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Corporate History

1990Jan. Kirin Techno-System Corporation established.

Empty-bottle inspector marketed by Kirin Techno-System
1990Mar. Kirin Brewery introduces Kirin Ichiban Shibori.
Redefining Beer Business Strategy and Spinning Off the Soft Drink Business

1990Apr. ESPO®, an erythropoietin preparation and therapeutic agent for renal anemia, introduced.

1991Jan. Kirin Lemon Co., Ltd. takes over Kirin Brewery's soft drink business and changes its company name to Kirin Beverage Co., Ltd.
Redefining Beer Business Strategy and Spinning Off the Soft Drink Business

Inaugural ceremony for Kirin Beverage
1991Jan. Kirin Pharmaceuticals Co., Ltd.(the forerunner of Kyowa Hakko Kirin [Taiwan] Co., Ltd.) established.
1991May Jeil-Kirin Pharmaceutical, Inc.(the forerunner of Kyowa Hakko Kirin Korea Co., Ltd.) established in South Korea.
1991Oct. Kirin Europe GmbH established in Germany.
1991Dec. GRAN®, a G-CSF preparation and therapeutic agent for neutropenia, introduced.

1993Aug. Kirin Pharmaceuticals (China) Co., Ltd.(the forerunner of Kyowa Hakko Kirin [Hong Kong] Co., Ltd.) established.
1996Jul. Co-establishes Kirin Brewery of America, LLC with Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc.
1996Dec. Zhuhai Kirin President Brewery Co., Ltd. (the forerunner of Kirin Brewery [Zhuhai] Co., Ltd.) established in China.

1997May Develops a human antibody-producing mouse.
1997Jun. Kirin Kunpeng (China) Bio-Pharmacuetical Co., Ltd.(the forerunner of Kyowa Hakko Kirin China Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.) established.
1998Apr. Acquires a stake in Lion Nathan Limited(the forerunner of Lion Nathan Pty Limited) in New Zealand.
Structural Transformation Initiatives—NK21 and KG21

1999Aug. Kirin Beverage introduces Kirin Fire, canned coffee drink.

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