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Aug. 21, 2012

Takara Holdings Inc.


Notice Regarding the Completion of 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 it has completed an acquisition of treasury stock based on the provisions for Article 156 of the Companies Law described in Article 165 (3) of the same law.
          With this acquisition, all acquisitions of treasury stock that were approved at the Board of Directors' meeting held on July 27, 2012, have been completed.

1. Classification of stock acquired:   Common stock
2. Number of shares acquired:   2.8 million shares
3. Total cost of acquisition:   1,565,665,000 yen
4. Period of acquisition: August 2 to August 21, 2012
5. Method of acquisition: Open market purchase through the Tokyo Stock Exchange

(Reference) Acquisition details approved at the Board of Directors' meeting held on July 27, 2012
(1) Classification of stock to be acquired:   Common stock
(2) Number of shares to be acquired:   2.8 million shares (Upper limit)
       (1.36% of total number of shares issued and outstanding)
(3) Total cost of acquisition:   1.6 billion yen (Upper limit)
(4) Period of acquisition: August 2 to September 20, 2012