anticipation of the project.

The supplier park project represents a company investment of more than $50
million and is Nissan¹s first major supplier park located in North America.

Construction of a more than 1 million square-foot integrated logistics
center off Nissan Parkway and infrastructure improvements to an existing
supplier logistics center at the Canton plant will accommodate future
supplier operations.

³For a decade, Nissan has been a loyal corporate partner and has created
thousands of jobs for Mississippians,² Gov. Bryant said. ³The addition of
the new supplier park will bring more manufacturing-related jobs to
Mississippi and serves to strengthen our growing automotive sector. I am
grateful to Nissan for demonstrating to the world that ŒMississippi Works.¹
Great things are taking place in our state, and I wish Nissan many more
years of growth and success in Canton.²

³Today, we begin an exciting new chapter in Mississippi as we continue our
localization and investment efforts in the United States,² said Nissan Vice
President for Total Delivered Cost Dan Bednarzyk. ³Today¹s groundbreaking
supports our efforts to bring more Nissan cars and trucks to our plant in
Mississippi, and means more Mississippi jobs. Additionally, the supplier
park will help make us more globally competitive in our Canton Mississippi
plant.²

The Mississippi Development Authority provided assistance in support of the
integrated logistics center for site preparation and infrastructure. To
assist with the renovation of the supplier logistics center, MDA provided
assistance for building upgrades, modifications and worker training. Madison
County provided assistance for the project, as well.

³In the 10 years since it began operations, Nissan has become the
cornerstone for Mississippi¹s automotive industry and has created a model
for manufacturing in our state today,² said MDA Executive Director Brent
Christensen. ³It is a big part of our mission to assist great companies such
as Nissan as they grow and create job opportunities for Mississippi¹s
residents, and we thank our partners in Madison County who worked with us to
help make this project possible.²

Nissan employs more than 5,600 team members at its Canton plant. The company
first announced plans to construct the manufacturing plant in 2000, and it
began production in 2003. The facility has built more than 2.3 million
vehicles, with current production of the award-winning Altima, Sentra
compact sedan, Armada full-size SUV, Xterra mid-size SUV, Titan and Frontier
pickup trucks and NV full-size commercial cargo and passenger vans.

Nissan¹s crossover model, the Murano, will become the ninth vehicle produced
at the Canton plant beginning in 2014.