News Releases 2002

Notice Concerning Acquisition of Own Shares

December 4, 2002
Kuraray Co., Ltd..

This is to inform you that, in accordance with the provisions of Article 210 of the Commercial Code of Japan, the Company implemented the acquisition of its own shares as shown below.

Description of Purchase

1. Purchasing period
from November 13 to December 4, 2002
2. Number of shares acquired
3. Total cost of purchase
4. Purchasing method
ordinary market transaction


1.Details of the resolution of the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders held on June 27, 2002

(1). Type of shares to be acquired
common stock of Kuraray Co., Ltd.
(2). Maximum number of shares allowed for acquisition
(3). Maximum allowable purchase cost
30 billion yen

2.Total of own shares purchased by December 4, 2002

(1). Total number of shares acquired
(2). Total cost of purchase