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FY2015

August 3, 2015

JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation

Acquisition of Takasho Co., Ltd. Shares
Toward Expansion of Recyclable Materials Collection Network in Japan

JX Nippon Mining & Metals Corporation (president: Shigeru Oi) reached an agreement with the officers and main shareholders of Takasho Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; president: Noriko Takaku), a company whose main business is collecting, crushing, and separating scrap printed circuit boards, on acquisition of all of the company’s outstanding shares (10,000 shares). The share acquisition was executed today, August 3.

Since its founding in 1974, Takasho has been a pioneer in conducting business around the creation of recycling systems, with its main focus on the reuse and recycling of industrial wastes. The share acquisition will serve to further expand our Group network in Japan for collecting recyclable materials and industrial waste materials. By continuing to build up our Recycling and Environmental Service Business, we are contributing to the creation of a sound material-cycle society.

For Reference: Overview of Takasho Co., Ltd.

Capital 30 million yen
Main operations Collection, crushing, and separation of scrap printed circuit boards, and collection and separation of industrial waste materials
Head office and operating sites

Head Office: Nihonbashi, Chuo-ku, Tokyo;
Shirakawa Plant: Yabuki, Nishishirakawa District, Fukushima Prefecture

Net Sales 2.1 billion yen (FY2014)
Employees 44 (as of July 2015)
New representative President and Representative Director Meiichiro Matsuura (appointed August 3, seconded from JX Nippon Mining & Metals)
(former President and Representative Director Noriko Takaku will serve as advisor)