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Numbers of issued shares and shareholders(as of December 31, 2021)

Total number of authorized shares
5,000,000,000
Total number of issued shares
2,370,512,215
Number of shareholders
14,564
  • NPHD issued new shares through a third-party allotment to Nipsea International Limited and Fraser (HK) Limited on January 25, 2021. As a result, the total number of issued shares of NPHD increased by 148,700,000 to 474,102,443.
  • Based on a resolution made at the Board of Directors meeting held on February 10, 2021, each share of common stock owned by shareholders listed or recorded in the final register of shareholders as of the record date of March 31, 2021, was split into five shares with effect from April 1, 2021. As a result, the total number of issued shares following the abovementioned issuance of new shares through a third-party allotment (474,102,443) increased by 1,896,409,772 to 2,370,512,215.
  • Following the abovementioned stock split, pursuant to Article 184, Paragraph 2 of the Companies Act, on April 1, 2021, NPHD amended the total number of authorized shares prescribed in Article 6 of its Articles of Incorporation from 1,000,000,000 to 5,000,000,000.
  • All shares are common stock and no class shares are issued.
  • The Company has introduced a unit share system based on the provisions of the Companies Act, and shareholders have one voting right per unit (100 shares).

Distribution by Shareholder Type (number of shares held)

Financial institutions 19.75%(467,932,595), Financial instruments business operators 0.49%(11,513,393), Other Japanese corporations 3.26%(77,367,715), Foreign investors 72.68%(1,722,869,689), Individuals and other investors 2.89%(68,567,786), Treasury stock 0.94%(22,261,037).Financial institutions 19.75%(467,932,595), Financial instruments business operators 0.49%(11,513,393), Other Japanese corporations 3.26%(77,367,715), Foreign investors 72.68%(1,722,869,689), Individuals and other investors 2.89%(68,567,786), Treasury stock 0.94%(22,261,037).

Shareholder Numbers by Year (historical data)(as of December 31, 2021)

FY2016 10,631 Shareholders, FY2017 10,641 Shareholders, FY2018 8,842 Shareholders, FY2019 9,752 Shareholders, FY2020 7,885 Shareholders, As of June 30, 2021 12,588 Shareholders, As of December 31, 2021 14,564 ShareholdersFY2016 10,631 Shareholders, FY2017 10,641 Shareholders, FY2018 8,842 Shareholders, FY2019 9,752 Shareholders, FY2020 7,885 Shareholders, As of June 30, 2021 12,588 Shareholders, As of December 31, 2021 14,564 Shareholders

Breakdown by Investor Type (historical data)(as of December 31, 2021)

FY2016, Financial institutions 29.45%, Financial instruments business operators 0.51%, Other Japanese corporations 5.90%, Foreign investors 56.82%, Individuals and other investors 5.87%, Treasury stock 1.44%. FY2017, Financial institutions 28.27%, Financial instruments business operators 1.09%, Other Japanese corporations 5.69%, Foreign investors 57.99%, Individuals and other investors 5.52%, Treasury stock 1.44%. FY2018, Financial institutions 28.10%, Financial instruments business operators 0.97%, Other Japanese corporations 5.88%, Foreign investors 58.57%, Individuals and other investors 5.03%, Treasury stock 1.44%. FY2019, Financial institutions 29.50%, Financial instruments business operators 0.17%, Other Japanese corporations 5.34%, Foreign investors 58.75%, Individuals and other investors 4.82%, Treasury stock 1.42%. FY2020, Financial institutions 30.01%, Financial instruments business operators 0.84%, Other Japanese corporations 5.02%, Foreign investors 58.65%, Individuals and other investors 4.08%, Treasury stock 1.39%. As of June 30, 2021, Financial institutions 20.58%, Financial instruments business operators 0.54%, Other Japanese corporations 3.40%, Foreign investors 71.66%, Individuals and other investors 2.88%, Treasury stock 0.94%. As of December 31, 2021, Financial institutions 19.75%, Financial instruments business operators 0.49%, Other Japanese corporations 3.26%, Foreign investors 72.68%, Individuals and other investors 2.89%, Treasury stock 0.94%.FY2016, Financial institutions 29.45%, Financial instruments business operators 0.51%, Other Japanese corporations 5.90%, Foreign investors 56.82%, Individuals and other investors 5.87%, Treasury stock 1.44%. FY2017, Financial institutions 28.27%, Financial instruments business operators 1.09%, Other Japanese corporations 5.69%, Foreign investors 57.99%, Individuals and other investors 5.52%, Treasury stock 1.44%. FY2018, Financial institutions 28.10%, Financial instruments business operators 0.97%, Other Japanese corporations 5.88%, Foreign investors 58.57%, Individuals and other investors 5.03%, Treasury stock 1.44%. FY2019, Financial institutions 29.50%, Financial instruments business operators 0.17%, Other Japanese corporations 5.34%, Foreign investors 58.75%, Individuals and other investors 4.82%, Treasury stock 1.42%. FY2020, Financial institutions 30.01%, Financial instruments business operators 0.84%, Other Japanese corporations 5.02%, Foreign investors 58.65%, Individuals and other investors 4.08%, Treasury stock 1.39%. As of June 30, 2021, Financial institutions 20.58%, Financial instruments business operators 0.54%, Other Japanese corporations 3.40%, Foreign investors 71.66%, Individuals and other investors 2.88%, Treasury stock 0.94%. As of December 31, 2021, Financial institutions 19.75%, Financial instruments business operators 0.49%, Other Japanese corporations 3.26%, Foreign investors 72.68%, Individuals and other investors 2.89%, Treasury stock 0.94%.
  • Stock Data (historical data) (Excel: 19.7KB)

Policy on Cross-shareholdings

  1. The Company makes a decision every year on the continued holding of cross-shareholders at the Board of Directors based on the policy described below and disposes of or reduces holdings of shares for which the rationality of their holing can’t be recognized.
    Our Policy on Cross-Shareholding: The Company holds shares of other listed companies as Cross-Shareholdings, limited to where it can be determined to be reasonable in consideration of, among others, the necessity of it for business activities (e.g., to maintain and strengthen the relationship with the business partner), the status of the issuer, and the return on the capital cost.
  2. The Company, based on the policy of the preceding paragraph and internal standards, exercises voting rights upon making comprehensive judgment, from the perspectives of maximization of corporate value in the medium to long-term of the other company to the Cross-Shareholding, the effect on the Group, etc.
(From our “Corporate Governance Policies”)

Number of shares held for purposes other than pure investment and amounts posted on the balance sheet

FY2021
Number of stock issues 22
Of which, number of listed issues 6
Total amount posted on the balance sheet (million yen) 30,190
Of which, total amount of listed stocks (million yen) 29,268

Specified investment securities

Stock name
FY2021
Number of shares
Balance sheet amount
FY2020
Number of shares
Balance sheet amount
Purpose of holding*1
NPHD shareholders
Toyota Motor Corporation
FY2021
Number of shares
Balance sheet amount
10,966,465 (shares)
23,089 (million yen)
FY2020
2,193,293 (shares)
17,452 (million yen)
Purpose of holding*1
The company is an important customer essential to maintain and develop automotive coatings business transactions.
Increase due to stock split (a five-for-one stock split)
NPHD shareholders
Yes
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
FY2021
Number of shares
Balance sheet amount
1,206,160 (shares)
3,895 (million yen)
FY2020
Number of shares
Balance sheet amount
1,206,160 (shares)
3,470 (million yen)
Purpose of holding*1
The company is an important customer essential to maintain and develop automotive coatings business transactions.
NPHD shareholders
Yes
Mazda Motor Corporation
FY2021
Number of shares
Balance sheet amount
1,172,000 (shares)
1,037 (million yen)
FY2020
Number of shares
Balance sheet amount
1,172,000 (shares)
811 (million yen)
Purpose of holding*1
The company is an important customer essential to maintain and develop automotive coatings business transactions.
NPHD shareholders
Yes
Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
FY2021
Number of shares
Balance sheet amount
905,970 (shares)
566 (million yen)
FY2020
Number of shares
Balance sheet amount
905,970 (shares)
413 (million yen)
Purpose of holding*1
The company is an important correspondent financial institution essential to maintain and develop financial transactions.
NPHD shareholders
Yes
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc.
FY2021
Number of shares
Balance sheet amount
123,561 (shares)
474 (million yen)
FY2020
Number of shares
Balance sheet amount
123,561 (shares)
392 (million yen)
Purpose of holding*1
The company is an important correspondent financial institution essential to maintain and develop financial transactions.
NPHD shareholders
Yes
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.
FY2021
Number of shares
Balance sheet amount
51,867 (shares)
204 (million yen)
FY2020
Number of shares
Balance sheet amount
51,867 (shares)
165 (million yen)
Purpose of holding*1
The company is an important correspondent financial institution essential to maintain and develop financial transactions.
NPHD shareholders
Yes

*1: Purpose of holding, quantitative benefits of holding, reasons for an increase in number of shares

Major Shareholders(as of December 31, 2021)

Name
Number of shares
(thousands)
Shareholding
ratio (%)
Name
Nipsea International Limited
Number of shares
(in thousands)
1,293,030
Shareholding
ratio (%)
55.06
Name
The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust Account)
Number of shares
(in thousands)
101,101
Shareholding ratio (%)
4.30
Name
Fraser (HK) Limited
Number of shares
(in thousands)
85,000
Shareholding
ratio (%)
3.62
Name
CLEARSTREAM BANKING S.A.
Number of shares
(in thousands)
83,841
Shareholding
ratio (%)
3.57
Name
HSBC BANK PLC A/C CLIENTS 3
Number of shares
(in thousands)
76,244
Shareholding
ratio (%)
3.24
Name
Nippon Life Insurance Company
Number of shares
(in thousands)
54,086
Shareholding
ratio (%)
2.30
Name
Sumitomo Life Insurance Company
Number of shares
(in thousands)
53,750
Shareholding
ratio (%)
2.28
Name
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Number of shares
(in thousands)
49,998
Shareholding
ratio (%)
2.12
Name
MUFG Bank, Ltd.
Number of shares
(in thousands)
35,667
Shareholding
ratio (%)
1.51
Name
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited
Number of shares
(in thousands)
35,265
Shareholding
ratio (%)
1.50
  • The shareholding ratio is calculated excluding our treasury stock (22,261,037 shares).
  • Shareholdings of less than 1,000 shares and any fractions after two decimal places in the shareholding ratio are rounded down.
  • Nipsea International Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wuthelam Holdings Ltd., of which Mr. Goh Hup Jin, Director of the Board of the Company, serves as Managing Director.
  • Fraser (HK) Limited is a subsidiary of a company (W BVI Holdings Limited) in which a director of the Company (Mr. Goh Hup Jin) owns the majority of the voting rights on his own account. Mr. Goh therefore constitutes a related party.

Stock Overview

Account closing date December 31
General meeting of shareholders March
Record date for shareholders Year-end dividend: December 31
Interim dividend: June 30
Shareholder registry administrator Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
Osaka Corporate Agency Division
3-6-3 Fushimi-machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-8502
Stock listing Tokyo Stock Exchange

Exercise of Shareholders' Rights

  • The Company sets the appropriate schedule of a General Meeting of Shareholders in order to ensure that shareholders can attend the shareholders meeting after giving sufficient consideration to the proposals, or can exercise their voting rights before the date of the General Meeting of Shareholders.
  • The Company, in order to ensure that shareholders can appropriately exercise their voting rights, shall provide accurate information including electronic disclosure of the convocation notice of the General Meeting of Shareholders and disclosure in English, and shall work on the improvement of environment for exercise of voting rights, including the use of the Electronic Voting Platform.
  • The Company, in the event of a proposal submitted by the Company have an opposition rate of 20% or more, shall examine the subsequent response through the analysis at the Board of Directors of the causes and issues surrounding such significant negative votes.
  • The Company, upon receipt of a request for attendance from a beneficial shareholder who owns shares under the name of, for example, a trust bank, the Company will permit the shareholder to attend the General Meeting of Shareholders (including the attendance as an observer) after conducting a reasonable identity confirmation of the shareholder.

(From our "Corporate Governance Policies")

For reference: Ratio of voting rights required for voting at the General Meeting

Proposal Resolution Method Source
Election of Directors The election of directors shall take place when shareholders with 1/3 or more of the votes of shareholders entitled to exercise their votes are in attendance, by a majority decision of said votes. Cumulative voting shall not be applied for the election of directors. Article 341 of the Companies Act
Articles 21 [2] and 21 [3] of the Company’s Articles of Incorporation
Amendment of Articles of Incorporation
Resolutions may be made where shareholders with 1/3 or more of the votes of shareholders entitled to exercise their votes are in attendance, by a 2/3 or more majority of said votes. Article 309, Paragraph 2 of the Companies Act
Article 18 [2] of the Company’s Articles of Incorporation
Other resolutions A resolution of the General Meeting of Shareholders shall be passed by a majority of the votes of the shareholders in attendance. Article 309, Paragraph 1 of the Companies Act
Article 18 [1] of the Company’s Articles of Incorporation


For reference: Ratio of voting rights required for exercise of shareholders’ rights

Shareholder rights Voting rights ratio and requirements required for exercise Source
Demand for Calling of Meetings by Shareholders A demand to call a shareholders meeting may be made by shareholders who have held not less than three hundredths (3/100) of the votes of all shareholders consecutively for the preceding six months or more. Article 297, Paragraphs 1 and 2 of the Companies Act
Shareholders’ Right to Propose A proposal may be made by shareholders who have held not less than one hundredth (1/100) of the votes of all shareholders, or not less than three hundred votes of all shareholders, consecutively for the preceding six months or more. Article 303 of the Companies Act
Action for pursuing liability An action for pursuing liability may be brought by a shareholder who has held shares consecutively for the preceding six months or more. Article 847, Paragraph 1 of the Companies Act
  • All of the above rights can be exercised in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act. The same applies to the exercise of shareholder rights other than the above.



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