Company Name  UKC Holdings Corporation
 Businesses  Semiconductors / Electronic components business,
 Electronic equipment business, System equipment business
 Head Office  Gate City Ohsaki, East tower, 1-11-2 Osaki, Shinagawa-ku,
 Tokyo 141-0032, Japan
 TEL:+81-3-3491-6575 FAX:+81-3-3491-7825
 Founded  October 1, 2009
 Stock Exchange for Listing  Tokyo Stock Exchange Market, First section
 (Securities code 3156)
 Paid-in Capital
 Number of employees  69 (Group Total 1,264) as of March 31, 2015

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UKC Holdings was established in October, 2009, as a result of the management integration between USC and Kyoshin Technosonic, both of which were authorized distributors of Sony semiconductors. In order to cope with a rapid aggravation of the business environment brought about by the global recession starting from Lehmanfs fall and a transformation of the industry structure, we quickly achieved a merger and started to make efforts to improve corporate value by effectively utilizing both resources, realizing synergistic effects, and implementing drastic structural reforms.

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gUKCh implies (stands for) gUnited Knowledge Companyh where we put each knowledge and capability together to perform best. The Logo represents that USC and Kyoshin Technosonic fuse and grow together as UKC Group by sharing and heading toward the same goal.

UKC Holdings

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Company Overview >>

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Management Principle and Vision >>

The electronics industry is too diversified and abundant in area and application to specifically define. Accordingly, the industry including electronic components has a broader base.

According to JEITA (Japan Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association), global production amount of electronics equipment (AV, communication, computer and information equipment) was as close as 120 trillion and that of semiconductors, electronic components, and display devices topped 60 trillion in 2013.
The size of the industry is expected to be on the rise since automobiles increasingly get electronically controlled in the future.


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The electronics industry is said to be one of the fastest globalized industries. Life cycles of products and technologies are extremely short and competitions cause a lot of ups and downs among areas and enterprises. In addition, production sites and supply chains flexibly vary for higher efficiency. Japan has led the industry for many years and is still abundant in valuable players. China is currently playing the leading part but ASEAN and India are expected to make a big leap. Business environment will continue to vary day by day depending on market growth and competition among enterprises. Each enterprise needs to promptly and flexibly deal with the drastic change.

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The industry has been led by IT equipment such as PCs and mobile (smart) phones and home appliances such as TVs and video recorders for several decades.

The markets of those products with globally high penetrations and large sizes continue to be important. At the same time, automotive, environmental and energy, and medical markets are expected to play new leading roles in the industry. Especially in the automotive area, development of electronics is essential to drive informatization and automation. Also, environmental and energy issues of globally high interest call for contributions of the electronics industry for solutions.

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Electronics distributors have characteristics that both suppliers and customers are mainly electronics manufacturers. Their roles include purchasing / sales, inventory / distribution, financing (absorbing a time lag between payment of accounts payable to suppliers and collection of accounts receivable from customers), technical support, and marketing. Although there have been arguments on the necessity of wholesalers or disintermediation for a long time, electronics distributors will play more important roles in this industry because of manufacturersf focus on core functions such as designing and development, and daily meticulous customer support only distributors would provide.
In addition, there is a strong call for providing various problem-solving supports from fiercely competitive markets. Future electronics distributors are required to not only extend lineups of products and services for broader customers but also propose and offer customers solution- and system-oriented higher added values beyond just providing goods.

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*Compiled based on earnings results data for the latest fiscal year mainly ended March 31, 2014

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Top rankers are North America based global distributors with global networks by making the most of M&As and a Taiwan distributor strong in general-purpose ICs with good relations with Asian OEMs and ODMs. Although Japanese distributors somewhat lag behind the top 3s, each has strong areas where it mainly conducts businesses.

*Compiled based on EDN Network (May 2013) and Financial statements of each company
(Foreign exchange conversion rate: CY 2013 average)@

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Business domain of UKC Group consists of three segments:
Semiconductor and electronic component business handling image sensors, touch screen panels, and LCD panels, electronic;
Electronic equipment business handling professional-use equipment such as video cameras for broadcasting, video distribution systems;
System equipment business handling contactless IC card related products for NFC* and FeliCa.
By combining those competitive products with technical support, EMS (Electronic manufacturing service), and quality inspection service of semiconductors, we offer solutions satisfactory to customers through our sales network in Japan and Asia.
* Near Field Communication: International standard of short-range wireless communication technology backward compatible with Sony FeliCa.

Sales composition for fiscal year ended March 2013


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Consolidated Statements of Income >>

Consolidated Operating Results by Business Segment >>

Business Domains >>

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In the imaging field, UKC Group handles killer products not only as input devices like image sensors, touch screen panels, professional-use video cameras and surveillance cameras but also as output devices like LCD panels and video monitors. In addition to for digital still cameras and smartphones with overwhelming sales amount, big opportunities lie ahead for autonomous driving with image recognition as a key technology.

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Even in the drastically changing electronics industry, distribution channels from manufactures to consumers are everlasting. Distributors like us continue to connect suppliers and customers regardless of changes in players and manufacturing sites. Considering that sales volume is an indicator of how often and how much we can be involved in distribution channels and offer added values to customers, we believe that the scale of sales is one of our strengths.

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We have established four areal structures in Asia: Japan, South Korea, China and ASEAN.

We have many leading customers (manufacturers) in Japan and global enterprises as customers in South Korea. In China and ASEAN, we not only deal with production shifts of Japanese customers but also strive to penetrate local customers. Thus, we can conduct a well-balanced group management optimized to the specific characteristics and the growth speed of each area.

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In addition to trading activities to connect suppliers and customers, the business domain of UKC Group boasts a broader value chain ranging from upstream close to productions of semiconductors and electronic equipment such as gsystem equipment / contactless IC card (FeliCa) businessh, gquality inspection (reliability test / environmental material analysis service) business, and gEMS businessh to downstream close to customer such as gmaintenance businessh after the sale of electronic equipment. Thus, we can offer broader customers with a one-stop service enabled by a wide spectrum of businesses.

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The electronics industry to which we, UKC group, belong is one of the most globalized industries along with the automotive industry. As technologies evolve day and night, a shift in market and rises and declines of manufacturers occur globally. Especially these days, a consumer market expansion and rises of manufacturers in emerging nations such as China and India are significant while markets of industrial nations which have been leading the market so far get mature and sluggish. This trend seems to irreversibly continue despite temporary economic standstills which economic structural reforms in emerging nations may trigger.

Under these business circumstances, we aim to strengthen our presence in the electronics industry and catch up with mega-distributors by achieving a sustainable growth and an improvement in enterprise value. In order to attain the goal, it is essential to extend our business domain from every perspective such as customer, application, and function.

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UKCfs direction toward business extension

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Our main businesses have been sales of semiconductors and electronic components for consumer- and communication-use to customers in Japan and South Korea including shifts in production sites, sales of electronic equipment, and EMS (Electronic Manufacturing Service). In the medium-term, we aim to realize a growth with profitability by extending our business domain in each perspective as follows.

Our growth in recent years has been led by customers in South Korea which manufacture smartphones in addition to Japanese customers. However, in consideration of the market growth trend, China, ASEAN, and south Asia will be main battlefields from now on. We will broaden sales channels to local customers (manufacturers) in growth areas by utilizing our own business resources and a wide range of business alliances including M&As. In addition, we will reach industrial customers (in the areas of power supply, inverter, robot, etc.) in Japan with room to be exploited. We will establish four areal business structures namely Japan, South Korea, China, and ASEAN including south Asia, and simultaneously search for killer products to fit each area.

Our growth has been led by digital still cameras with interchangeable lenses and smartphones so far. From now on, we need to tap environment and energy, automotive, and medical markets in addition to those of smartphone and other smart devices like wearable-type. As an automotive market in the medium- and long- term, is likely to significantly grow in the areas of Advanced Driving Assistance System (ADAS) and automated driving, we will promptly search for products to fit those areas and realize business alliances.

Semiconductors and electronic components business which consists of more than 90% of our sales mainly includes products sales with related engineering supports, and EMS. Considering conveniences of customers, we think it important to realize a solution-oriented systematization which totally satisfies customersf needs rather than just to handle each product or its combination. In order to realize the goal, we will proactively introduce hardware and software technologies and services from the outside which complement our own business resources.

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UKC regards a profit distribution to its shareholders as one of the highest priority issues, and sets a basic policy to pay dividends according to its earnings position.
UKC strives to establish its group management system that ensures improvement of middleand long-term corporate value by investing to growing business domains and for rationalization, and consequently maintain stable dividends and improve dividends level.
Internal reserves are prepared for an increase in working capital accompanied by business expansion in addition to the above-mentioned investments.
Considering the basic policy above, UKC aims for consolidated payout ratio at about 20% in the short term (within two years) and 25% to 30% in the medium term (within five years).
UKC plans to pay a year-end dividend of 20 yen per common share for the current consolidated fiscal year.
Regarding the dividends for the next fiscal year, UKC plans to pay a dividend of 50 yen per common share (end of second quarter 25 yen, year-end 25 yen).

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Interim (end of second quarter) and year-end

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