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About TDK

Q1. When was TDK established?
A1.  TDK was formally established in December 7, 1935, but a business organization was created in 1932 in order to produce on a commercial basis the ferrite discovered by Dr. Yogoro Kato and Dr. Takeshi Takei of Tokyo Institute of Technology. The name Tokyo Denki Kagaku Kogyo K.K. was taken in part from the name of the institution where the two inventors' conducted their research.
Q2. What are the origins of the name TDK?
A2. TDK is derived from Tokyo Denki Kagaku Kogyo K.K. TDK was used as a trademark since the company's establishment, and as cassette tapes for the general public became increasingly popular, the company came to be known as TDK. Also, the company was referred to as To-Den-Ka in newspaper stock columns. In 1983, the company name was changed to TDK Corporation.
Q3. What are TDK's corporate principles?
A3. The corporate motto is "Contribute to culture and industry through creativity." The corporate principles are "vision" "courage" "trust."

About Business Results and Finances

Q1. When is TDK's fiscal year end?
A1. The fiscal year end is March 31.
Q2. Where can I get the latest financial data and forecasts of business results?
A2. Financial data and forecasts can be found in the Financial Results in the IR Library.
TDK announces its consolidated financial results quarterly. See the Calendar of Events for the date of the next announcement. Following announcements of financial results, TDK holds briefings for analysts, and scenes of the briefings as well as the documentary materials used are available in the Earnings Release Conference in the IR Events.
Q3. How can I get historical financial data?
A3. Access the Investors Guide at Investors Guide in the IR Library.
Q4. Where can I get Form 20-F?
A4. Please see the IR Library.

About Shares

Q1. What is the minimum share trading unit?
A1. The minimum trading unit is 100 shares.
Q2. On what stock exchanges are TDK shares traded?
A2. Japan : Tokyo Stock Exchange
Q3. What is TDK's securities code?
A3. The securities code is 6762.
Q4. What is TDK's Ticker Symbol generally used at U.S. market (OTC)?
A4. The Ticker Symbol is "TTDKY".
Q5. Does TDK have a special benefits plan for shareholders?
A5. TDK does not have such a special benefits plan.
Q6. What is the contact information for share-related procedures?
A6. All inquiries should be directed to TDK's Administrator of Shareholder's Registry, Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited.

Toll free: 0120-782-031
Business hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Web site: http://www.smtb.jp/personal/agency/

About Business Activities

Q1. What are TDK's main business activities?
A1. TDK develops, manufactures, and sells electronic components (including capacitors, inductors, magnets, HDD heads, and Power Supplies) for use in electronic devices such as PCs, mobile phones, flat panel displays, and automobile components. For an explanation of how TDK's products are used in electronic devices, refer to the following site. What's TDK
Q2. What are TDK's strengths?
A2. TDK was established to engage in the commercial production of ferrite, and many of the products and technologies that TDK currently handles are derived from ferrite. Among TDK's strengths are materials technologies, which are used to develop electronic components from materials; process technologies, which are used to manufacture electronic components from developed materials; evaluation and simulation technologies, which are used to evaluate the developed materials and electronic components and circuits. TDK constantly strives to refine these core technologies and will concentrate its management assets in three areas that are expected to undergo rapid growth in the future: IT home electronic appliances, high-speed and large-capacity networks, and car electronics.

About the Environment and Corporate Ethics

Q1. What measures has TDK taken with respect to corporate ethics?
A1. In addition to strictly observing applicable laws and regulations, TDK has adopted the TDK Code of Ethics, a collection of specific action policies with which directors, corporate auditors, corporate officers, and employees of TDK as well as its consolidated subsidiaries are required to comply. Details concerning the code can be found at the following site. TDK Code of Conduct
Q2. What measures has TDK taken with respect to corporate governance?
A2.  TDK believes that in order to enhance corporate governance, it is extremely important that we increase fairness, impartiality, transparency, and compliance within management. TDK has an auditor system and invites outside directors and corporate auditors to serve on its boards (three out of seven directors and three out of five corporate auditors). TDK has created a corporate governance structure with a corporate officer system as well as a Compensation Advisory Committee, a Business Ethics and CSR Committee, and a Disclosure Advirory Committee. Additional information can be found at the following site. Corporate Governance
Q3. What social contributions activities does TDK undertake?
A3. As a corporate citizen, TDK has a strong awareness of the importance of acting in harmony with society. As a business, TDK seeks to consider what it can do for society and to conduct original social contributions activities based on "creativity" and "culture." The TDK group uses its various assets including employees, products, capital, and information in four fields: academic, research, and education; sports, art, and culture; environmental conservation; and social welfare and local community activities. TDK works in collaboration with non-profit organizations and non-governmental organizations to take proactive action on a global scale. Additional information can be found at the following site. Corporate Social Responsibility
Q4. What environmental activities does TDK undertake?
A4. TDK, positioning environmental preservation as one of its major challenges for management, formulated the "TDK Environmental Action 2010" environmental vision on which its environmental activities are based. In February 2011, "TDK Environmental Action 2020" was newly formulated to further improve TDK's environmental preservation activities.
Additional information can be found at the following site. Corporate Social Responsibility / For Environment

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