FAQ

About Corporate Profile & Chronology

Q. When was Toyo Ink established ?

Toyo Ink was established as a stock company to manufacture and sell printing ink on January 15, 1907 when a private shop called “Kobayashi & Co.”, which was managed by Kamataro Kobayashi, the founder of Toyo Ink, was transformed into a stock company with capital of 300,000 yen and 6,000 shares outstanding.

Company: History: Chronology

Q. When were Toyo Ink's shares listed ?

Toyo Ink's shares were listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in October 1961, and subsequently listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange on August 1, 1967.

Company: History: Chronology

Q. What is Toyo Ink's capital ?

Toyo Ink's capital is 31,733,496,860 yen (as of December 31, 2017).

Company: Profile

Q. How many consolidated subsidiaries and affiliates does Toyo Ink have ?

Toyo Ink Group has 67 consolidated subsidiaries and 10 affiliated companies accounted for by the equity-method in Japan and 22 foreign countries. (as of December 31 , 2017)

Company: Locations

Q. Does Toyo Ink have any outside directors or outside auditors ?

Toyo Ink has four individual directors, Naoki Adashi, Kimito Amari, Keiko Kimura, and Kunizo Sakai (who were appointed in June 2008, June 2015, June 2016 and March 2018 respectively).
The above four individual directors offer frank opinions and suggestions about the management of Toyo Ink, independently and based on their experiences. These opinions and suggestions have been reflected in the management of Toyo Ink.
The Company also has three individual auditors, Mitsuru Ohminato, Jusuke Ikegami, and Hidetaka Kakiya (who were appointed in June 2015, June 2015, and March 2018 respectively).

Company: Leadership

Q. What types of businesses does Toyo Ink operate ?

Toyo Ink operates in four business segments: Colorants & Functional Materials; Polymers & Coatings; Packaging Materials; Printing & Information. Each segment manufactures and markets its own products.

Products

Q. What CSR initiatives is Toyo Ink pursuing ?

Please refer to the CSR Reports published annually for details of our CSR initiatives.

CSR

About Stocks & Procedure of Trading

Q. What is Toyo Ink's stock code ?

Toyo Ink's stock code is 4634.

Q. What is the minimum number of shares permitted per trade ?

The minimum number of shares permitted per trade is 100 shares.

Q. Can I sell fractional shares ?

Fractional shares (shares of less than 100 shares) may not be traded on a stock exchange.
Shareholders who hold fractional shares may request their securities brokers to purchase them.
Shareholders should contact their securities brokers about sales procedures, which vary depending on how the shareholders came to hold fractional shares.

[Inquiries]
* Shareholders who hold their shares in a transfer account at a securities broker:

Please contact your securities broker.

* Shareholders whose shares are recorded in the special account:
Please contact:
Stock Transfer Agency Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited
8-4, Izumi 2-chome, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 168-0063 JAPAN
Telephone number: 0120-782-031 (toll free)

Q. Can I purchase fractional shares to make up one share unit ?

Shareholders who have fractional shares can purchase additional shares through their securities brokers sufficient to make one share unit (100 shares).
Shareholders are requested to contact their securities brokers about purchasing procedures, which vary depending on how the shareholders came to hold fractional shares.

[Inquiries]
* Shareholders who keep their shares in a transfer account at a securities broker:

Please contact your securities broker.

* Shareholders whose shares are recorded in the special account:
Please contact:Stock Transfer Agency Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited
Stock Transfer Agency Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited
8-4, Izumi 2-chome, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 168-0063 JAPAN
Telephone number: 0120-782-031 (toll free)

Q. Who should I contact about administrative matters, including a change of address, a change of name, and inheritance procedures ?

Following the dematerialization of share certificates, the following procedures, including a change of shareholders' addresses, are in principle managed by your securities broker or the account managers where you hold your account.

  • Change of address
  • Change of name
  • Inheritance of shares
  • Designating or changing the account for dividend payments

The Sumitomo Mitsui Trust and Banking, the account manager for the special account, handles the administrative procedures of shareholders whose shares are recorded in the special account.

[Inquiries]
* Shareholders who keep their shares in a transfer account at a securities broker:

Please contact your securities broker.

* Shareholders whose shares are recorded in the special account:
Stock Transfer Agency Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited
8-4, Izumi 2-chome, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 168-0063 JAPAN
Telephone number: 0120-782-031 (toll free)

Q. How can I transfer shares recorded in the special account to an account at a securities company ?

The Sumitomo Mitsui Trust and Banking, the account manager of the special account, handles administrative procedures for the transfer of shares that are recorded in the special account.

[Inquiries]
Stock Transfer Agency Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited

8-4, Izumi 2-chome, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 168-0063 JAPAN
Telephone number: 0120-782-031 (toll free)

Q. When is the record date for dividend payments ?

The record date for year-end dividend payments is December 31 every year, and that for interim dividend payments is June 30 every year.

Q. What is the schedule for ordinary shareholders' meetings ?

In the first half of March every year:
Toyo Ink sends a “Notice of Ordinary Shareholders' Meeting” to shareholders who have voting rights.

In the second half of March every year:
Toyo Ink holds an ordinary shareholders' meeting.

After the ordinary shareholders' meeting:
Toyo Ink sends a “Notice of Results and Resolutions of the Ordinary Shareholders' Meeting,” and full-year and interim business reports, “To Shareholders (Full-Year/Interim Business Report),” to all shareholders.

Q. How can I exercise voting rights at an ordinary shareholders' meeting ?

Toyo Ink sends a form for exercising voting rights at its ordinary shareholders' meeting to shareholders who are registered on the final shareholders' register on December 31 every year, and who hold at least one trading unit (100 shares).
You can exercise voting rights by directly marking your ballot form when attending a meeting of Toyo Ink's ordinary shareholders held in the second half of March. If you cannot attend the meeting on the day, you can alternatively exercise your voting rights by sending the form by mail, making sure to indicate your vote for or against the agenda.

Q. Does Toyo Ink offer any shareholder special benefit plans ?

At this time, Toyo Ink does not offer any shareholder special benefit plans.

About Business Results & Financial Information

Q. When is Toyo Ink's settlement date ?

Toyo Ink's settlement date is December 31 every year.

Q. When does Toyo Ink announce its earnings ?

We schedule announcements of its first quarter financial results, second quarter financial results, third quarter financial results, and full-year financial results for the first half of May, the first half of August, the first half of November, and mid-February, respectively.

Q. How can I obtain information about Toyo Ink's latest earnings ?

You can find our latest earnings in the «Financial Highlights» of «Investors», and in the «IR Archives: Financial Statements» on our website.

Q. How can I obtain copies of Toyo Ink's financial statements ?

We issue its financial statements and quarterly business reports only in Japanese. You can download the financial statements in Japanese from «IR Archives: Financial Statements» of «Investors» on our Japanese website.

Q. How can I obtain reports for shareholders ?

Toyo Ink issues its reports for shareholders, “To Shareholders (Full-Year/Interim Business Report)” only in Japanese. You can download the reports for shareholders in Japanese from «IR Archives: To shareholders (Full-year/Interim Business Report)» of «Investors» on our Japanese website.

Q. How can I obtain annual reports ?

We do not currently publish annual reports. You can download annual reports in English for fiscal years 2001 through 2003 from «IR Archives: Other Documents» of «Investors» on our website.
Meanwhile, you can download Fact Books (Japanese/English) that present information that is similar to that provided in the annual reports from «IR Archives: Fact Books».