Biography of Ben I. Haraguchi

Mr. Haraguchi received his A.B. degree (with distinction) from Stanford University in 1964, an M.A. degree from the University of Hawaii (East West Center) in 1966, and a J.D. degree from Harvard Law School in 1969.

He is a partner at the Law Firm of Arent Fox Kintner Plotkin & Kahn, which he joined in 1993 from his previous Law Firm of Morrison & Foerster at which he was also a partner.

Mr. Haraguchi's corporate practice includes extensive experience in negotiating and documenting asset and stock acquisitions, mergers, joint ventures, technical assistance and licensing agreements, corporate reorganizations and divestitures, and financing of all kinds. He has represented firms in establishing manufacturing facilities throughout the United States, assisting in site selection and acquisition, state and local economic development assistance, construction and financing and has organized a number of seminars for Japanese companies with the New York State Department of Commerce and JETRO in Tokyo and New York City on investing in the United States.

His representation of international clients in joint ventures covers the fields of new materials, auto parts, steel products, machinery and machine tools, heavy industrial equipment, computers, software, smelting, refining, and mining. He has also been extensively involved in the work out of troubled joint ventures.

Mr. Haraguchi's real estate practice includes extensive experience in the acquisition, development, environmental clean-up and disposition of real estate of all kinds. He has been involved in a number of office building acquisitions, ski resort and golf course acquisitions and the organization and sale of golf club memberships and has advised clients with respect to the securities and tax aspects of such sales.

Mr. Haraguchi is a co-founder, officer and director of the Foundation for the Support of the United Nations and a member of the American Bar Association and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York.