Press Release Back Number(2005)

Former Chairman and now company honorary advisor Kohei Abe awarded Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany

April 26, 2005
Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc.

Chubu Electric Power former Chairman and now company honorary advisor Kohei Abe was today awarded the Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (Das Grosse Verdienstkreuz des Verdienstordens der Bundesrepublik Deutschland) by the Federal Republic of Germany.

The award is in recognition of his achievements in fostering friendship between Germany and Japan in a professional and personal capacity since his appointment as honorary German consul in Nagoya in July 1999.

Mr. Abe is the second person from Chubu Electric Power to receive the Commander's Cross of the Order of Merit, following the late Siichi Tanaka (then Chubu Electric Power Chairman and honorary German consul), who received the award in May 1986.