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FAQ

The following are frequently asked questions by individual investors.

About ROHM

Q.What is the origin of the company name?

A.

ROHM is combination of "R", the first letter of our original main product, resistors, and "ohm," the unit of resistance. "R" also stands for "Reliability" and expresses ROHM's corporate policy of "Quality First."

Q.What is ROHM's main line of business?

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Developing, manufacturing and distributing electronic components including semiconductor devices.

Q.How are ROHM's products used?

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ROHM's products are used for various electronics devices such as TVs, PCs and air conditioners and also for automotive and industrial equipment. Please refer to sales breakdown by application disclosed in the Financial Report and Fact Book.

Q.What is ROHM's growth strategy?

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ROHM is making efforts to improve performance based on following 4 priority strategies.

  1. 4 growth engines (ICs synergy with LAPIS Semiconductor Co., Ltd., Power devices, LED products and Sensor products)
  2. Strengthening existing products with new technologies
  3. Enhancing sales for overseas customers
  4. Focusing on automotive and industrial equipment markets

Q.What are ROHM's CSR activities?

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Please refer to the ROHM Group Innovation Report 2014.

Q.What is the ROHM Music Foundation?

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The ROHM Music Foundation was established to contribute to the dissemination and development of music. The Foundation undertakes and fosters musical activities, provides scholarships to music students, and more. Please refer to the ROHM Music Foundation's website for details.

About shares

Q.Who should I contact for inquiries about shares? Who is the administrator of your shareholders' register?

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The administrator of our shareholders' register is the Osaka Corporate Agency Division of Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation. Please see the Basic Stock Information page on our website for more details.

Q.What is the trading unit of your shares?

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The trading unit is 100 shares.

Q.Do you offer any special benefits to your shareholders?

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No, we do not.

Q.Who is eligible to receive dividends and when are dividends paid?

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If a resolution to pay year-end dividends is approved at the general meeting of shareholders, the dividends will be paid on the first business day immediately after the meeting, to shareholders whose names are listed or entered in the shareholders' register as of March 31, which is the Record Date.
If a resolution to pay interim dividends is approved by the board of directors, the dividends will be paid sometime after the beginning of December onwards, to shareholders whose names are listed or entered in the shareholders' register as of September 30, which is the Record Date.

Q.What can I do to receive dividends that became due and payable in the past?

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Dividends that become due and payable are paid by the administrator of our shareholders' register. Our Articles of Incorporation provides that, in the event that any dividends remain unclaimed after three years from the date on which they have first become due and payable, we are no longer be required to pay such dividends. You are, therefore, advised to claim your dividends as soon as possible. Please contact Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation for more information.

Q.What dividends have you paid out over recent years?

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Please see the Trends in Financial Ratios (Consolidated) page on our website.

Q.How can I sell or make additional purchases of shares less than one unit?

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Please contact Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation if you wish to sell shares less than one unit. A Request Form to Sell Shares Less Than One Unit will be sent to you. At present, we do not permit additional purchases of shares less than one unit.

Q.What is a Special Account?

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With the introduction of the electronic share certification system on January 5, 2009, all share certificates of listed companies became null and void. Shareholders' rights have since been managed electronically in accounts opened with securities companies.
We have opened a management account (special account) with Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation for shares that had not been deposited with the Japan Securities Depository Center, Inc. before the electronic share certification system was introduced. For more information, please see the Basic Stock Information page on our website.

Financial results and financial information

Q.When do you announce your financial results?

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Please see the IR Calendar page on our website.

Q.Where can I obtain your latest financial information?

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Please see the Latest IR Documents page on our website and download the latest financial information.

Q.Where can I find the trends of your past business results?

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Please see the Historical Data page.

About general shareholders meetings

Q.When is the general shareholders meeting held?

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An annual general shareholders meeting is held in late June of each year. Its date will be announced on the IR Calendar page of our website in early May.

Q.How long does a general shareholders meeting last?

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It varies each year according to the proceedings of the meeting, but it usually lasts one hour to one and a half hours.

Q.When is a notice of a general shareholders meeting sent out?

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It is sent out at the end of May each year.

Q.I sent in my voting form. Can I still attend the general shareholders meeting?

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You may still attend the general shareholders meeting without your voting form as long as you are listed as a shareholder as of March 31, which is the Record Date. You will be asked to write your name and address in the designated form at the reception upon arrival before attending the meeting. Please also note that you may be asked to produce an identifying document such as a driving license or health insurance certificate, to verify your identity.