Acom (アコム Akomu?, TYO: 8572) is one of Japan's largest consumer loan companies, or sarakin. The name "Acom" stands for Affection, Confidence and Moderation. The company was founded by Masao Kinoshita, who was later replaced by his eldest son Kyosuke Kinoshita, the current chairman of the company. In addition to providing loans, Acom issues credit cards.
The founders (Maruito/Kinoshita) control about 40% of the shares, another 40% are controlled by MUFG. The company stock is thus very tightly held.
|Entity||percentage of total shares|
|Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.||36.88%|
|Maruito Shokusan Co., Ltd.||17.13%|
|Maruito Co., Ltd.||7.86%|
|Kinoshita Memorial Foundation||5.77%|
|Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd.||2.49%|
|Maruito Shoten Co., Ltd.||2.42%|
|Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking||1.97%|
|NOBUKA CO., LTD.||1.87%|
- "アコムについて" (in Japanese). Retrieved 2008-05-10.
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