Press Releases – Fiscal 2012

March 29, 2013 Expansion of production facilities for Bemberg™
March 25, 2013 Notification of the approval of a production and sales permit for NEOXY® Tape 73.5 mg, overactive bladder treatment medication
March 22, 2013 Receipt of the 59th Annual Okochi Memorial Technology Prize
March 11, 2013 Withdrawal from contact lens contract manufacturing business by Asahi Kasei Aime
February 25, 2013 Start-up of Asahi Kasei India
February 21, 2013 Approval of herpes simplex as additional indication for anti-herpes agent Famvir® Tab.
February 13, 2013 Grand Opening Ceremony for spunbond plant in Thailand
February 13, 2013 Grand Opening Ceremony for AN and MMA plants in Thailand
February 6, 2013 Launch of Thermogard System™ in Japan
December 10, 2012 Conclusion of Joint Sales Agreement on the overactive bladder therapeutic drug HOB-294
December 3, 2012 Completion of Kawasaki Innovation Center
October 29, 2012 Initiation of a Global Phase III Clinical Trial for ART-123
October 24, 2012 Establishment of Asahi Kasei ZOLL Medical
September 12, 2012 Issuance of unsecured straight bonds
September 6, 2012 Start-up of a Hipore™ slitting facility in China
August 3, 2012 Restructuring of spandex operations
July 23, 2012 Launch of AK8963C, a new 3-axis electronic compass for portable appliances
July 3, 2012 Microza™ hollow-fiber membrane system starts operation at a large-scale MBR wastewater treatment plant in Korea
June 4, 2012 Establishment of a holding company in China
June 4, 2012 Asahi Kasei Plastics unveils 2nd generation stress whitening prevention polypropyelene at NeoCon®
May 21, 2012 Progress and outlook under strategic management initiative “For Tomorrow 2015”
May 17, 2012 Receipt of the Imperial Invention Prize for technology to automatically adjust electronic compasses, which contributed to the expansion of the smartphone market
May 14, 2012 Construction of new plant for dry film in China
May 9, 2012 Investment in NxStage Medical
April 27, 2012 Completion of acquisition of ZOLL Medical Corporation of the US
April 26, 2012 Asahi Kasei Completes Subsequent Offering Period for ZOLL
April 23, 2012 Asahi Kasei Announces Completion of Tender Offer and Commencement of a Subsequent Offering Period for ZOLL
April 13, 2012 Reinforcement of power management semiconductor business through consolidation of manufacturing facilities


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