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Q  When were you established?
A  British engineer E.H. Hunter founded Osaka Iron Works as a proprietorship in the Ajikawa area of Osaka in April 1881. The business was then incorporated as Osaka Iron Works Incorporated in May 1934. The name changed to Hitachi Zosen Corporation in March 1943.
Q  When did you go public?
A  We went public in May 1949. Our stocks are currently listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Q  What is your securities code and sector?
A  Our securities code is 7004. We are listed in the machinery sector.
Q  Who is your shareholder registry administrator?
A  Our shareholder registry administrator is Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation. The administrator's place of business is as follows:
Address: 3-6-3 Fushimi-machi, Chuo-ku, Osaka 541-8502 Japan
Phone: 0120-094-777 (Osaka Stock Transfer Agency)
Q  What are your share-related procedures such as for registering a change of address, buying additional shares to create a unit, and selling odd-lot shares?
A  Please contact your account management institution (e.g., securities firm), which handles all share-related procedures.
For procedures related to shares recorded in our special account*, please contact Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking.
Requests for forms for procedures related to shares recorded in our special account are accepted via the following numbers, and 24 hours on the Internet.
Phone (toll free in Japan) 0120-244-479 (Tokyo Stock Transfer Agency)
0120-684-479 (Osaka Stock Transfer Agency)
Website (in Japanese)

* Special account
With the implementation of the electronic share certificate system (January 5, 2009), Hitachi Zosen opened a special account at Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation to preserve the rights of shareholders who do not use the system.

Q  Do you have a special benefit plan for shareholders?
A  No, we do not have a special benefit plan for shareholders.
Q  What is your management plan?
A  Please see our long-term vision "Hitz 2030 Vision" and our medium-term management plan
"Change & Growth"