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Last Updated: 2006.04.21

FAST RETAILING announces business tie up with CABIN Co., Ltd.

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 On April 21, 2006, FAST RETAILING CO., LTD. concluded an agreement for business cooperation with CABIN Co., Ltd. (TSE 1st section: code 8164). The details of this agreement are listed below.

1. Details & reasoning behind business tie up
  FAST RETAILING took over Daiwa Securities SMBC Principal Investments Co., Ltd.’s stake in CABIN Co., Ltd. today. The 11,547,000 stakes represent an investment ratio of 25.70% and a 28.86% proportion of voting rights. In purchasing the stake, FAST RETAILING became CABIN’s biggest single  shareholder. (Please refer to our news release on the CABIN share purchase dated April 19, 2006).
  FAST RETAILING plans to use this comprehensive business tie up with CABIN to pool respective management resources and expertise in the pursuit of a stronger presence in women’s clothing for CABIN and the FAST RETAILING group as a whole.
  We are going to discuss the concrete action plan regarding this business tie up each other.

2. Overview of CABIN Co., Ltd.
   (1) Business name CABIN Co., Ltd.
   (2) Main business areas design, sale of women’s clothing
   (3) Date of establishment August 1971
   (4) Business location 4-62-17 Yoyogi, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
   (5) Business representative Kenji Yoshie
   (6) Capital ¥15,174 million
   (7) No. of employees 372 (as of end February 2006)
   (8) Main business locations 187 stores nationwide (as of end February 2006)

3. Schedule
  April 21, 2006 Conclusion of business cooperation agreement

4. Scheduled management changes at CABIN Co., Ltd (effective May 25, 2006)
  Candidates for new appointments to the board
                 External board member Tadashi Yanai
                 (Chairman, President & CEO, FAST RETAILING CO., LTD.)
                 External board member Naoki Otoma 
                 (Senior Vice President, UNIQLO CO., LTD.)

  Candidate for new statutory auditor
                 External statutory auditor Masa Matsushita
                 (Executive Vice President, FAST RETALING CO., LTD.)

        1. Mr. Yanai and Mr. Otoma will be external directors as stipulated under Japanese
           commercial law. Mr. Matsushita will be an external auditor according to special
     stipulation under Japanese commercial law.
        2. The new board member and statutory auditor appointments will only take
     effect following a formal appointment at the CABIN Co., Ltd. regular general
     shareholder’s meeting expected to be held on May 25, 2006.

5. Expected impact on FR consolidated results
  FAST RETAILING’s business results for the year to August 2006 are unlikely to be effected 
by the business tie up with CABIN or the share purchase actually transacted today. However, 
we will disclose any concrete details as soon as they become apparent.