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  1. Questions about Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (the "Company")
  2. Questions about Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (the "Company") Questions about stock
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Questions about Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (the "Company")
1. When was the Company established?
S. Suzuki Pharmaceutical Co., the forerunner of Ajinomoto Co., Inc., was established in May 1907.
The company was renamed Ajinomoto Co., Inc. in February 1946.
2. When was the Company listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange?
Ajinomoto Co., Inc. was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in May 1949.
3. When is the Company's balance sheet date?
The balance sheet date of Ajinomoto Co., Inc. is March 31. The interim balance sheet date is September 30.
Questions about stock
1. What is the Company's Securities Identification Code?
2802.
2. What is the minimum trading unit?
100 shares. The minimum trading unit was changed from 1,000 shares to 100 shares as of Friday, April 1, 2016.
3. Is there a benefit program for shareholders?
Yes. We have changed the benefit program for shareholders from FY2015.
Shareholders who have owned more than 1,000 shares for more than 3 consecutive years listed in the register of shareholders as of March 31 in each year will be presented with Ajinomoto Group merchandises worth ¥6,000 of multiple choices.
Shareholders who have owned more than 1,000 shares (excluding aforesaid shareholders with more than 1,000 shares for more than 3 consecutive years) listed in the register of shareholders as of March 31 in each year are presented with an assortment of Ajinomoto Group merchandises worth ¥3,000.
The shareholders' benefit is scheduled to be shipped between mid to the end of October.
4. What are the dates for determining shareholders of record for distribution of dividends?
The dates for determining shareholders of record for distribution of dividends are March 31 for year-end dividends and September 30 for interim dividends.
5. Who do I contact regarding stock transfers or a change of address?
The shareholder registrar is Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation.
You can contact them at the following address:
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
Corporate Agency Department
7-10-11, Higashi-suna, Koto-ku, Tokyo 137-8081, Japan
0120-232-711 (toll-free number in Japan only 9:00-17:00 except Saturday, Sunday, and National Holiday)
Questions about financial information and business results
1. What materials are available regarding the Company's business results?
Ajinomoto Group's most recent business results and Integrated Report(Financial Report)can be viewed on the Ajinomoto Group web site.
2. Where can I find a historical summary of the Company's performance?
Please refer to the financial information for the years ended March 31, 2007 through March 31, 2016 featured in the Investors' Guide, as well as the ten-year summary of selected financial data and statement of Integrated Report 2016 (starting on page 56).
3. Where can I find financial indicators such as return on equity (ROE), shareholders' equity ratio and net assets per share?
Please refer to the financial information for the years ended March 31, 2007 thourgh March 31, 2016 featured on pages 2-3 of the Investors' Guide, as well as the ten-year summary of selected financial data and statement of Integrated Report 2016 (starting on page 56).
Other questions
1. Where can I find information on management policies and future strategies?
Please refer to pages 18-46 of Integrated Report 2016.
2. Are there individual web sites for Ajinomoto Co., Inc.'s consolidated subsidiaries?
Please click here for links to the web sites of major consolidated subsidiaries.
3. Where can I find out about investor relations meetings and other events?
Information about IR meetings is listed under "Analysts' Meeting" "Medium-Term Management Plan"
4. How can I get a copy of Ajinomoto Co., Inc.'s most recent Integrated Report(Financial Report) ?
You can view or download a copy of recent Integrated Report(Financial Report) in PDF format from the Ajinomoto Group website. If you would like to receive a copy by mail, please send your name and address to investor_relations@ajinomoto.com.