This document has been translated for reference only from the original Japanese version. The Company gives no warranty with respect to its correctness.

Nov. 4, 2011

Takara Holdings Inc.


Notice Regarding the Acquisition of Treasury Stock
(Acquisition of treasury stock pursuant to the provisions of Article 165 (2), of the Companies Law)

Kyoto, Japan—Takara Holdings announced today that, based on the provisions for Article 156, of the Companies Law described in Article 165 (3), of the same law, the acquisition of treasury stock was approved at the Board of Directors' meeting held on November 4, 2011.

1. Reason for the acquisition of treasury stock

Treasury stock is to be acquired to promote the efficient use of capital and as a part of the Company's comprehensive shareholder returns policies.

2. Details of acquisition

(1) Classification of stock to be acquired:   Common stock
(2) Number of shares to be acquired:   2.2 million shares (Upper limit)
       (1.06% of total number of shares issued and outstanding)
(3) Total cost of acquisition:   1.1 billion yen (Upper limit)
(4) Period of acquisition:   November 10 to December 22, 2011

(Reference) Number of shares as of October 31, 2011
                      Issued and outstanding:   207,907,125
                      Treasury stock:   9,792,618