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February 7, 2008

Partial Amendments to the Articles of Incorporation

February 7, 2008 —At a meeting held today,the Board of Directors of Kirin Holdings Company, Limited ("Kirin")resolved to table a proposition, Partial Amendments to the Articles of Incorporation, at Kirin's 169th ordinary general meeting of shareholders scheduled for March 26, 2008. Details are as follows.

1. Reasons for the amendments

(1) In order to enhance the convenience of those wishing to inspect the Company's public notices and to increase public awareness of the accessibility of such notices, the Company will amend Article 4 of its Articles of Incorporation, which relates to methods of issuing public notices. Through this amendment, the Company will stipulate that public notices will be by electronic means, through publication on its Website. Furthermore, the Company will stipulate other methods of issuing public notices, in the event that unavoidable circumstances prevent it from issuing the notices electronically.

(2) To clarify that procedures related to the exercise of shareholders' rights will be stipulated in the Company's Share Handling Regulations (including rights to request the convocation of general meetings of shareholders and to present proposals at general meetings of shareholders), the Company will make the required amendments to Article 11 of its Articles of Incorporation.

2. Details of amendments

Details of the proposed amendments are provided on the attached reference pages.

3. Schedule

General meeting of shareholders to approve amendments to Articles of Incorporation: Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Effective date of amendments to the Articles of Incorporation: Wednesday, March 26, 2008

[For reference: Details of proposed amendments]

(Amended text is shown underlined.)

Current Text
Proposed Text
(Methods of issuing public notices)
Article 4. Public notices of the Company shall be carried in the Nihon Keizai Shimbun published in Tokyo.
(Methods of issuing public notices)
Article 4. Public notices of the Company shall be issued electronically. However, if for some unavoidable reason, such as an accident, it is unable to issue them electronically, the Company shall place the public notices in the Nihon Keizai Shimbun.

(Share handling regulations)
Article 11. The denominations of share certificates, handling relating to shares, and right to subscribe for new shares together with the fees therefore shall be governed by the provisions of the relevant laws and regulations or the Articles of Incorporation of the Company and the Share Handling Regulations to be established by the Board of Directors.

(Share handling regulations)
Article 11. The denominations of share certificates, handling relating to shares, and right to subscribe for new shares together with the fees therefore, and procedures for the exercise of shareholders' rights shall be governed by the provisions of the relevant laws and regulations or the Articles of Incorporation of the Company and the Share Handling Regulations to be established by the Board of Directors.

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