STRATEGIC PARTNER OF PLASTICS

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About Company

Q1. When was your company established?
A1. Our company was established as Nihon-Jushi Co., Ltd. on March, 1952.
Q2. What is your management philosophy?
A2. 
The corporate group centered on Pla Matels Corporation, a trading company specializing in synthetic resins, has adopted the following four principles as its management philosophy:
  1. To fulfill the role of arranging optimal matches between manufacturers and users in the synthetic resins market.
  2. To think from the customer's standpoint and serve as a strategic partner in the business of synthetic resins.
  3. To emphasize collaboration with people in the organizations we deal with in recognition of the principle that "business is by and for people."
  4. To behave as a good corporate citizen by contributing to society through consideration of the global environment and local communities as well as earning profits.
Q3. What is the origin of your company name Pla Matels?
A3. Pla Matels, our company name, is derived from the words "plastic" and "materials".
Q4. What does your corporate logo symbolize?
A4. Our corporate logo, which consists of three mathematical integral symbols aligned vertically, symbolizes our intent to pursue an integrated management strategy.
Q5. Please give us a summary of your president's business career.
A5.  

PLA MATELS CORPORATION
Masahiro Inoue, President and CEO

Apr. 1976: Joins Nichimen Jitsugyo Corporation (currently Sojitz Corporation)
Apr. 2003: Appointed Synthetic Resin Department Manager
Jan. 2004: Appointed Pla-Net Corporation (currently Sojitz Pla-Net Corporation)

Executive officer and Packing Materials Department Director
Apr. 2007: Appointed Sojitz Taiwan Corporation Chairman & President
Jun. 2010: Appointed Pla Matels Corporation President and CEO
Q6. Tell us about your future development plans.
A6. While plastic material manufacturers are busy merging and forming alliances to weather fierce global competition, the number of trading companies in Japan dealing in plastics still exceeds 1,200.
We believe these trading companies will also have to consolidate going forward, and we aim to actively merge, acquire, and form alliances with capable companies in the industry.
Q7. What is your M&A policy?
A7. As we mentioned in our discussion of future development plans, we intend to actively pursue mergers and alliances with other trading companies that deal in plastics.
Q8. Tell us about some of your environmental efforts.
A8. As a trading house specializing in plastic products, we actively promote the recycling of plastics (for use as a substitute material for wood materials, etc.), have taken an equity stake in a PVC recycler as part of our eco-strategy, and acquired ISO14001 certification in February 2003.
Q9. Who is your auditing firm?
A9. KPMG AZSA & Co.
Q10. When do you close your books each fiscal year?
A10. We close our books each fiscal year at the end of March.

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Q11. What are your expansion plans?
A11. We plan to expand our business through M&A activity and overseas expansion. We have no plans to enter businesses outside our current domain, but we do intend to actively merge with and acquire companies in the same plastics field, and improve earnings at the merged company through rationalization.
Q12. What market are you listed on?
A12. We are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (JASDAQ Standard) market.
Q13. How can I get information on past fiscal year results?
A13. 
Please contact our IR office for fiscal results information.

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Q14. What is your security code?
A14. Our security code is 2714.
Q15. When did you list on the stock market?
A15. We listed on October 11, 2001.
Q16. What is the minimum trading unit for your stock?
A16. The minimum trading unit is 100 shares.
Q17. Who are your underwriting brokerages?
A17. Our lead underwriting brokerage is Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co., Ltd. Other underwriting brokerages are Daiwa Securities Capital Markets Co.Ltd. , Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd. , and SBI SECURITIES Co.,Ltd.
Q18. What is the method of public notice?
A18. The method of public notice of the company is to electronic publication through our HOMEPAGE. However the accident if it cannot make electronic notices and other unavoidable reason, We publish through the newspaper issued by NIKKEI INC.
Q19. What is your basic policy regarding investor relations?
A19. We aim to provide timely disclosure to investors through our corporate website results briefing. We are anxious to receive feedback, so by all means send your opinions and requests through the contact e-mail provided in this website.
Q20. Do you have an IR office?
A20. Yes, the details of our IR office are as follows:
Q21. Who can I contact for more information about various stock-related procedures?
A21. Please contact Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, which handles share ownership transfers for our company, for such information.

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