The Extraordinary General Meeting held on July 29th decided to change the structure of our Exchange from a membership organization to a stock company (demutualization).
Based on the approval from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), The Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) will become the first for-profit commodity exchange in Japan on December 1st, 2008.
As a result of the demutualization, we anticipate that the speed of our decision-making process increases as well as flexible fund raising becomes feasible.
The list of 10 Directors in total after the demutualization is, as follows
(in alphabetical order by last names);