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Corporate History

2000Mar. Kirin Beverage introduces Kirin Namacha, bottled green tea.

2001Jul. Kirin Brewery introduces Kirin Chu-hi Hyoketsu, ready-to-drink sparkling liquor.
Structural Transformation Initiatives—NK21 and KG21

2002Feb. Four Roses Distillery LLC established in the United States.
2002Mar. Acquires a stake in San Miguel Corp. in the Philippines.

2002Apr. Makes Eishogen Co., Ltd. a consolidated subsidiary.

2004Dec. Kirin (China) Investment Co., Ltd. established in Shanghai, China.
Structural Transformation Initiatives—NK21 and KG21
2005Mar. Kirin Pharmaceutical Singapore Pte. Ltd.(the forerunner of Kyowa Hakko Kirin [Singapore] Pte. Ltd.) established.
2005May Kirin Whisky Fuji Sanroku, the first Kirin Brand's Japanese whisky, introduced.
2006Oct. Makes Kirin Beverage Co., Ltd. a wholly owned subsidiary.
Transition to a Pure Holding Company System
2006Dec. Acquires a stake in Hangzhou Qiandaohu Brewery Co., Ltd.

2006Dec. Makes Mercian Corporation a consolidated subsidiary.
Transition to a Pure Holding Company System

2007Jul. Kirin Brewery Co., Ltd. changes its name to Kirin Holdings Co., Ltd. and becomes a holding company of the Kirin Group.
Transition to a Pure Holding Company System
2007Jul. The new Kirin Brewery Co., Ltd. becomes operational and engages in manufacture and sales of alcoholic beverages.
Transition to a Pure Holding Company System
2007Jul. Kirin Pharma Co., Ltd. becomes operational.
Transition to a Pure Holding Company System
2007Jul. Kirin Business Expert Co., Ltd. becomes operational.
2007Jul. Kirin Pharma introduces NESP®, an extended erythropoiesis-stimulating agent.

2007Dec. Acquires a stake in Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co., Ltd.
Embarking on the Path to Become a Leading Company in the Asia-Oceania Region
2007Dec. Makes National Foods Limited(the forerunner of Lion-Dairy & Drinks Pty Ltd) a wholly owned subsidiary.
Embarking on the Path to Become a Leading Company in the Asia-Oceania Region

2008May Co-establishes Vina Kirin Acecook Beverage Co., Ltd(the forerunner of Vietnam Kirin Beverage Co., Ltd) in Vietnam with Acecook Co., Ltd.
2008Oct. Kyowa Hakko Kogyo Co., Ltd. and Kirin Pharma Co., Ltd. merge to establish Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd.
Embarking on the Path to Become a Leading Company in the Asia-Oceania Region

2009Apr. Kirin Brewery introduces Kirin Free, a non-alcoholic, beer-taste beverage.

2009Apr. Acquires a stake in San Miguel Brewery in the Philippines.
Embarking on the Path to Become a Leading Company in the Asia-Oceania Region
2009Oct. Lion Nathan National Foods Pty Ltd (the forerunner of Lion Pty Ltd) in Australia makes Lion Nathan Limited in Australia its wholly owned subsidiary, and oversees business operations in Oceania conducted by Lion Nathan Limited and National Foods Limited.
Embarking on the Path to Become a Leading Company in the Asia-Oceania Region
2010Oct. Kirin Holdings Singapore Pte. Ltd established.
2010Dec. Makes Mercian Corporation a wholly owned subsidiary.
2011Jan. Kirin Business Expert Co., Ltd. and Kirin Group Office Co., Ltd. (the forerunner of Kirin Co., Ltd.) established by reorganization of Kirin Business Expert Co., Ltd.
2011Mar. Acquires a stake in Interfood Shareholding Company in Vietnam.
2011May Lion Nathan National Foods Pty Ltd. changes its company name to Lion Pty Ltd.
2011May Vina Kirin Acecook Beverage Co., Ltd. changes its company name to Vietnam Kirin Beverage Co., Ltd
2011Aug. China Resources Kirin Beverages (Greater China) Co., Ltd established.
2011Oct. Makes Schincariol Participações e Representações S.A.(the forerunner of Brasil Kirin Holding S.A.) a consolidated subsidiary.

2011Nov. Makes Schincariol Participações e Representações S.A. a wholly owned subsidiary.
2012Apr. Kirin Beverage introduces Kirin Mets-Cola.

2012Nov. Schincariol Participações e Representações S.A. changes its company name to Brasil Kirin Participações e Representações S.A.

Completion of the share transfer in June 2017.

2013Jan. Kirin Company established and started the new structure of Japan integrated beverages business.
2014Apr. Kirin Logistics Co., Ltd. changes its company name to Kirin Group Logistics Company, Limited.
2015Jul. Kirin Beverage Value Vendor Co., Ltd. established.
2015Aug. Acquires a stake in Myanmar Brewery in the Myanmar.

2016Jul. Indústria Agrícola Tozan changes its name to AZUMA KIRIN Indústria e Comércio de Bebidas e Alimentos Ltda.

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