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  • August 19, 2010

JAL Group Sells Percentage Stake in Nagoya-based Passenger & Ground Handling Subsidiaries and Transfers Cargo Handling Business at Chubu Centrair International Airport to Suzuyo & Co., Ltd

Tokyo, August 19, 2010: The JAL Group announced today that Japan Airlines Corporation (JAL) subsidiary, Japan Airlines International Co., Ltd. (JALI), will sell 95.0% of its stake in JAL Sky Nagoya Co., Ltd (JNGO) and 61.0% of its 66.0% stake in Chubu Sky Support Co., Ltd. (CSS), while JAL Ground Service Co., Ltd. (JGS), also a  JAL Group subsidiary, will sell 34.0% of its stake in CSS, to Suzuyo & Co., Ltd. (Suzuyo) by way of a stock transfer agreement concluded today. Additionally, JALI subsidiary JAL Cargo Service Co., Ltd. (JCG) - headquartered in Narita, will transfer the business and assets of its cargo handling operations at ChubuCentrair International Airportto Suzuyo through a business transfer agreement also reached today.

  1. Objective

The JAL Group is striving to achieve a swift and fundamental reform of the company in a short period of time with the support of the Enterprise Turnaround Initiative Corporation of Japan to maintain at the highest level possible, the corporate value of the airline.

As part of these endeavors, JALI and JGS considered the options of stock transfers of JNGO and CSS. During this assessment process, both companies were highly evaluated for their corporate value and future growth potential by Shizuoka-based Suzuyo & Co., Ltd., who has developed its airline related business in the Chubu area. Consequently, JALI, JGS and Suzuyo entered into a stock transfer agreement today in which the latter will acquire 95.0% of stakes in JNGO and CSS, as well as the business and assets of JCG’s Nagoya branch cargo operations at Chubu Centrair International Airport.

Since the opening of Chubu Centrair International Airport in 2005, JAL Sky Nagoya, Chubu Sky Support and JAL Cargo Service Nagoya branch have been providing quality passenger and ground handling services at check-in counters and boarding gates, as well as cargo handling services that directly and significantly contributed to the safe operations of JAL Group flights at the airport over the years.

Suzuyo provides flexible and innovative logistics solutions, meeting the demands of customers from a wide array of industries and business conditions. They are also experienced in air transport operations through its subsidiary companies Fuji Dream Airlines Co., Ltd (FDA) and Shizuoka Airport Service Co., Ltd. JAL group and Suzuyo already cooperate on an extensive range of businesses, including the current codeshare arrangement between JAL and FDA.

Japan Airlines International, JAL Ground Service, JAL Sky Nagoya, Chubu Sky Support, JAL Cargo Service Nagoya branch and Suzuyo will continue to strengthen their relationship in order to jointly offer their customers the safest, most on-time flight departures and the best in air transport services in Nagoya.

  1. Stock Transfer

Of the 600 stocks owned by Japan Airlines International co., Ltd. in JAL Sky Nagoya Co., Ltd. (100% voting rights ratio), 570 stocks (95.0% voting rights ratio) will be transferred to Suzuyo & Co. Ltd.

Suzuyo & Co. Ltd. will also acquire 95.0% of the 9,000 stocks in Chubu Sky Support Co., Ltd. after the transfer of 5,490 stocks (61.0% voting rights ratio) from Japan Airlines International Co., Ltd which will retain a 5.0% stake, and 3,060 stocks (34.0% voting rights ratio) from JAL Ground Service Co., Ltd.

The cargo handling business at Centrair, operated by the Nagoya branch of JAL Cargo Service, will be transferred to Suzuyo after the reorganization of JNGO following the stock transfer.

  1. Schedule
    Today (August 19, 2010)                      : Conclusion of stock and business transfer agreements
    September 30, 2010 (planned)               : Date of stock transfer and receipt of payment
    October 29, 2010 (planned)                   : Date of transfer of JCG Nagoya branch business operations
  2. Company profiles

Company name

: Japan Airlines International Co., Ltd.

Address

: 4-11 Higashi-shinagawa, Shinagawa-ku, 2-chome, Tokyo

Representative

: Enterprise Turnaround Initiative Corporation of Japan and Trustee Eiji Katayama

Date of establishment

: October 1, 1953

Main business

: Air transport operator

Capital

: 200 billion yen

Major stockholders

: Japan Airlines Corporation - 100% (As of March 31, 2010)

 

Company name

: JAL Sky Nagoya Co., Ltd

Address

: 1, Tokonameshi, Centrair 1-chome, Aichi Prefecture

Representative

: President Hiroshi Inoue

Date of establishment

: March 6, 1984

Main business

: Passenger and flight handling services at Chubu International Airport for Japan Airlines and other foreign carriers.

Capital

: 30 million yen

Major stockholders

: Japan Airlines International - 100% (As of March 31, 2010)

 

Company name

: JAL Ground Service Co., Ltd.

Address

: 6-1, Ota-ku, Haneda Airport 2-chome, Tokyo

Representative

: President Tetsuo Ota

Date of establishment

: March 1, 1957

Main business

: Ground handling services at Narita, Haneda, Osaka, Fukuoka and Sapporo airports for flights operated by Japan Airlines and other foreign carriers.

Capital

: 474 million yen

Major stockholders

: Japan Airlines International - 99.8%,

JAL Airtech Co., Ltd. - 0.2% (As of March 31, 2010)

 

Company name

: Chubu Sky Support Co., Ltd.

Address

: 1, Tokonameshi, Centrair 1-chome, Aichi Prefecture

Representative

: President Hideki Moriyama

Date of establishment

: April 14, 1989

Main business

: Ground handling services at Chubu International Airport for flights operated by Japan Airlines and other foreign carriers.

Capital

: 100 million yen

Major stockholders

: Japan Airlines International - 66.0%

JAL Ground Service - 34.0% (As of March 31, 2010)

 

Company name

: JAL Cargo Service Co., Ltd.

Address

: 2139-1, Komaino Aza Tennamino, Narita-shi, Chiba Prefecture

Representative

: President Toshiharu Arakuta

Date of establishment

: October 14, 1982

Main business

: Cargo and mail handling operations

Capital

: 50 million yen

Major stockholders

: Japan Airlines International - 100% (As of March 31, 2010)

 

Company name

: Suzuyo & Co., Ltd.

Address

: 11-1 Shizuoka-shi, Shimizu-ku, Irifunecho, Shizuoka Prefecture  

Representative

: President Yohei Suzuki

Date of establishment

: March 31, 1936

Main business

: Provides integrated logistics services for land, sea and air transport.

Capital

: 1 billion yen

Major stockholders

: Kashiwa Kogyo Co., Ltd - 20.5%,

Nakanihon Van Lease Co., Ltd. - 17.6%(As of March 31, 2010). 

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