Announcement concerning acquisition of corrugated box plant in Malaysia

Feb. 26. 2016
Marubeni Corporation

Marubeni Corporation (“Marubeni”) announces that it has concluded an agreement to acquire 100% of the shares of Malaysian corrugated box plant, Dazun Paper Industrial Company Sdn. Bhd. (“Dazun”) through GS Paper & Packaging Sdn Bhd (“GSPP”, held by Marubeni 25%, and Oji Holdings Corporation (“Oji”) 75%) along with HPI Resources Bhd., a Malaysian subsidiary of Oji. After this acquisition, the share of Dazun is held by GSPP 50%, and HPI 50%.


Through this acquisition and its ongoing participation in the Selangor plant of GSPP, Marubeni plans to strengthen its business platform in the central region of Malaysia which is the largest domestic consuming market of corrugated container products.


Marubeni owns a stable production base of packaging businesses in Malaysia, India and Myanmar along with Oji. Going forward, Marubeni plans to expand its packaging business in Asia by utilizing these business assets.


<Dazun overview>

 Company Name  Dazun Paper Industrial Company Sdn. Bhd.
 Location  Selangor (Central Malaysia)
 Establishment  October 1989
 Main business  Manufacturing and sales of corrugated container products(sheet & box)
 Employees  About 180


<Recent business performance of Dazun>

FYE Dec/2013 FYE Dec/2014
 Sales Revenue  MYR 48mil (JPY1.3bil)  MYR 52mil (JPY1.4bil)
 Total Assets  MYR 46mil (JPY1.2bil)  MYR 44mil (JPY1.2bil)

* MYR1mil=JPY26.8mil (as of February 23, 2016)


<GSPP overview>

 Company Name  GS Paper & Packaging Sdn. Bhd.
 Location  Malaysia (Selangor, Penang)
 Establishment  1990
 Main Business  Manufacturing and sales of paper and corrugated container products (sheet & box).
 GSPP is the top producer in Malaysia.
 Representative  Sia Boon Soon

HPI overview
 Company Name  HPI Resources Sdn Bhd.
 Location  Malaysia and Cambodia
 Establishment  1987
 Main Business  Manufacturing and sales of paper, corrugated container products
 (sheet & box) and plastic products
 Representative  Chang Kee Soon