TOKYO, Japan, March 9, 2018 — Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723, “Renesas”), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today announced that, as of March 14, 2018, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (“INCJ”), will no longer be a controlling shareholder of Renesas. Further details are as follows:
1. Events leading up to the change
In September 2013, when Renesas implemented a share issue through third-party allotment to INCJ and others. As a result of this third-party share allotment, INCJ came to hold 69.16 percent of the voting rights of Renesas, thus becoming both Renesas' largest major shareholder, and the only controlling shareholder other than parent company (Note 1). In June 2017, INCJ and others sold a portion of their Renesas common shares to investors in Japan and abroad. As a result, the percentage of voting rights held by INCJ decreased to 50.10 percent.
Renesas received notice from INCJ that it sold 75,026,425 common shares of Renesas to Denso Corporation (“Denso”) today through a direct off-market sale (Note 2). Denso previously held 0.50 percent of the voting rights in Renesas and, following the closing of this transaction, Denso will hold 5.00 percent of the voting rights in Renesas. INCJ, the largest major shareholder of Renesas, will cease to be the only controlling shareholder other than parent company and will be categorized as other related company.
(Note 1) Due to a number of factors, including that INCJ’s mission is to foster investment and that INCJ’s reason for holding shares in Renesas is to earn capital gains, it was determined that INCJ does not correspond to being Renesas' parent company.
(Note 2) The change in shareholding is scheduled to occur on March 14, 2018 once the book-entry transfer of shares for the transaction is completed on that date.
2. Date of change
March 14, 2018
3. Outline of INCJ
|(1)||Name||Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ)|
|(2)||Location||1-4-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan|
|(3)||Names and titles of representatives||Chairman and CEO: Toshiyuki Shiga
President and COO: Mikihide Katsumata
|(4)||Main Business||Support of specific business activities as specified under the Act on Special Measures for Industrial Revitalization|
|(5)||Amount of capital||300,010 million yen (as of March 31, 2017)|
|(6)||Established||July 17, 2008|
|(7)||Net assets||1,100,925 million yen (as of March 31, 2017)|
|(8)||Total assets||1,852,158 million yen (as of March 31, 2017)|
|JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation0.17%|
|(10)||Relationship between Renesas and INCJ||Capital relationship||INCJ owns 835,228,200 common shares of Renesas (stock ownership ratio: 50.10%) and is a controlling shareholder. (As of March 8, 2018)|
|Personal relationship||Two persons affiliated with INCJ serve as Outside Members of the Board of Renesas, and one person affiliated with INCJ serves as a Corporate Auditor (part time) of Renesas. (As of March 8, 2018)|
|Business relationship||There is no notable business relationship between Renesas and INCJ. Furthermore, there are no notable business relationships between affiliates and affiliated companies of Renesas and affiliates and affiliated companies of INCJ.|
4. Number and percentage of the voting rights held by INCJ before and after the change
|Category||Number of voting rights held (Percentage of voting rights held)|
|Voting rights directly held||Voting rights to be combined||Total|
|Before the change (as of March 8, 2018)||
|After the change (scheduled for March 14, 2018)||
(Note) The percentage of voting rights held are rounded off to two decimal places.
5. Financial outlook
The above-mentioned change in Renesas’ controlling shareholder will have no impact on Renesas Group’s business results.
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