Tosoh Report 2019

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • How many shareholders does Tosoh have?

    32,057 (as of March 31, 2019) 
    29,464 (as of March 31, 2018) 

  • How many of Tosoh's shares are authorized/issued?

    Authorized: 900,000,000

    Issued:  325,080,956

    * Effective from October 1, 2017, Tosoh Corporation consolidated its common shares at the ratio of one share for two shares.

  • How much of Tosoh's stock is held by what kinds of investors?


  • Who are Tosoh's largest shareholders?

    (Data is as of March 31, 2019)

    Top 5 Shareholders Shares held
    (Thousands of shares)
    Percent of total
    The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust Account), 24,749 7.62
    Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust Account) 18,785 5.78
    Mizuho Bank, Ltd. 8,046 2.48
    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited 7,502 2.31
    State Street Bank and Trust Company (State Street Bank) 7,092 2.18
  • On which exchange is Tosoh's stock listed?

    Tosoh's stock is listed in the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange with the ticker symbol 4042.T

  • Who is Tosoh's transfer agent for shares?

    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Ltd. 2-8-4, Izumi
    Suginami-ku, Tokyo 168-0063

  • Tosoh's unique value creation process

    We raised the profitability of our business by implementing policies in line with our last medium-term business plan's principles of "Strengthen Commodities and Specialties Management", "Maintain/Strengthen the Financial Base" and "Promote Safety Reforms". 

    However, we believe that becoming a trusted company by our stakeholders helps us raise our corporate value aside from just being a profitable company. Our corporate philosophy of "Contributing to Society Through the Chemistry of Innovation" speaks to our group placing corporate social responsibility at the center of our business. Improving our technology to meet society's needs and offering society products and services with unprecedented value is, to us, the greatest social responsibility.

    For more details, please see our new medium-term business plan here.

    Our previous medium-term business plan for 2017 - 2019 can be downloaded here

  • Tosoh's board of directors makeup and governance reform

    Tosoh has a board of corporate auditors and a Board of Directors consisting of seven directors, two of which are independent external directors. In the past, we were advised by independent external directors regarding director appointment and compensation. As of our last general meeting of shareholders held at the end of June 2019, a Nomination and Compensation Advisory Committee was established so as to ensure further transparency and fairness. The committee consists of at least three members, including the president and the other independent external directors. The committee deliberates on the nomination of director candidates, the selection / dismissal of representative directors, compensation for directors and executive officers. The committee reports the results to the Board of Directors.

  • Number of consolidated Tosoh subsidiaries

    105 companies as of March 31, 2019

    46 overseas subsidiaries
    59 domestic subsidiaries

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