Announcement Concerning the Shelf Registration of Share Purchase Warrants
June 27, 2007
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (the "Company") announces that the Board of Directors, at its meeting on June 27, 2007, decided to file a shelf registration statement with the Japanese regulatory authorities for possible issuances of share purchase warrants. Details of this shelf registration statement are as follows:
1. Type of securities:
Share purchase warrants
2. Issuable period:
2 years from the effective date of the shelf registration
(from July 5, 2007 to July 4, 2009)
3. Method of offering:
Gratis issue to shareholders
4. Issuable amount:
320 million yen
(Issuable amount is the total amount to be paid upon exercise of all share purchase warrants. The issue price of a share purchase warrant is zero yen.)
The Board of Directors has adopted takeover defense measures against attempts of mass acquisition of the Company's shares (the "Plan") at its meeting on February 6, 2007. The Plan was subsequently submitted for affirmation at the 72nd Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of the Company held on March 27, 2007. Finally, the Board of Directors determined the details of the Plan at its meeting held on the same day.
This shelf registration enables the Company to promptly issue its share purchase warrants gratis, whenever it may deem such an issuance necessary in accordance with the Plan.
Refer to the following news releases on the Company's website for specifics on the takeover defense measures against attempts of mass acquisition of the Company's shares.