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It is January 15, 1907 (Meiji 40).
Kobayashi Shoten, a printing inks and materials sales company run by the founder Kamataro Kobayashi, was reorganized and established as Toyo Ink Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Co., Ltd. with a capital of 300,000 yen and 6,000 outstanding shares.
After transitioning to a holding company system on April 1, 2011, we changed our trade name to "artience Co., Ltd." on January 1, 2024.

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Company information: artience group history

In October 1961, the company was listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and on August 1, 1967, the company was listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. On April 4, 2022, we moved to the Tokyo Stock Exchange Prime Market due to market segmentation reorganization.

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Company information: Chronology

It is 31,733,496,860 yen.

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Company information: Company overview

The Group's business is broadly divided into four segments: "Coloring materials and functional materials business," "Polymer and coatings-related business," "Packaging-related business," and "Printing and information-related business," and the products that belong to each business segment. We manufacture and sell.
Among them, artience Co., Ltd., as a holding company, is in charge of group strategy planning and overall management of each operating company.

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Business segments

Regarding our sustainability and CSR initiatives, please see our Sustainability Corner and our annual publication.
Check out our Sustainability Data Book.

Stock and procedure related

Due to the company name change from January 1, 2024, the TSE stock abbreviation will be "artience" (full-width lowercase letters). Please note that no new procedures will be required for shareholders as a result of the company name change.

Stock code is 4634.

The number of shares to be traded is 100 shares.

It is not possible to buy or sell shares of less than one unit (less than 100 shares) on a stock exchange.
Shareholders who hold shares constituting less than one unit can sell the shares by making a purchase request through their securities company, etc.
Please contact your business partner for procedures and procedures, as they vary depending on the shareholder's shareholding status.

Contact information

  • Shareholders who have deposited their shares in a "transfer account" at a securities company, etc.
    Securities companies, etc. of business partners
  • Shareholders whose shares are recorded in a “special account”
    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Ltd. Stock Transfer Agency Department
    phone 0120-782-031 (Free dial)
    Reception hours 9:00-17:00 (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and 12/31-1/3)
    2-8-4 Izumi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 168-0063
    https://www.smtb.jp/personal/procedure/agency/

Shareholders who hold shares constituting less than one unit may purchase additional shares through their securities company, etc., to the extent that the number of shares that they currently hold constitutes one unit (100 shares). can.
Please contact your business partner for procedures and procedures, as they vary depending on the shareholder's shareholding status.

Contact information

  • Shareholders who have deposited their shares in a "transfer account" at a securities company, etc.
    Securities companies, etc. of business partners
  • Shareholders whose shares are recorded in a “special account”
    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Ltd. Stock Transfer Agency Department
    phone 0120-782-031 (Free dial)
    Reception hours 9:00-17:00 (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and 12/31-1/3)
    2-8-4 Izumi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 168-0063
    https://www.smtb.jp/personal/procedure/agency/

Due to the digitization of stock certificates, the following procedures, such as shareholder address changes, will in principle be handled by the account management institution, such as the securities company, where the shareholder has opened an account.

  • address change
  • changed name
  • inheritance of stocks
  • Specify dividend transfer and change transfer destination

Various procedures for shareholders whose shares are recorded in special accounts are handled by Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, the special account management institution.

Contact information

  • Shareholders who have deposited their shares in a "transfer account" at a securities company, etc.
    Securities companies, etc. of business partners
  • Shareholders whose shares are recorded in a “special account”
    Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Ltd. Stock Transfer Agency Department
    phone 0120-782-031 (Free dial)
    Reception hours 9:00-17:00 (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and 12/31-1/3)
    2-8-4 Izumi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 168-0063
    https://www.smtb.jp/personal/procedure/agency/

Transfer procedures for stocks recorded in special accounts are handled by SuMi TRUST Bank, the special account management institution.

Contact information

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Ltd. Stock Transfer Agency Department
phone 0120-782-031 (Free dial)
Reception hours 9:00-17:00 (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, holidays and 12/31-1/3)
2-8-4 Izumi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 168-0063
https://www.smtb.jp/personal/procedure/agency/

Dividends are paid to the shareholders listed in the shareholder register as of the end of each record date. For the status of dividends, please see the Dividends/Shareholder Returns page in the Shareholder/Investor Information Corner.

<Interim dividend> Record date: June 30th of each year, payment start date: Early September of each year

<Term-end dividend> Record date: December 31st of each year, payment start date: Late March of each year

Early March of each year: We will notify shareholders with voting rights of the annual general General Shareholders’ Meeting.
Late in the same year: The regular General Shareholders’ Meeting will be held.
After the general meeting: All shareholders will be notified of the "Ordinary General Shareholders’ Meeting Report and Notice of Resolutions" and the "To Our Shareholders (Report/Interim Report)".

The Company sends a General Shareholders’ Meeting meeting voting form to shareholders who hold one unit (100 shares) or more of shares as recorded in the final shareholder register on December 31st of each year.
You can exercise your voting rights by bringing your voting rights exercise form to General Shareholders’ Meeting to be held in late March, or if you are unable to attend the meeting, you can exercise your voting rights by one of the following methods:

When exercising voting rights in advance

  1. Please enter your approval or disapproval on the voting website.
  2. Please indicate your approval or disapproval on the voting form and return it to us.

As of June 30th of each year, shareholders who have held 200 or more shares of our company's stock for more than one year, or 500 or more shares for three years or more, are eligible for preferential gifts such as food and miscellaneous goods, as well as donations to nature conservation organizations. We will give you our original catalog where you can choose to donate.

Continuously held 200 shares or more for over 1 year *1 1 complimentary item worth 1,000 yen
Continuously held 500 shares or more for 3 years or more *2 1 complimentary item worth 2,000 yen

* Continuous holding means that holding 200 or 500 shares or more under the same shareholder number is stated or recorded in the Company's shareholder register dated June 30th and December 31st during the following period.
*1 Recorded three or more consecutive times with the same shareholder number for 200 or more shares in the company's shareholder register on June 30th and December 31st of each year
*2 The same shareholder number for 500 or more shares is recorded seven or more consecutive times in the company's shareholder register on June 30th and December 31st of each year.
*3 Please note that if you use the stock lending service at a securities company, your shareholder number will change and you will not be able to continue holding your shares with the same shareholder number.

Presentation period

We plan to send out our original catalog around late September every year.
For details, please refer to the shareholder benefits page in the shareholder/investor information corner.

Performance/financial information related

It is December 31st every year.

The first quarter financial results are scheduled for early May, the second quarter financial results are scheduled for early August, the third quarter financial results are scheduled for early November, and the final financial results are scheduled for mid-February.
Please see the IR calendar for the schedule of financial results announcements.

Our “Securities Report” and “Quarterly Report” are available on the Shareholder/Investor Information Corner of our website.
IR Resource Room: Can be downloaded from the Securities Report (Quarterly Report) page.

Our company does not currently issue an annual report.
Please note that the main financial data for the most recent 11 years are published in the integrated report.
The integrated report can be downloaded from the IR Resource Room: Integrated Report (Integrated Report) page of the shareholder/investor information corner of our website.

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