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Company Split (Absorption-type Company Split) of the Company's Food & Speciality Products business

Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd. (the "Company") executed a contract on the absorption-type company split that is to transfer the Company's Food & Speciality Products business to Gokyo Trading Co., Ltd. ("Gokyo"), who is one of the Company's consolidated subsidiaries. Meanwhile, the principle of this company split matter was decided at the meeting of the Board of Directors held on November 27, 2009 and then announced publicly.

1. Purpose of the Company Split

The Company Split is implemented, whereby integrating the Company's R & D and marketing functions into Gokyo, a trading company, mainly handling foods and chemical products, aiming to be a completely new corporation that maximizes synergy effects for expanding the existing business functions in the field of foods and chemicals through the transaction where R & D and marketing functions will be integrated and strengthened up to a highly sophisticated and competitive level. The new company is intended to become a R & D oriented company who is able to create numerous new ideas and practical measures for launching differentiated products into the market based on its own originalities fostered through continued R & D activities and profound marketing/sales experiences. The new company will be operated under its business management strategies including prioritization for pursuing profit with value-added products.

2. Outline of the Company Split

  • (1) Schedule
    January 21, 2010 Approval of the Company Split Contract by the board of directors
    January 21, 2010 Execution of the Company Split Contract
    July 1, 2010 (planned) Date of the Company Split (the effective date)
    July 1, 2010 (planned) Date of registration of the Company Split

    Because this is a simple company split for the Company as provided for in Article 784, Paragraph 3 of the Companies Act of Japan and a summary-method company split for Gokyo as provided for in Article 796, Paragraph 1 of the same Act, neither company will convene a general meeting of the shareholders to obtain shareholders' approval of the Company Split.

  • (2) Company Split Method
    An absorption-type company split (a simple company split) in which the Company shall be the splitting company and Gokyo shall be the succeeding company.
  • (3) Share Allotments
    No share will be allotted when the Company Split takes place.
  • (4) Treatment of Share Options, etc.
    The Company has issued neither any share options nor bonds withshare options.
  • (5) Decrease in Capital, etc., Due to the Company Split
    There will be no decrease in capital, etc. of the Company due to the Company Split.
  • (6)Rights and Obligations to be Succeeded by the Succeeding Company
    Gokyo shall succeed to the assets, liabilities, status under contracts (except for employment contracts) related to the Food & Speciality Products business and all rights and obligations thereof to the extent specified by the Company Split Contract. As regards succession to the obligations, it will be carried out by an assumption of obligations without exempting the Company therefrom.
  • (7) Prospect for Fulfillment of Obligations
    The Company has concluded that there will be no problems regarding prospect for fulfillment of the obligations to be borne by the Company and the succeeding company after the Company Split.

3. Summary of the Company Involved in the Company Split (as of March 31, 2009)

(1) Name Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma
(Splitting Company)
Gokyo Trading
(Succeeding Company) *1
(2) Head office 6-8, Doshomachi 2-Chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka 2-7, Kawaramachi 2-Chome,Chuo-ku, Osaka *2
(3) Representative Masayo Tada, President and Chief Executive Officer Seiichi Yamamoto, President and Chief Executive Officer
(4) Business Manufacture, sale/purchase, and import/export of pharmaceuticals, veterinary products, food additives, industrial chemicals, and other chemical products, etc. Sale, export and import of food additives, chemical products and fine chemicals
(5) Capital 22,400 million yen 100 million yen
(6) Established May 1897 October 1947
(7) Outstanding Shares 397,900,154 shares 2,000,000 shares
(8) Fiscal Year-End March 31 March 31
(9) Number of Employees 4,787 (Consolidated) 86
(10) Major Clients MEDIPAL HOKDINGS CORPORATION, Alfresa Corporation Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd. Mitsui Chemicals, Inc
(11) Major Financing Banks Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation,
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation,
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
(12) Major Shareholders and
Shareholding Ratio
Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. 50.12%
Inabata& Co., Ltd. 6.86%
The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd.(Trust Account) 4.17%
Nippon Life Insurance Company 2.65%
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd (Trust account) 2.56%
Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd. 96.3%
*3

*1 The corporate name is scheduled to be changed to "DSP Gokyo Food & Chemical Co., Ltd" as of July 1, 2010.
*2 The location of the head office is scheduled to be changed to 5-51, Ebie 1-chome, Fukushima-ku, Osaka as of July 1, 2010.
*3 The shareholding ratio of Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co., Ltd. is 100% as of January 2010.

4. Operating Results for the Last Three (3) Years of the Company Involved in the Company Split

(Unit: million yen)

Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma (consolidated)
(Splitting Company)
Gokyo Trading
(Succeeding Company)
Fiscal
Years
Ended
March 31,
2007
March 31,
2008
March 31,
2009
March 31,
2007
March 31,
2008
March 31,
2009
Net
Assets
306,012 318,277 324,495 1,939 2,150 2,366
Total
Assets
382,535 399,790 391,294 9,430 9,233 8,996
Net
Assets per
Share
(yen)
767.52 800.63 816.49 969.94 1,075.32 1,183.20
Net sales 261,213 263,992 264,037 20,794 22,224 22,301
Operating
Profit
45,554 39,813 31,166 292 476 507
Recurring
Profit
43,181 37,657 31,395 286 467 518
Net Profit
of the
Current
Fiscal
Year
22,605 25,591 19,987 122 271 295
Net Profit
of the
Current
Fiscal
Year per
Share
(yen)
56.86 64.39 50.30 61.48 135.57 147.60
Dividends
per Share
(yen)
14.00 18.00 18.00 7.50 7.50 7.50

5. Summary of the Business Division to be Split Off

  • (1)Description of Business of the Division to be Split Off
    Manufacture, processing, sales, purchase, export and import of food additives, industrial chemicals and other chemical products
  • (2)Operating Results of the Division to be Split Off

(Unit: million yen)

March 31,2009
The Division to be
Split Off
(a)
March 31,2009
The Company
(unconsolidated basis)
(b)
Ratio (a/b)
Net sales 9,634 248,433 3.9%
  • (3)Items and Amounts of Assets and Liabilities to be Split Off (as of September 30, 2009)

(Unit: million yen)

AssetsLiabilities
ItemBook valueItemBook value
Current assets 6,041 Current liabilities
Fixed assets 701 Fixed liabilities 72
Total 6,742 Total 72

6. Status of the Company after the Company Split

  • (1) There will be no change to the company name, description of business, location of head office, representative, capital, and fiscal year.
  • (2) Outlook
    No major impact is expected on the Company's consolidated operating results.