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Maruha Nichiro to Acquire Shares in Tuna Processing Company Maruha Nichiro Group's Tuna Business to be Further Expanded

June 28, 2021

Maruha Nichiro Corporation (Maruha Nichiro) has agreed and signed a contract to acquire shares of Marine Access Corporation (Marine Access) from NIPPON ACCESS, INC (NIPPON ACCESS). Following this acquisition, Marine Access will become a member of the Maruha Nichiro Group (MN Group).

  1. About Maruha Nichiro Group

    MN Group works on handling a diverse range of marine products based on a highly consistent business strategy from raw materials sourcing to finished products sales, comprehensively, which is initiated by MN Group’s target to "expansion of the marine products business value chain in Japan and overseas" as one of its growth initiatives set forth in the current Medium Term Management Plan.
    Among these, tuna is one of the most important products, as MN Group possesses integral functions, that is, fishing, aquaculture, procurement, processing and sales channels. MN Group has a wide range of product lineups with natural and cultured, fresh and frozen, primary and highly processed (negitoro, etc.).

  2. Purpose of the Share Transfer

    Headquartered in Shizuoka Prefecture, tuna is the core business for Marine Access while engaging in an integral operations of marine products including procurement, processing (sashimi, negitoro, etc.), frozen storage (ultra-low temperature), and finished products sales. Through this acquisition of shares, Maruha Nichiro aims to further expand MN Group's tuna business and provide even better services to our esteemed customers.

  3. Outline of the share acquisition

    ■Details of the share acquisition
    Acquisition of 65% of the issued shares of Marine Access from NIPPON ACCESS
    (Breakdown of 65%: 55% by Maruha Nichiro and 10% by Maruha Nichiro Retail Service, a MN Group company)

    ■Schedule of the share acquisition
    Date of agreement: June 22, 2021
    Date of share acquisition: September 1, 2021 (scheduled)

    ■Share acquisition price
    Not disclosed due to the agreement.

    ■Outline of Marine Access Corporation
    Establishment: May 2, 2011
    Representative: Ippei Murakami
    Location: 1142-1 Kawajiri, Yoshida-cho, Haibara-gun, Shizuoka Prefecture
    Number of employees: 183 (as of February 1, 2021)
    Business : Processing and sales of marine products (mainly tuna) and storage of frozen products
    Capital: 50 million yen

Contact for media inquiries:
Corporate Communication Department,
Maruha Nichiro Corporation
koho@maruha-nichiro.co.jp