Japan Airlines (JAL) today announced that the Board of Directors had approved at a meeting on January 31, 2014 a stock split of our common shares as below, pending approval of amendments of our Articles of Incorporation at the 65th General Shareholders’ Meeting scheduled in June 2014.
1. Purpose of the stock split and the partial amendment of our Articles of Incorporation
JAL is aware of the general price of a shareholder’s investment in companies listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and will undertake a two-for-one stock split to develop an environment to make its common shares more affordable to a broader range of investors including individual investors and increase JAL’s shareholder base. The Articles of Incorporation will be partially amended to implement the stock split above.
2. Stock split
(1) Method of stock split
The stock split will be implemented by way of a stock dividend whereby each shareholder will receive one additional share of stock for each share owned as of the close of business on the record date, September 30, 2014 (Tue.). Shares which JAL refused to register in the shareholders’ list (adjusted shares held by foreigners) pursuant to provisions of the Civil Aeronautics Law will also be split.
(2) Number of shares increasing as a result of the stock split
A. Total number of issued shares prior to the stock split: 181,352,000 shares
B. Number of shares increasing as a result of the stock split: 181,352,000 shares
C. Total number of issued shares after the stock split: 362,704,000 shares
D. Total number of authorized shares after the stock split: 800,000,000 shares
3. Schedule of the stock split
(1)Official notice of record date: September 12, 2014 (Fri.)
(2)Record date for the stock dividend: September 30, 2014 (Tue.)
(3)Effective date : October 1, 2014 (Wed.)
4. Partial amendment of Articles of Incorporation
(1) Content of amendment
Article 6 of the Articles of Incorporation will be amended, whereby the total number of authorized shares will be increased by 400,000,000 shares to 800,000,000 shares. The total number of authorized common shares will be 750,000,000 shares.