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Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. manufactures and sells glass, electronics, chemicals, and ceramics/other products worldwide. The company offers flat glass products, including float glass, insulating glass units, polished wired glass, tempered glass, and mirrors for use in construction; laminated, low-E insulating, heat-resistant tempered, and figured glass for use in industrial units; and automotive glass comprising UV and IR cut glass, privacy glass, acoustic glass, laminated side window, water-repellent door glass, electro-thermal defogging glass, printed glass antenna, embedded DTV glass antenna, module assembly window, glass for head-up display, and various windshields, as well as tempered and laminated automotive glass. It also provides display products, including liquid crystal display (LCD) glass substrates, plasma display panels (PDP) glass substrates, glass for display applications, and display related materials; and electronic materials and parts, such as CMP slurry, glass frit and paste, aspherical glass lenses, synthetic fused silica and quartz glass, optical filter for PDP, photosensitive dielectric materials, high purity silicon carbide components, glass powders and pastes, thermal expansion glass AZ, alkali-free glass, Carboglass, and polycarbonate sheets and films. In addition, it offers chlor-alkali and urethane products comprising vinyl chloride monomer and polymer raw materials, caustic soda, and urethane materials; and fluorochemicals and specialty chemicals, including fluoropolymers/films, water and oil repellents, pharmaceutical and agrochemical intermediates and active ingredients, battery materials, and iodine-related products. Further, the company provides various refractory materials, fine ceramics, and sputtering targets; and provides logistics/engineering services. Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. was founded in 1907 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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Asahi Glass Co. Ltd., Annual General Meeting, Mar 27, 2015

Asahi Glass Co. Ltd., Annual General Meeting, Mar 27, 2015., at 10:00 Tokyo Standard Time. Location: Aoi, nd Floor, Palace Hotel Tokyo 1-1-1, Chiyoda-ku. Agenda: To consider the consolidated financial statement for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014; to consider the election of Directors; to consider the election of Two Corporate Auditors; to consider the offering of stock acquisition rights issued as stock options.

Asahi Glass Corporation Provides Earnings Guidance for the Year Ending December 31, 2017

Asahi Glass Corporation provided earnings guidance for the year ending December 31, 2017. The company targets revenues of JPY 1.6 trillion and an operating income of JPY 100 billion in the financial year ending December 31, 2017. The company will invest JPY 400 billion from 2015 to 2017 as capital expenditure.

Asahi Glass Co. Ltd. Reports Unaudited Consolidated and Non-Consolidated Earnings Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2014 and Earnings Results for the Fourth Quarter of 2014; Provides Earnings Guidance for the First Six Months to June 30, 2015 and Year Ending December 31, 2015; Announces Dividend for the Year Ended December 31, 2014; Announces Dividend Guidance for the Fiscal Year of 2015

Asahi Glass Co. Ltd. reported unaudited consolidated and non-consolidated earnings results for the year ended December 31, 2014 and earnings results for the fourth quarter of 2014. For the year on consolidated basis, net sales were JPY 1,348,308 million against JPY 1,320,006 million a year ago. Operating profit was JPY 620,131 million against JPY 79,894 million a year ago. Profit before tax was JPY 41,163 million against JPY 44,381 million a year ago. Profit for the year attributable to owners of the parent was JPY 15,913 million or JPY 13.58 per diluted share against JPY 16,139 million or JPY 13.73 per diluted share a year ago. Cash flows from operating activities was JPY 135,790 million against JPY 167,371 million a year ago. Purchase of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets was JPY 113,966 million against JPY 148,477 million a year ago. Net sales increased, due to increased shipments of glass, primarily automotive glass and chemicals as well as the continued depreciation of the yen, up JPY 20.3 billion year-on-year. Operating profit decreased while there was a positive impact of structural reform in the architectural glass business and profit growth in chemicals, profit decreased due to sales price decline of the LCD glass substrates and the architectural glass in Eastern Europe as well as price increases of fuels and raw materials, and cost increase at some of the overseas display subsidiaries due to the weak yen, down JPY 17.8 billion year-on-year. Interest-bearing debt was reduced by JPY 75.8 billion. This was due to the redemption of bonds by AGC on a non-consolidated basis and others. Free cash flow totaled JPY 27 billion. The company reported earnings results for the fourth quarter of 2014. Net sales were JPY 354.1 billion, up JPY 6.0 billion. Operating profit was JPY 19.7 billion, down JPY 0.5 billion year-on-year, but pretty close to the results in 2013. Profit before tax was JPY 14.4 billion, up JPY 7.6 billion. And profit for the year attributable to the owners of the parent was JPY 7.5 billion, up JPY 11.0 billion year-on-year. For the year on non-consolidated basis, the company reported net sales of JPY 534,408 million against JPY 540,108 million a year ago. Operating income was JPY 9,348 million against JPY 15,108 million a year ago. Ordinary income was JPY 77,943 million against JPY 43,394 million a year ago. Net income was JPY 52,184 million or JPY 43.50 per fully diluted share against JPY 37,148 million or JPY 30.83 per fully diluted share a year ago. For the first six months to June 30, 2015, the company expects an operating profit of JPY 26,000 million on net sales of JPY 700,000 million. For the financial year ending December 31, 2015, the company expects net sales of JPY 1,420,000 million, operating profit of JPY 62,000 million, profit before tax of JPY 65,000 million and profit for the year attributable to owners of the parent of JPY 35,000 million or JPY 30.28 per basic share. The company forecasts the CapEx for this year to be JPY 150 billion. This is slightly higher than conventional years. The increase is as a result of investment for growth to raise the capacity for PVC in Indonesia, for the chemical business and investment for the glass business in the emerging markets. In addition, the investment for LCD glass polishing in China, where the demand is strong. The company is planning for the depreciation to be JPY 150 billion and R&D to be JPY 45 billion. For the period ended December 31, 2014, the company announced year end dividend of JPY 9.00 per share against JPY 5.00 per share for the same period a year ago. For the fiscal year of 2015, the company expects to pay second quarter and full year end Dividend of JPY 9.00 per share.


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