(1) Purpose of Use:

Gakken Holdings Co., Ltd., (“Company”) will use shareholders’ personal information (“Shareholders Information”) for the following purposes in accordance with the Act on the Protection of Personal Information, Companies Act and other related laws and regulations, to:
 

 

  1. Enable the relevant shareholders to exercise their rights or perform their obligations under applicable laws;
  2. Enable the Company or the Company Group to provide individuals or entities holding a shareholder status with various benefits (including benefits under shareholder special benefit plans);
  3. Implement various measures to facilitate the relationship between shareholders and the Company (including requests for responses to a questionnaire and sending company information); and
  4. Administer Shareholders Information by, for example, creating data regarding shareholders in accordance with the standards established in accordance with applicable laws.

(2) Inquiries:

The Company strictly manages Shareholders Information (in other words, the shareholder registry) by depositing the same to Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation acting in its capacity of a shareholder registry administrator.

If you wish to confirm any information regarding Shareholders Information (in other words, the shareholder registry), please contact the head office or branch office of Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation or the following contact office.

Please note:

  • Certain steps under applicable laws may be required to be taken, depending on the subject matter of the inquiry;
  • Certain personal information that you would be required to produce under applicable laws may not be deleted; and
  • You may be requested to file a notification form (for example, a notification form for a change of registered items), depending on the subject matter of the inquiry.


Contact Office:
Stock Transfer Agent Department
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
7-10-11, Higashisuna, Koto-ku, Tokyo (137-8081)

Telephone: 0120-232-711(free dial)
(Business hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Closed Saturdays, Sundays and holidays)
Web site: https://www.tr.mufg.jp/english/


Audio Response Service : 0120-244-479(free dial)
If you need an application form or forms (in relation to address change; registration or change of an account to receive dividends; or request that an issuing company purchase shares of stock less than one share unit; or share inheritance procedures), we will accept your request for such application form or forms for 24-hours.

FAQs regarding Shares of Stock

Question

Answer

When is the dividend record date?

The record date for the term-end dividend is September 30 every year, and the record date for the interim dividend is March 31 every year.

I have a dividend warrant which has run beyond the payment period. Can I receive the dividend in exchange for the dividend warrant?

The dividend will be paid. Please take steps pursuant to the instructions in Item 2: “Payment after the bank payment period” on the reverse side of the dividend warrant. 

Can I change the manner I receive the dividend?

Please contact with the securities company as a stock depositor of the shares of stock you hold. 
If you hold the shares in a special account, please contact us at 0120-232-711 (“free dial” or tollfree phone number) or see: 
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, “Regarding an address change report or other reports”.

How can I dispose of my shares of stock less than one share unit (namely, 100 shares)?

You may request that we purchase the shares of stock less than one share unit you hold. 
If it is the case, please contact the securities company as a stock depositor of the shares of stock you hold that you request that we purchase the shares of stock you hold. 
If you hold the shares in a special account, please contact us at 0120-232-711 (“free dial” or tollfree phone number) or see:
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, “Regarding the purchase of shares of stock less than one share unit”.

What is a special account?

A special account is an account that an issuing company opened at trust banks, etc., in the name of the shareholders in relation to shares of stock, etc., that were not deposited at Japan Securities Depository Center, Inc. (Japanese abbreviation: “Hohuri”) when the electronic stock certificate system was implemented on January 5, 2009. Shares of stock of the Company are managed at the special accounts established at Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation. There are certain restrictions in the transactions for the shares kept in such special account because a special account is an account designed to protect shareholders’ rights.
 

Major restrictions on the transactions using a special account:

  • You cannot sell or conduct certain transactions for shares kept in a special account (while you can request that an issuing company purchase shares of stock less than one share unit kept in a special account); and
  • If you hold a share, etc., of an issuing company which is kept in a special account, you cannot opt for “allocation in proportion to the number of shares held” regarding the method to receive dividends at your account opened at the relevant securities company. 

Can I transfer shares kept in a special account to my account opened at a securities company?

Please contact us at 0120-232-711 (“free dial” or tollfree phone number) or see: 
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, “Regarding the transfer of shares from an account to another”. 

Can I transfer shares of stock less than one share unit from a special account to an ordinary account? 

You can transfer shares of stock kept in a special account (if they are duly recorded in the special account) to an ordinary account regardless of the number of shares. 

Where can I contact to ask about the procedures to change my registered address or name or the account to receive dividends? 

Please contact to the relevant securities company that keeps shares of stock on your behalf. 
If you hold the shares in a special account, please contact us at 0120-232-711 (“free dial” or tollfree phone number) or see:
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation, “Regarding an address change report or other reports”.

Where can I contact to ask about information related to share inheritance?

Please contact to the relevant securities company that handles share transactions on your behalf. 
If you hold the shares in a special account, please contact us at 0120-232-711 (“free dial” or tollfree phone number).