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A timeline of the Malaysia Project and Tokuyama Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. (hereinafter, “Tokuyama Malaysia”)

September, 2014
Samalaju Site
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Inauguration ceremony was held.

January, 2014
Samalaju Site
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Construction of the second plant is completed.

March, 2013
Samalaju Site
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The first plant is near completion.

May 30, 2012
Signing ceremony for Power Purchase Agreement (PPA).
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A signing ceremony was held to celebrate Tokuyama's Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with Sarawak Energy Bhd., a power company in Sarawak State, Malaysia. The supply of electricity began in June.

February 16, 2012
Construction of the second plant begins.
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Tokuyama Malaysia holds a safety function to start the construction of the second plant.

February 15, 2012
The plant as of February 2012.
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The plant’s control room is under construction.

February 1, 2012
The Samalaju Technical Training Centre commences operations.
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Onsite technical training for Tokuyama Malaysia’s employees begins.

December 22, 2011
Photograph (Fixed point) at the construction site.
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Plant construction progresses smoothly.

September 28, 2011
The distillation towers are a distinctive feature of the plant.
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The plant as of September 2011

July 1, 2011
Technical training in Japan begins for employees hired by Tokuyama Malaysia.
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A training program at Tokuyama Corporation’s Technical Training Center.

May 12-13, 2011
The president of Tokuyama Corporation outlines details of the second plant at a Tokyo press conference with 20,000 tonnes annual production capacity.

Tokuyama Corporation announces its plan to construct a second plant in Malaysia.

May 3, 2011
Tokuyama Malaysia concludes a basic agreement for the purchase of electrical power.
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The electricity for the plant will be provided by the Bakun Dam, one of the largest dams in Southeast Asia.

February 16, 2011
Tokuyama Malaysia holds a groundbreaking ceremony in Bintulu commemorating the start of construction of the first plant.
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The groundbreaking ceremony officiated by the Chief Minister of Sarawak is attended by 5,000 guests.

December 6, 2010
Photograph (Fixed point) at the Samalaju Industrial Park construction site.
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Land cleared for construction.

August 30, 2010
Tokuyama Malaysia’s Bintulu Branch commences operations.
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A ceremony commemorating the Bintulu Branch’s opening held on September 29.

November 2, 2009
Tokuyama Malaysia’s head office commences operations in Kuching, the capital city of Sarawak in Malaysia.
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Tokuyama Malaysia’s head office.

August 11, 2009
The Malaysia Project commences.
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Construction site for the new factory at the Samalaju Industrial Park.

November 27, 2008
Tokuyama Corporation announces plans for the construction of polycrystalline silicon plant in Malaysia at the proposed Samalaju Industrial Park, which will be Tokuyama’s first polycrystalline silicon factory outside Japan.
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Tokuyama Corporation and representatives from the Malaysian government hold a joint press conference.

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