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AOKI Holdings Announces Disposal of Treasury Stock and Secondary Offering of Stock

  AOKI Holdings Announces Disposal of Treasury Stock and Secondary Offering of
  Stock

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YOKOHAMA, Japan -- February 27, 2014

AOKI Holdings Inc. (TOKYO:8214)(ISIN:JP3105400000) hereby serves notice that
the Board of Directors approved a resolution on February 17, 2014 to sell
treasury stock and conduct a secondary offering of stock. Details are as
follows.

Purpose of Financing

The AOKI Group bases operations on the concept of Enriching Peoples’ Lives by
providing assistance for people to lead enjoying and fulfilling lives at
various stages of their lives. The AOKI Group operates a number of businesses
that reach rank among the leaders in their respective industries. Operations
as of February 17, 2014 include the Fashion Business, which has 642 AOKI and
ORIHICA branded stores that sell mainly men’s and women’s clothing; the
ANNIVERSAIRE and Bridal Business, which operates 14 wedding facilities and
other facilities; the Karaoke Facility Operations Business, which has 156 COTE
D’AZUR branded locations; and the Café Complex Operations Business, which has
228 locations that include KAIKATSU CLUB facilities that provide relaxing
spaces with Internet access, comics, magazines, massage chairs and other
amenities.

Sustaining the growth of the Group’s businesses will require the consistent
growth of existing stores along with opening many new locations in Japan,
including in regions where the Group does not currently operate, in order to
increase market share. In the current fiscal year, the Fashion Business plans
to open 91 stores, an all-time high for a fiscal year, and 34 new locations
are planned in the Karaoke Facility Operations Business and Café Complex
Operations Business. In the ANNIVERSAIRE and Bridal Business, operations
started in February 2014 at ANNIVERSAIRE MINATO MIRAI YOKOHAMA, which is one
of the largest wedding and reception facilities in Japan. In the fiscal year
ending on March 31, 2015, more than 100 stores and other facilities of the
Group are to be opened or renovated.

Funds procured from this sale of treasury stock will be used for measures
aimed at achieving more growth in all of the Group’s businesses. Specifically,
expenditures are planned for new stores, renovations to adapt to changes in
market conditions and IT systems for improving efficiency in the Fashion
Business as this business grows. The objective is to further increase
corporate value by building a sound foundation for raising the market share of
each business and sustaining growth.


1.  Disposal of treasury stock by way of offering (the public offering)
      Class and number of     Common stock of AOKI Holdings: 7,000,000
       shares to be offered       shares

2.  Secondary offering of stock (secondary offering by way of overallotment)
                               Common stock of AOKI Holdings: 1,050,000 shares

                               The number of shares mentioned above is the
       Class and number        maximum number of shares to be sold. The number
      of                   may decrease, or the secondary offering by way
       shares to be sold       of overallotment may not be carried out
                               entirely, depending on market demand. The
                               number of shares to be sold shall be determined
                               on the Determination Date, taking into account
                               market demand for the secondary offering.


Disposal of Treasury Stock and Secondary Offering of Stock, summarized below.
Complete details are available at http://ir.aoki-hd.co.jp/en/Top.html.
Note: The original disclosure in Japanese was released on February 17, 2014 at
15:30 (GMT +9).

Caution: These materials were prepared for the public disclosure of
information concerning the disposal of treasury stock and the secondary
offering of stock and not for the purpose of soliciting investments in the
Company. Investors are urged to reach decisions concerning investments only
after reading prospectus on the disposal of treasury stock and the secondary
offering of stock as well as any amendments (if any) prepared by the Company.

About AOKI Group

As a corporate group that continues to break the mold and innovate, the AOKI
Group has 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.
Yumiko Kawai, +81-45-941-1388
Investor/Public Relations Department
kawai.yumiko@aoki-hd.co.jp
 
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