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Historical Highlights

1908 Feb Founded as Kawamura Ink Manufactory 1937 Mar Incorporated Dainippon Printing Ink Manufacturing 1950 May Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange 1962 Oct Merged with Japan Reichhold, changed Company name to Dainippon Ink and Chemicals 1986 Dec Acquired Sun Chemical’s Graphic Art Material Dept. 1987 Sep Acquired Reichhold Chemicals, Inc. 1999 Dec Acquired Totalfina S.A.’s Printing Ink Dept. (Coates) 2005 Sep Sold Reichhold 2008 Apr Changed Company name to DIC Corporation 2009 Oct Established DIC Graphics, joint venture with Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd.(DNP) integrating DIC’s domesitic printing ink buisiness and DNP’s printing ink