Key Developments: Asahi Kasei Corp (3407.T)

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Fdk to fully acquire joint venture from Asahi Kasei
Thursday, 19 Mar 2015 02:30am EDT 

Fdk Corp:Says Fdk Corp to acquire 1,534 shares (50 pct voting rights) of a shizuoka-based joint venture that has been engaged in research, development, manufacture and sale of LIC cells and modules, from Asahi Kasei.Fdk Corp to increase voting rights in the joint venture to 100 pct (3,068 shares) from 50 pct (1,534 shares).Says memorandum price is 0 mln yuan.Planned effective June 30.  Full Article

Asahi Kasei to merge with wholly owned subsidiaries
Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 02:30am EST 

Asahi Kasei Corp:To merge with wholly owned subsidiaries Asahi Kasei Chemicals Corporation., Asahi Kasei E-materials Corporation. and Asahi Kasei Fibers Corporation. on April 1.The three subsidiaries will dissolve after merger.  Full Article

Asahi Kasei to fully acquire Polypore International through U.S. subsidiary
Monday, 23 Feb 2015 04:00am EST 

Asahi Kasei Corp:Announced that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Polypore International Inc (45,856,695 shares, 100 pct voting rights) through U.S. subsidiary, at price of about $2.8 bln.Says Polypore International currently has two business segments: Energy Storage and Separations Media.As an integrated step in this transaction, immediately prior to Asahi Kasei's acquisition of Polypore, 3M Company (3M) will acquire assets of Polypore's Separations Media segment for about $1.0 bln.  Full Article

Asahi Kasei Corp to issue mid-year dividend for FY 2015
Tuesday, 4 Nov 2014 11:00pm EST 

Asahi Kasei Corp:To issue a mid-year dividend of 9 yen per share to all the shareholders of record as of Sep. 30, for the fiscal year ending March 2015.Payment date Dec. 1.Says the dividend amount is above the latest forecast disclosed on Aug. 1.  Full Article

R&I affirms Asahi Kasei Corp's rating at "AA-" and announces stable outlook
Tuesday, 30 Sep 2014 02:00am EDT 

Asahi Kasei Corp:Rating and Investment Information, Inc. (R&I) affirmed the company's rating at "AA-".Rating outlook stable.  Full Article

Asahi Kasei to pay year-end dividend for FY 2014
Friday, 9 May 2014 12:00am EDT 

Asahi Kasei Corp:To pay year-end dividend of 10 yen per share (8 yen as common dividend and 2 yen as special dividend), above the latest dividend forecast of 8 yen per share, for fiscal year 2014.Record date March 31 and effective date June 5.  Full Article

Asahi Kasei raises full-year consolidated net profit outlook for FY 2014
Tuesday, 18 Mar 2014 02:15am EDT 

Asahi Kasei Corp:Full-year consolidated revenue outlook of 1,896,000 mln yen, for fiscal year ending March 31, 2014.Full-year operating profit outlook of 140,000 mln yen.Full-year ordinary profit outlook of 138,500 mln yen.Full-year net profit outlook of 98,000 mln yen raised from 65,000 mln yen.Full-year earnings per share outlook of 70.13 yen raised from 46.51 yen.Net profit outlook raised due to extraordinary profit of 53 bln yen based on judgment of lawsuit with Actelion.FY 2014 revenue of 1,899,970 mln yen, operating profit of 142,150 mln yen and net profit of 74,950 mln yen - Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S.  Full Article

Asahi Kasei subsidiary announces judgment of lawsuit against Actelion
Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 04:00am EDT 

Asahi Kasei Corp:Says Supreme Court of California dismissed an appeal filed by Actelion Ltd against previous judgment to pay $415.7 mln, on March 12 (local time).The lawsuit against Actelion was filed by Asahi Kasei's subsidiary Asahi Kasei Pharma Corporation, claiming compensation on license contract.  Full Article

Asahi Kasei Corp raises year-end dividend forecast for FY 2014
Tuesday, 4 Feb 2014 11:30pm EST 

Asahi Kasei Corp:Says it has raised its year-end dividend forecast to 8.00 yen per share from 7.00 yen per share for fiscal year ending Mar. 2014.  Full Article

Asahi Kasei Corp appoints president
Friday, 24 Jan 2014 01:00am EST 

Asahi Kasei Corp:Appoints Toshio Asano as Executive President, to replace Taketsugu Fujiwara, who will serve as Vice Chairman of the Board, effective Apr. 1.  Full Article

BRIEF-Evotec agrees collaboration with Asahi Kasei

* Enters multi-target screening collaboration on several ion channel targets, with Asahi Kasei subsidiary

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