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August 16, 2010

Regarding the Third Party Committee's Future Schedule

As a response to inappropriate trading conducted by Mercian Corporation (code number 2536; hereafter "Mercian"), Kirin Holdings Company, Limited's consolidated subsidiary, in its fishery feed business, Kirin Holdings has established a third party committee and is performing an investigaton and reassessment of the internal control status of its Group companies according to its June 11th announcement.

With regard to the results of these investigations, a report will be compiled by the third party committee established by Kirin Holdings that will include proposals regarding future governance practices throughout the Group based in part on the final report of a third party committee established by Mercian. These results are scheduled to be presented to Kirin Holdings' board of directors in November this year.