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AOKI Holdings Announces Notice of Decision to Acquire and Retire Shares

  AOKI Holdings Announces Notice of Decision to Acquire and Retire Shares

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YOKOHAMA, Japan -- November 13, 2012

AOKI Holdings Inc. (TOKYO:8214)(ISIN:JP3105400000) hereby serves notice that,
at the Board of Directors meeting held on November 8, 2012, a resolution was
adopted that the Company will acquire its own shares pursuant to Article 156
of the Companies Act which is applicable in lieu of Article 165, Paragraph 3,
and will retire some shares in accordance with Article 178 of the Companies
Act.

1. Reason for acquisition and retirement of shares

AOKI Holdings will purchase and retire its own shares in order to adopt timely
and flexible financial strategies in response to changes in the operating
environment and to increase shareholder value.

2. Details of share acquisition

(1)  Type of shares to be acquired:   Common stock of AOKI Holdings
(2)   Total number of shares to be      Up to 1 million shares
      acquired:
                                        (2.40% of total shares outstanding,
                                        excluding treasury stock)
(3)   Total value of shares to be       Up to 2 billion yen
      acquired:
(4)   Acquisition schedule:             From November 15, 2012 to March 22,
                                        2013
(5)   Method of acquisition:            Purchase on the Market
                                        

3. Details of share retirement

(1)  Type of shares to be retired:   Common stock of AOKI Holdings
(2)   Total number of shares to be     1 million shares
      retired:
                                       (2.14 % of total shares outstanding
                                       prior to the retirement)
(3)   Planned date of retirement:      November 20, 2012
                                       

Reference:
1.  Treasury stock as of October 31, 2012                 
     Total number of shares outstanding (excluding           41,671,618 shares
     treasury stock):
     Number of shares of treasury stock:                     4,953,134 shares
2.   Number of issued shares after the retirement:           46,624,752 shares
                                                             

  The share acquisition is in accordance with the Articles of Incorporation
   pursuant to Article 165, Paragraph 2 of the Companies Act, and the share
      retirement is in accordance with Article 178 of the Companies Act.

About AOKI Group
As a corporate group that continues to break the mold and innovate, The AOKI
Group worked to meet the needs of customers in a variety of life scenes. This
has led to our expansion into new markets, including the bridal and
entertainment businesses.

Contact:

AOKI Holdings Inc.
Yuriko Moriya, +81-45-941-1388
Investor Relations Department
y.moriya@aoki-hd.co.jp