TOKYO, Apr 16, 2021 – (JCN Newswire) – As stated in “Notice of Execution of Basic Agreement regarding Tender Offer over Subsidiary” as of March 4, 2021, Showa Denko K.K. (hereinafter referred to as the “Company”) entered into a basic agreement setting forth among others, the application for 3,160,306 shares (hereinafter referred to as the “Applied Shares”) of SHOKO CO., LTD. (Code number 8090, listed on the First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange; hereinafter referred to as “SHOKO”), the Company’s consolidated subsidiary, among the shares of SHOKO owned by the Company, in a tender offer (hereinafter referred to as the “Tender Offer”) for the common shares issued by SHOKO (hereinafter referred to as the “SHOKO Shares”) with the Tender Offer being made by SKT Holdings Ltd., (hereinafter referred to as “SKTHD”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of iSigma Business Advancement Fund III Investment LLP managed and operated by iSigma Capital Corporation (hereinafter referred to as “iSigma Capital”).

Thereafter, the Company had applied the Applied Shares for the Tender Offer in accordance with the basic agreement above and the Tender Offer successfully ended on April 15, 2021.

The Company hereby announces that, as a result of the Tender Offer, the Company will transfer the Applied Shares (3,160,306 SHOKO Shares) to SKTHD.

1. Number of shares transferred, transfer price, status of owned shares prior to and after the transfer

(1) Number of shares owned prior to the transfer: 4,790,153 shares

(Number of voting rights: 47,901)

(Ratio of voting rights owned: 44.00%*)

(2) Number of shares to be transferred: 3,160,306 shares

(Number of voting rights: 31,603)

(3) Transfer price: 2,515,603,576 Yen (796 Yen per share)

(4) Number of shares owned after the transfer: 1,629,847 shares

(Number of voting rights: 16,298)

(Ratio of voting rights owned: 14.97%*)

*The ratio of voting rights owned sets forth the ratio compared to the number of voting rights (108,857) as of December 31, 2020, as published in the Annual Securities Report for the 101st Term submitted by SHOKO on March 30, 2021.

2. Overview of Subsidiary to be Changed

(1) Name: Shoko Co., Ltd.

(2) Address: 4-1, Shiba Koen 2-Chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo

(3) Title and name of representative: Representative Director & President Junichi Inaizumi

(4) Business description: Sale of chemicals, resins, metals and other industrial materials

(5) Capital amount: 8,021 million yen (as of December 31, 2020)

(6) Date of incorporation: May 28, 1947

(7) Major shareholders and shareholding ratio*

– Showa Denko K.K. 43.79%

– The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust Account) 3.49%

– Custody Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust Account) 1.67%

– Shoko Co., Ltd. Employees Shareholding Association 1.38%

– Custody Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust Account 5) 0.99%

– Sompo Japan Insurance Inc. 0.93%

– Mizuho Bank, Ltd. 0.86%

– Takako Nakama 0.84%

– Custody Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust Account 6) 0.82%

– Custody Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust Account 1) 0.78%

(8) Relationship between the Company and this Company

– Capital relationship: The Company holds 43.79%** of the shares outstanding (excluding treasury shares) of SHOKO.

– Personnel relationship: The Company’s employees are seconded to SHOKO.

– Business relationship: The Company currently provides a loan to SHOKO. Furthermore, the Company and SHOKO are involved in the sale and purchase of chemicals, light metal and ceramic materials.

– Status as related party: SHOKO is a consolidated subsidiary of the Company, and therefore, SHOKO is regarded as a related party of the Company.

(9) Consolidated results of operations and financial position of the Target

– Fiscal year / Ended December 2018 / Ended December 2019 / Ended December 2020

– Net assets (million yen) 8,878 / 10,842 / 13,433

– Total assets (million yen) 60,979 / 58,141 / 56,113

– Net assets per share (yen) 789.04 / 965.34 / 1,198.74

– Revenue (million yen) 130,502 / 119,960 / 100,726

– Operating profit (million yen) 1,882 / 2,149 / 1,297

– Ordinary profit (million yen) 2,060 / 2,484 / 1,625

– Net profit attributable to the shareholders of the parent (million yen) 1,527 / 1,814 / 2,585

– Net profit per share (yen) 139.59 / 165.85 / 236.38

– Dividend per share (yen) 0.00 / 0.00 / 0.00

* The shareholding ratio is based on the shares outstanding (excluding treasury shares) as of December 31, 2020, as stated in the Annual Securities Report for the 101st Term submitted by SHOKO on March 30, 2021.

** The shareholding ratio is based on the net shares outstanding (10,938,470 shares), whereby the treasury shares held by SHOKO (332,998 shares) have been subtracted from the total shares outstanding (11,271,468 shares) as of December 31, 2020, as stated in the Annual Securities Report for the 101st Term submitted by SHOKO on March 30, 2021. Please note that the ratio has been rounded off to two decimal places.

3. Outline of SKT Holdings Ltd.

(1) Name: SKT Holdings Ltd.,

(2) Address: 5-1, Otemachi 1-Chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo

(3) Title and name of representative: CEO and Representative Director Akihiko Watanabe

(4) Business descriptions:

1. Acquisition, holding, administration and disposition of shares

2. Providing services ancillary to the above

(5) Capital: 10,000 yen

(6) Date of incorporation: October 16, 2020

(7) Major shareholders and shareholding ratio:

iSigma Business Advancement Fund III Investment LLP 100%

(8) Relationship between the Company and this company

– Capital relationship N/A

– Personnel relationship N/A

– Business relationship N/A

– Status as related parties N/A

4. Date of Change

April 22, 2021 (Commencement Date of Settlement for the Tender Offer)

5. Future outlook

As a result of successful completion of the Tender Offer, SHOKO will no longer be a consolidated subsidiary of the Company.

While the effect on the Company’s results for this term is expected to be minor, an announcement will be made promptly in the case that it becomes clear going forward that there will be a material effect.

Full release can be viewed at www.sdk.co.jp/assets/files/english/news/2021/20210416_sdknewsrelease_e.pdf

About Showa Denko K.K.

Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE: 4004, ADR: SHWDY) is a major manufacturer of chemical products serving heavy industry to computers and electronics. Our Petrochemicals segment provides cracker products such as ethylene and propylene; Chemicals provides high-performance gases and chemicals to semicon and other industries; Inorganics provides ceramic products: alumina, abrasives, refractory/graphite electrodes and fine carbons. Aluminum provides aluminum materials and high-value-added fabricated aluminum; Electronics provides HD media, compound semiconductors such as ultra high-bright LEDs and rare earth magnetic alloys; Advanced Battery Materials (ABM) provides lithium-ion battery components. Please visit us at www.sdk.co.jp/english/.

Media contact:

Showa Denko K.K., CSR & Corporate Communication Office, Tel: +81-3-5470-3235


Topic: Press release summary


Source: Showa Denko K.K.


Sectors: Chemicals


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