Mitsubishi becomes Toyo Tire’s largest shareholder – collaboration to intensify

1st November 2018 | 0 Comments
 
Mitsubishi becomes Toyo Tire’s largest shareholder – collaboration to intensify
Mitsubishi personnel will be seconded to Toyo’s headquartered (pictured) as well as its sales subsidiaries

Through a new arrangement with Mitsubishi Corporation (Mitsubishi), Toyo Tire & Rubber (Toyo) aims to “survive and remain viable” during the “unprecedented transformation” currently occurring in the automotive industry. The two parties have entered into a business alliance agreement that involves Mitsubishi increasing its shareholding in Toyo from 3.05 per cent to 20 per cent. Toyo will issue Mitsubishi 26,931,956 new shares via a third-party allotment that will be paid in between 15 January and 28 June 2019. With this share acquisition, Mitsubishi becomes Toyo’s largest shareholder.

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