I would like to express my sincere gratitude to our shareholders and investors for their continuous, exceptional support of our Company group’s business management. The Company, Nippon Light Metal Holdings Co., Ltd., was established on October 1, 2012, as the sole parent company of Nippon Light metal Co., Ltd., through an exclusive share transfer of the latter and was newly listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, First Section, and the Osaka Stock Exchange, First Section, on the same day. Going forward, the Company will be responsible for planning the management strategy for the overall Nippon Light Metal Group as the supervisory company, to answer to the needs that are becoming increasingly sophisticated and diverse by means of effective allocation of resources, and to contribute to improving people’s lives. In addition, by continuing such business activities as well as active efforts to fulfill our CSR, we aim to increase our corporate value and will strive to earn an even higher opinion by our shareholders and investors.
In light of the Company being listed, Nippon Light Metal Co. shares (code no. 5701) have been delisted from both exchanges as of September 26, 2012. I would like to express our deep appreciation to our shareholders and investors who supported Nippon Light Metal Co. ever since the company went public on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 1949. At the same time, I would like to ask our shareholders and investors to kindly extend their continued support and guidance to Nippon Light Metal Holdings Co. (code no. 5703).