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January 25, 2010

Kirin Revises Non-consolidated Earnings Forecasts for the Fiscal Year 2009

Tokyo, January 25, 2010—Kirin Holdings Company, Limited ("Kirin") has revised its non-consolidated earnings results forecast for the fiscal year 2009, (previously announced on February 10, 2009) in consideration of its recent business performance and other factors, as follows:


1. Revision of Non-consolidated Earnings Forecasts for the Fiscal Year 2009
(January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009)

Non-consolidated
Unit: million Japanese yen
  Sales Operating
income
Ordinary
income
Net income Net income per share
(Yen)
Previously announced forecast (A) 91,000 65,000 66,000 65,000 ¥68.11
New forecast (B) 108,000 84,000 84,000 82,000 ¥85.95
Change (B−A) 17,000 19,000 18,000 17,000
Change (%) 18.7 29.2 27.3 26.2
(Reference)
Actual results for the previous fiscal year (fiscal year 2008)
74,536 53,495 47,074 27,684 ¥29.00

2. Reasons for the revision

The revision is due to larger dividend income from affiliates than initially forecast.
Note, however, that as the current non-consolidated earnings revision is due mainly to revision of dividends from affiliates, there will be little impact on the consolidated forecasts.

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