Tosoh Acquires Additional Shares in Mabuhay Vinyl Corporation

Tokyo, Japan— Tosoh Corporation (Tosoh) has purchased further shares of and made Philippines-based chlor-alkali manufacturer Mabuhay Vinyl Corporation (Mabuhay) a subsidiary. This is in line with Tosoh’s efforts to strengthen its core vinyl isocyanate chain.

Mabuhay has built a strong position as the only electrolytic chlor-alkali producer in the Philippines market, where chlor-alkali sales are expected to see stable growth. In making Mabuhay a subsidiary, Tosoh signals the importance of this overseas operation to its vinyl isocyanate chain. Tosoh’s aim is for Mabuhay to more aggressively develop its business, and toward this purpose Tosoh will more fully integrate the new subsidiary’s management system with its own.

Share Acquisition Results
Acquisition method Tender offer bid
Investment ratio 87.97% (up from previously 39.92%)
Acquisition amount Approx. JPY 1.5 billion
 
About Mabuhay
Company Name Mabuhay Vinyl Coporation
Location 3rd Floor, Philamlife Salcedo Bldg., 126 L.P. Leviste St., Salcedo Village, Makati City, 1227 The Philippines
Business Chlor-alkali (caustic soda, chlorine, hydrochloric acid, sodium hypochlorite) manufacturing and sale


TOSOH CORPORATION

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Tosoh Corporation is the parent of the Tosoh Group, which comprises over 100 companies worldwide and a multiethnic workforce of over 11,000 people and generated net sales of ¥809.7 billion (US$6.7 billion at the year-end rate of ¥120.17 to the US dollar) in fiscal 2015, ended March 31, 2015.

WHAT WE DO

Tosoh is one of the largest chlor-alkali manufacturers in Asia. The company supplies the plastic resins and an array of the basic chemicals that support modern life. Tosoh’s petrochemical operations supply ethylene, polyethylene, and functional polymers, while its advanced materials business serves the global semiconductor, display, and solar industries. Tosoh has also pioneered sophisticated bioscience systems that are used for the monitoring of life-threatening diseases. In addition, Tosoh demonstrates its commitment to a sustainable future in part by manufacturing a variety of eco-products.

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