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Dear Shareholders and Investors

Dear Shareholders and Investors:

  • Greeting from the new president

I am Tsutomu Murakawa. I am honored and grateful to have the opportunity to serve as President for KOKEN LTD.

Firstly, I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude for your continued support and patronage to the Company.

Since its foundation KOKEN LTD. has grown in the safety business domain with a central focus on the development of respirators for industrial use.

Having launched the cleanliness business domain with a central focus on the recently developed “KOACH,” an open clean zone creator, we are now ready to step up to a new growth stage.

Towards the new growth stage, we have set forth the management principle that is supposed to be contained in our company’s DNA: “Develop human resources,” “Foster technology” and “Nurture new markets in cleanliness, health and safety business domains.”

For the next generation we would like to establish the health business domain as the third main pillar of operations.

Then, by making each of three main pillars of business stand on its own two feet everybody from the management down to each employee in the company is now striving as one to achieve a stable but strongly growing company in the future.

We look forward to your continued understanding and support in the future.

  • Operating Forecasts for the Current Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2017

The outlook for the Japanese economy continues to remain uncertain in the year under review against the background of changes in the global economic environment.

Given such circumstances while strengthening efforts to exploit a new demand in the business field of respirators for industrial use, we are trying to increase market share in the mask market for healthcare settings and general consumers in a stable manner.

With the steady growth in the number of orders for “KOACH” we are conducting aggressive marketing to achieve a substantial increase in sales.

Based on the operational results as of the end of the third quarter of the current fiscal year the followings are forecasts by business segment:

(Mask business segment)
In addition to the development of tight-fitting masks, we are engaging in an enlightenment activity to promote the importance of mask fit at all levels from industrial users, health-care users to the general public.

In the industrial field, by further strengthening our sales efforts to sell Powered Air-Purifying Respirators (PAPR) for which demand is expected to increase, we are always striving to supply high-value-added products lines including PAPRs to the market.

In the healthcare settings, we are continuously focusing on sale of Hi-Luck series of disposable masks for infection control and by emphasizing our products’superior capability to prevent infections, we are trying to increase the market share of our Hi-Luck series of disposable masks in public health centers and medical institutions such as designated medical institutions for infectious diseases across the country.

By utilizing new sales channels overseas as well as domestically we are trying to expand the sale of Hi-Luck Neo series of disposable masks for general consumers.

As a result of these efforts, sales of particulate respirators for industrial use and gas masks and both domestic and overseas sales of Hi-Luck series of disposable masks for the public as well as healthcare workers have increased during the first three quarters of the current fiscal year.

Such operating environment is expected to continue during the fourth quarter.

(Other businesses segment including Environment-related business)
As a result of our continuous efforts in combination with our agents and distributors to promote the special features of “KOACH”-our clean zone creator that can control a cleanroom in the state of “actual clean” during service hours in addition to “super clean”-the world’s highest level of cleanliness, the number of both units sold and new customers in the third quarter period under review has grown at a pace exceeding that of a year ago and the total sales have increased 1.6 times over the same period of las year.

We are positive about prospects for the expansion of new customer segment and the cleanroom market as “KOACH” has been adopted by various customers such as a fertility clinic and NASA, America’s space agency and has been used to purify the environment where injection molding is performed.

We will strive for improved performance during the fourth quarter of the fiscal year.

(NOTE) Information on forecasts on business outcomes, business strategies, and other information relating to the future that is contained within the website reflects judgments by officers of the Company that were made based on information currently available (as announced in the Summary of Financial Results for the Third Quarter of the Fiscal Year Ending December 31, 2017 published on November 7, 2017) and assumptions that were judged reasonable. Therefore, please note that business outcomes and progress in business strategies could vary from forecasts if the business environment has changed.

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