Mitsui Chemicals

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. will split its Agrochemicals Division and Integrate it with Sankyo Agro Co., Ltd.

January 30, 2009

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.

Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (“MCI”) decided at a Board of Directors Meeting held on January 30, 2009, to split the current Agrochemicals Division and subsequently absorb it into Sankyo Agro Co., Ltd. (“Sankyo Agro”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of MCI. (The corporate name will be changed to “Mitsui Chemicals Agro, Inc.” on April 1, 2009.)
This transaction is a simplified “company split agreement” with Sankyo Agro, in which a wholly-owned subsidiary will become the successor company. Accordingly, some items are not disclosure and some details are omitted.

1. Purpose of Company Split

MCI acquired all shares of Sankyo Agro from Sankyo Corporation (currently Daiichi Sankyo Company Limited) on March 30, 2007 and merged it with MCI’s agrochemicals subsidiary with the aim of strengthening its agrochemicals formulation and distribution operations.

To optimize MCI’s agrochemical business performance, a core business of the company, and maximize operational synergy, MCI will split and subsequently integrate its Agrochemicals Division with Sankyo Agro.

2. Outline of Company Split

(1) Schedule of Company Split

Board of Directors Meeting for Resolution of the Company Split Agreement January 30, 2009 (Friday)
Execution of the Company Split Agreement January 30, 2009 (Friday)
Shareholders Meeting to Approve the Company Split Agreement Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (Splitting Company) The split will be executed without obtaining the approval of the Shareholders Meeting in accordance with the provisions of Article 784.3 of the Corporate Law of Japan.
Sankyo Agro Co., Ltd (Successor Company) The split will be executed without obtaining the approval of the Shareholders Meeting in accordance with the provision of Article 796.1 of the Corporate Law of Japan.
Tentative Date of Company Split
(Effective date)
April 1, 2009 (Wednesday)

(2) Method of Company Split

MCI will be the splitting company. Sankyo Agro will be the successor company.

(3) Decrease in Paid-in Capital due to Company Split

No change in the company’s Paid-in Capital will result from the split.

(4) Rights and Obligations Regarding Stock Subscription Rights and Bonds with Stock Subscription Rights of the Splitting Company

MCI does not issue stock subscription rights and bonds with stock subscription rights.

(5) Rights and Obligations to be Succeeded by the Successor Company

Sankyo Agro is expected to succeed from MCI those portions of the assets and liabilities with respect to MCI’s Agrochemicals Division. Employment agreement with MCI employees is not included.

(6) Prospects of Fulfillment of Obligations

MCI believes that there is no issue with the prospect for fulfilling obligations to be borne by MCI and Sankyo Agro after the company split.

3. Outline of the Parties Concerned in Company Split (As of December 31, 2008)

(1) Company Name Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
(Splitting Company)
Sankyo Agro Co., Ltd. (Successor Company)
(2) Business Manufacture, processing, sale of automotive & industrial materials, packaging & engineering materials, living & energy materials, information & electronics materials, fine & performance chemicals, agrochemicals, feedstocks, phenols, PTA & PET, and industrial chemicals, including other related businesses. ・R&D, manufacture, sales, import and export of agrochemicals and fertilizer
・Manufacture and sale of non-agricultural pesticides
・ Protection against insects and ants, and moisture prevention for building materials
・ Other businesses related to the above.
(3) Date of Establishment July 25, 1947 April 1, 2003
(4) Location of Head Office 5-2, Higashi-Shimbashi 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 5-2, Higashi-Shimbashi 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo
(5) Representative Officer Kenji Fujiyoshi (President & CEO) Ryuichi Kubota (President)
(6) Paid-in Capital 103,226 million yen 350 million yen
(7) Number of Shares Issued 792,020,076 6,181
(8) Net Assets 517,549 million yen (consolidated) 29,109 million yen (non-consolidated)*
(9) Total Assets 1,432,473 million yen (consolidated) 42,178 million yen(non-consolidated)*
(10) Fiscal Year-end March 31 March 31
(11) Major Shareholders and Shareholding Ratios The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust account) 6.15% MCI 100.00%
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust account) 5.01%
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd.
(Toray Industries Ind. Retirement Benefit Trust Account re-entrusted by Chuo Mitsui Asset Trust and Banking Company, Ltd.) 4.72%
( As of September 30, 2008)
*
Sankyo Agro owns two subsidiaries. The simple total of net assets and total assets are as follows (as of December 31, 2008):
Net Assets: 32,586 million yen, Total Assets: 47,535 million yen

4. Outline of the Business to be Split

(1) Principal business of the operations to be split

  • Agrochemicals (active ingredients and formulations)
  • Environment-protection chemical materials (repellent, preventive agents, veterinary medicine)

(2) Business results of the operations to be splitt

  Results of Agrochemicals Division (a) Performance of MCI for the year ended 31, 2008 (b)Ratio (a/b)
Sales 6,713 million yen 1,034,887 million yen0.65%

(3) Items and values of assets and liabilities to be split (As of September 30, 2008)

Assets Liabilities
Item   Item 
Current Assets2,748 million yenCurrent Liabilities0
Property, plant and equipment3,138 million yenLong-term Liabilities 
Investments and other non-current assets99 million yen  
Total Assets5,985 million yenTotal Liabilities613 million yen

5. Status of MCI Following Company Split

(1) Company Name Mitsui Chemicals, Inc.
(2) Businesses Manufacture, processing, sale of automotive & industrial materials, packaging & engineering materials, living & energy materials, information & electronics materials, polyurethanes, fine & performance chemicals, feedstocks, phenols, PTA & PET and industrial chemicals, including other related businesses.
(3) Location of Head Office 5-2, Higashi-Shimbashi 1-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo
(4) Representative Officer Kenji Fujiyoshi (President & CEO)
(5) Paid-in Capital 103,226 million yen
(6) Settlement of Accounts March 31
(7) Impacts on Business Performance Impact on consolidated business results and non-consolidated business results are negligible.

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