Notice on the Purchase of Fractional Shares of Less than One Share

Tokyo, Japan—Tosoh Corporation’s Board of Directors decided on October 31, 2017, that the company would purchase fractional shares of less than one share at the closing price for Tosoh common stock on October 31, 2017. This action accords with Article 235 (2) and Article 234 (4) and (5) of the Japan Companies Act regarding the handling of fractional shares of less than one share resulting from a consolidation of shares.

Effective October 1, 2017, Tosoh Corporation consolidated shares of its common stock at a ratio of two to one as agreed at the company’s 118th ordinary general meeting of shareholders on June 28, 2017. That consolidation resulted in fractional shares of less than one share.


(1) Type of stock to be purchased:
Common stock 
(2) Total number of shares to be purchased: 1,541 shares
(3) Date of purchase: October 31, 2017
(4) Total payout in exchange for the shares: Product of 1,541 shares multiplied by the closing price for Tosoh common stock on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on October 31, 2017.



Tosoh is the parent of the Tosoh Group, which comprises over 100 companies worldwide and a multiethnic workforce of over 12,000 people and generated net sales of ¥743.0  billion (US$6.9 billion at the average rate of ¥108.35 to the US dollar) in fiscal 2017, ended March 31, 2017.


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.

Stock Exchange Ticker Symbol: 4042


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For more information, please contact


Jeff Markley
International Corporate Development
Tosoh Corporation
Tel: +81 3 5427 5118
Fax: +81 3 5427 5198