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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 Kirin Asia Pacific 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 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.(the forerunner of Kyowa 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

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