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March 18, 2013

Notice of Decision regarding Implementation of Own-Share Repurchase
(Own-share repurchase pursuant to the Articles of Incorporation based on the provisions of
paragraph 2 of Article 165 of the Companies Act)

Based on the provisions of Article 156 of the Companies Act, applied pursuant to Article 165, Paragraph 3 of the Act, at its meeting held on March 18, 2013, the Board of Directors of Kirin Holdings Company, Limited passed a resolution on repurchase of own-shares.

1. Reason for repurchase

  • To further enhance returns to shareholders.

2. Transaction details

(1) Class of shares to be repurchased
Common shares
(2) Maximum of shares to be repurchased
(representing 5.20% of total shares outstanding (excluding treasury shares))
(3) Total cost of repurchase
Up to 50 billion yen
(4) Repurchase period
March 19, 2013 – December 30, 2013


Treasury shares held as of February 28, 2013

Total shares outstanding (excluding treasury shares)
Treasury shares held