Kuraray Co., Ltd. hereby announces that the Japan Fair Trade Commission carried out an on-site inspection of the Company today. The inspection is being carried out in connection with bidding involving the procurement of textile products supplied to Japan’s Acquisition, Technology & Logistics Agency to confirm its competitiveness.

Kuraray takes the fact that it has become the subject of an on-site inspection very seriously and is committed to fully cooperating in the commission’s investigation.