Establishment of “Toyobo STC Co., Ltd.”

In April 2008, Toyobo STC Co., Ltd. was established through the integration of Toyobo's development and sales departments in its textiles business with the high-function products division and textile division of Shinko Sangyo Co., Ltd., a Toyobo group trading company. As a development-oriented global trading company, its core activities are the development of overseas markets, and the strengthening and expansion of specialty business such as films and functional polymers, industrial materials and life science.