The original disclosure in Japanese was released on May. 8, 2014 at 16:00 (GMT+9).
This document has been translated for reference only from the original Japanese version. The Company gives no warranty with respect to its correctness.

May. 8, 2014

Takara Holdings Inc.


Notice Regarding Change of Share Trading Unit Size and
Amendment of the Articles of Incorporation

Kyoto, Japan—Takara Holdings recently announced that, on May 8, 2014, the Board of Directors of the Company resolved to change the share trading unit size and to amend the articles of incorporation.

1. Change of share trading unit size

(1) Purpose of the change
  The Company has decided to lower the number of shares constituting one unit of shares, in light of the goal of unifying the number of trading units of common stock at 100 shares, which was set forth in the Action Plan for the Consolidation of Trading Units announced by Japanese stock exchanges, and to enhance the liquidity of its shares and expand investment opportunities for investors, including individual investors.

(2) Details of the change
  The share trading unit size will be changed from 1,000 shares to 100 shares.

(3) Prospective effective date of the change
  July 1, 2014

Supplementary information
  The share trading unit size on the Tokyo Stock Exchange will also be changed to 100 shares effective July 1,2014.

2. Amendment to the articles of incorporation

(1) Purpose of the amendment
  Due to the change in the share trading unit size described above.

(2) Details of the change
  Please refer to the attached PDF File.