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KOLON INDUSTRIES FnC PROFILE 2014 ENG


Contents History

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Vision

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Group Overview

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Financial Highlights

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Portfolio

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Global Brands

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National Brands

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Globalization

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Design Design Collaboration Collaboration

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Business Overview / FnC

History

1954 Founder Won-Man Lee established Kolon Trading Group.

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1960’s Kolon became the leading manufacturer of poly and nylon fibers.

Entered chemical industry and began producting petrochemicals, resins, and industrial materials to complement its textile business.

1970’s

1980’s

Kolon corporatation reorga subsidaries to Kolon Indus in December 31, 2009.Kol a holding company to bette reflect its business mandat and synergies.

Participated in Korea’s largest development projects such as Olympic Sports Complex.

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Kolon Industries FnC at GT Tower

Evolving into a leading Global Fashion and Culture Company The history of Kolon Group began in 1954 as a pioneer of the Korean nylon industry. Since then, Kolon has embraced innovation and change to revolutionize Korea’s garment and fashion industry and expanded its reach into chemicals, construction, pharmaceuticals, and leisure services. Kolon Industries, Inc., the largest subsidiary of Kolon Group, recorded revenue of 10.5 billion USD in 2013. Kolon Industries FnC alone generated 1.3 billion USD. Kolon Industries FnC has played a quintessential role in the development of Korea’s fashion industry. Today, it is one of the nation’s leading fashion powerhouses, thriving in providing customers with the most fashionable and reliable products based on best-in-class brand management and business expertise. With the increasing worldwide attention on Kolon's fashion brands, Kolon Industries FnC has been moving closer to realizing its vision of becoming a leader and a trendsetter not only in Korea’s fashion sector but also on a worldwide scale.

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Vision

Kolon Group is innovating lifestyles by providing products and services that make life better.

What is Lifestyle Innovator?

Kolon Group’s vision is ushering in a new era while taking powerful strides towards the future. The new Kolon vision is to become a ‘Lifestyle Innovator’ that provides goods and services to improve the quality of people’s lives.

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philosophy

Individual Excellence

Uniqueness

First Choice of Customers

What is One&Only?

Our value system can be summed up as ‘One & Only’. We believe our organization is unique and special to which ‘One & Only’ expresses our approach to business: We must earn the trust and loyalty of our customers by striving for perfection in everything we do.

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Group Overview

Industrial Materials

Electronic Materials

Chemical Produce

Fashion & Culture

o Airbags

o Films : Polyester,

Airbags Resins o Hydrocarbon

o Outdoor Brand

Technical Resin Yarn o Epoxy

o Menswear

o Tire Cords

o Technical Yarn

o Artificial Leather o SPB

o Aramid

o Micocell

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Nylon, Coated, Light Diffuser, Prism, Micro-lens, Dry Resist

o Light Diffuser Plate o Light Guide Plate

o Positive Photoresist o Overcoat o Micocell

Tire Cords Resin o Phenolic

Artificial Leather o PU/TPU SPB Products o GRP

o Aramid

o Micocell

o Sport & Golfwear o Womenswear o Casual Wear o Accessories

o Premium Brands


Fashion Company

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“ At Kolon Industries FnC, we redefine the fashion industry. ”

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2013 Financial Statement (Unit: billion USD)

1.4 2013

1.2 2012

1.1 2011

1.0 2010

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Won-Dollar exchange rate (as of December 2013) USD 1 = KRW 1,051


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Selling high-end consumer goods to Korea’s most discerning buyers We offer our customers a wide selection of quality products, including global luxury brands such as Marc Jacobs, Marc by Marc Jacobs, and Berluti as well as our own beautifully-designed national brands. Our fashion business is in continuous pursuit of achieving market-leading growth and profitability through emphasis on global expansion. Each year, we strive to establish even deeper roots in each of our major markets. Our primary goal is to function as a productive new growth engine for the company’s future success.

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Brand Portfolio

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Global Brands PREMIUM

CONTEMPORARY

Licensed Brands MENSWEAR

GOLFWEAR

Publication Rights

Publication Rights SPORTSWEAR

Domestic Brands OUTDOOR & SPORTS

WOMENSWEAR

ACCESSORIES

MENSWEAR

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With his trendsetting vision, Marc Jacobs predicts precisely what women wants to wear every season. The Parsons graduate founded his namesake line in 1986 with business partner Robert Duffy, and his collections are now characterized by urban styling, impeccable detailing and flawless structure. Marc Jacobs continues to be known for surprising people with dramatic changes in mood and silhouette from season to season but maintains strong design signatures including polka dots, exposed zippers, unfinished hems and oversized snaps and buttons.

From the moment Marc Jacobs' diffusion line was launched in 2001, fashion followers have been queuing up to get a piece of the ready-to-wear action. The Marc by Marc Jacobs collection includes many of the designer's coveted details, including vintage lines, girly details like puff sleeves and quirky oversized buttons. His cult brand of retro-chic is also stamped on a must-have accessories line, which includes bags, shoes and off-beat timepieces.

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The LVMH-owned Paris brand, which started out as a bootmaker in 1985, has been relaunched under the creative direction of Alessandro Sartori and seeks to rediscover the points of origin of the gentlemen style. Each and every day in the Berluti workshops, with patience and virtuosity, master tailors and cutters turn leather and cloth into bespoke and ready-to-wear collections. Perfection of cut and construction, attention to detail and a taste for elegance with a touch of fantasy are the genetic heritage of the House. The result has consistentluy has been shoes of incomparable comfort and elegance.

A view of recent Berluti at Galleria Department store. 16


Leading hybrid sports brand was launched in 1981 as a licensed brand in South Korea. Kolon Industries FnC took over the trademark of Head to enhance its position with high-technology products through constant research and development. HEAD is a youthful lifestyle brand, offering smart, affordable hybrid sportswear that brings newness and style to life. Each collection is infused with a rich and colourful palette combined with the highest-quality fabrics that are suitable for sports. By utilizing its large distribution network and pursing aggressive sports marketing, Head enhances its populartiy among customers with continous investment and offering solid products into the market.

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Italian footwear brand, Geox famed in the early 1990s on his own belief in his idea and product “breathing shoes�. The Geox Group now operates in the footwear and apparel industry within 68 countries, carrying out its own mission - "To convert people into consumers of breathing products". Geox offers dress and casual footwear for men, women and kids. With it's superior technologies and supreme designs, Geox continues to expand in the Korean market.

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Established in 1978, Henry Cotton's takes its name from one of Britain's top golfers, who was known for his elegant style and impeccable taste in clothing. With the successful launch of creating a revolutionary jacket in leather and oiled fabric, that became the brand's distinctive feature - it represents a taste that will prove the success of Henry Cotton's over time. The brand embraces the ideals of Henry Cotton's lifestyle, offering men's and women's clothing for those who seek to carry off an individual look that still remains utterly classic.

Launched in 1985 in Korea as a lincensed brand, Jack Nicklaus satisfies customer desires for elegance and functionality. With the best-class brand management of Kolon Industires FnC, Jack Nicklaus has manintained its dominant position not only in Korea but also in China. Until not long ago, Jack Nicklaus has been producing 'Signature' and 'Performance' line and the recent launch of 'N.Story' and 'Vita' line successfully appealed to younger customers by offering a product of highest quality and a unique blend of style and high tech function.

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First flagship store opened in 2013 at Gangnam.

Kolon Sport is a genuine outdoor brand emphasizing on technologies, functionalities and zest in fashion. Since 1973, Kolon Sport has been acknowledged as a leading outdoor brand which helps people to communicate with nature in every occasion. Nowadays it boasts the fashion aspect by working with French designer, Jean Colonna as a creative designer. Beyond outdoor market, Kolon Sport pushes forward with constant R&D development and innovation to become an exceptional lifestyle brand.

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A renowned Chinese actress Tang Wei(left) and a famous K-POP idol group EXO play a major role as a face of Kolon Sport.

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The premium golfwear brand, ELORD was launched in 1990 with the concept of creating extraordinary value of golf emotion. For the past 24 years, ELORD has always been the leader of golfwear and has been one step ahead among its competitors. ELORD represents today's lifestyle. It is a spirit and an attitude towards life. The woman is free and modern; the man is unique and active. It is a complete universe of elegance, comfort and style, housed in an extraordinarily refined space. Today, ELORD products are chic and fashionable representing innovation, quality, authenticity, value and a truly distinctive apparel for golfers.

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Elord Hills Flagship Store Opened its first flagship store in 2009. Our Customers love for its rare chicness as a golfwear brand.

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Couronne debuted in the 2009 by Korean designer, Kate Seok who has more than 20 years of experience in fashion industry. The brand made an immediate impact for designing leathergoods in unparalleled unique styles. Over the years, Couronne has always favored a sober, simple and elegant style. The brand has continued to invest in research and technology to assure constant innovation across all its lines. Couronne has continued to invest in product quality by employing a continual evolution of increasingly valuable, prestige hides, with a special focus on individual details. The brand has broadened its range with various collections and flashes to keep its stores continually updated. From its very beginnings to the present day, Couronne has developed their designs without ever losing sight of the values that have made the brand famous: Ongoing commitment to research and innovation, combined with a sense of modern luxury.

Flagship store opened in 2009 at Seoul's fashion district, Cheongdam.

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A view of Suecomma Bonnie store located in AK Plaza.

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Suecomma Bonnie is a brand launched in 2003 by Korea’s 1st generation shoe designer, Bonnie Lee. The brand was established with a determination to customize and personally make shoes that Lee Bo-hyun herself wanted to wear. The collections are handmade that uses high quality leather imported from Italy and Spain along with Swarovski crystals to capture the beauty that can only be expressed by women. Suecomma Bonnie has gained popularity among celebrities and fashion leaders in Korea since its foundation.

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Started in 2001 by launching the label Jardin de Chouette, the brand contains subtle combination of contemporary classic and hint of rock. The brand has long been a leading pioneer in womenswear, known for moving outside and ahead of trends in its industry. Continually attracting new fans from all around the world, the brand allows all women to feel pampered in every sense of the word, a world where original fashion merges with extraordinary art under the same roof, a place where various vibrant cultures blend in a unique style. From the must-have shoe to the lust-have bag and the hot-off-the-catwalk dress, all the essentials are ready to be snapped up at Jardin de Chouette.

Lucky Chouette is a contemporary street-wear line of the Jardin de Chouette luxury brand. A range of simple designs with a touch of fun is intended to target the younger generation providing street-style fashion available to each and every customers. 33


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Jardin de Chouette Atelier is located at Cheongdam. Lucky Chouette is currently within Harvey Nichols Hong Kong among other global brands.

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RE;CODE creates a new culture that can be shared with people though offering a valuable purchasing to limitwaste. With the products that become dead stock, RE;CODE incinerates them in order to secure its brand awareness. Collections at RE;CODE are redesigned via working with independent designers using not used goods that are already missed by consumers within a given period. From the de-constructing process to fully redesigned clothing, the brand drives the virtuous circle for nature and offers the great valuable consumption, but not waste.

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A view of first freestanding RE:CODE store in the heart of Itaewon at Series; Corner.

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Launched in 2007, Series is a comprehensive multi-brand label offering mix and match styling for urban casual look. While carrying its own label, Series pursues global branding that covers a wide range of origins, including Europe, Japan, and even local brands. Series recently opened an ultimate fashion and lifestyle destination, Series;Corner, housing some of the world’s most coveted designer brands from around the globle. On top of fashion, Series introduces various forms of lifestyle, including cafes, cosmetics, and livings that attracts the most discerning shoppers in South Korea.

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Customellow launched its first collection in 2009, to create gentlemen’s clothing that transcends time periods by reinterpreting men’s fashion through unique perspective and contemporary spirit. Customellow has released a total of ten collections, appealing to men who value their taste for understated but significant, subtle yet impressive outfits. The collections are based on classic items that anyone can wear, but presents the wearer with a new style and a youthful sensibility. In 2014 S/S Collection, Customellow introduced its very own women’s line, ‘Gentee’ with the concept of Gentle Lady. Classical sentiment and smooth details have been reflected on this new line.

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Merged with Kolon Industries FnC in 2007, Cambrige Members is known for its authentic British style, but with a distinctive take to keep things fresh. Cambrige Member’s British clothing ranges from tailoring, through formal wear, business wear to smart casual wear together with associated accessories.

The fashion statements made by collections of Brentwood succeed in capturing new trends each season. Fashion created for a variety of people, to meet the most exact demands for any occasion, gives Brentwood customers confidence.

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GGIO II has long been a leader in sophisticated modern fashion. Total dedication, top quality materials and a clever mix of textures and styles are the keystones of the GGIO II. Taking its own unique creative concept as the base, GGIO II designs for urban, elegant and contemporary customers. Providing the collection in a afforable price, the brand has secured its position as a leading menswear brand.

Sophisticated and trendsetting, SPASSO’s inspiring concept of uncompromised quality and constant innovation roots back to 2006. SPASSO is stylish and young, yet traditional. The collections have expanded rapidly since its beginnings as a menswear brand by allowing the prices accessible to the average consumers.

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GLOBALIZATION

Back in 1973, Kolon Sport was the first brand to introduce a divine outdoor apparel and equipment in South Korea. In 2006, Kolon Sport expanded its business to Chinese market. Since then, it is known for one of the fastest growing outdoor brands in China. Through a press presentation and various activities, Kolon Sport increases brand awareness which leads to become a prominent brand not only in South Korea but also in China.

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Currently operating 145 stores within 18 provinces in China (as of January 2014)

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Couronne is a contemporary leathgood brand founded in 2009. Two years after its launch, Couronne was noticed by Harrods, UK’s most prestigious department store for its perfect design with a mixture of simplicity and femininity. Invited by Harrods UK to open a pop-up store, it was an attention-grabbing debut for Couronne to introduce its label to the UK market. The brand also participated at KBEE Paris, KISS Japan, and Vendome Luxury Show Paris among other world recognized high-end luxury brands.

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Founded in 2003 by designer Bonnie Lee, her shoes have been loved by many celebrities in Korea for both its innovative design and comfortablility. Since its first boutique opening in Cheogdam-dong in Seoul, South Korea, it's been extened its sales in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ireland, USA and Middle East. Suecomma Bonnie continously participates at International Tradeshows such as Premiere Classe in Paris.

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GLOBALIZATION

The brand took a very first step through Capsule Berlin and Capsule Paris fashion tradeshows where all the world's most innovative and sought-after brands participates. In October 2013, deep in the heart of London in the luscious grounds of Regent’s Park, Re;Code has participated the annual Frieze Art Fair. Frieze London is one of the world's most influential contemporary art fairs that features the artwork of contemporary living artists. Re;Code has caught attention to cutting-edge exhibitors and the glamorous crowds to be one of the most forward-thinking fashion brand around the globe today.

Re;CODE participating at Frieze Art Fair London in October 2013.

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Lucky Chouette is a contemporary street-wear line of the Jardin de Chouette brand. Keeping with Jardin de Chouette’s design philosophy, Lucky Chouette translates a typically masculine design into something more feminine, delicate, and flirty. The playful and whimsical designs have captured the hearts of top retailes in Hong Kong. In 2012, Lucky Chouette managed to be part of Harvey Nichols and I.T Hong Kong. As it constantly gain worldwide attention, Lucky Chouette respectively continues to expand its stores, services and niches prudently.

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GLOBALIZATION

Launched in 2009, customellow quickly became everyone’s favorite contemporary brand among other menswear brands in South Korea. The brand took a step forward by announcing its name among world’s high-end contemporary brands and premium street wear labels at Capsule Show and Bread and Butter Fair. The brand is also being sold at Harvey Nichols, one of the most prestige department store in Hong Kong.

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Since it’s launch of the vintage classic inspired brand, Series was the first to join the Pitti Uomo fashion tradeshow in Italy. Pitti Uomo is the world's most important platform for men's clothing and accessories, and for launching new projects in men's fashion. Gathering crowds of editors, menswear enthusiasts and most importantly retailers, Pitti Uomo sets the stage for brands to put their latest collections on exhibit. Among the upscale brands, Series attracted the crowds by bringing a solid lineup of looks and gained worldwide exposures.

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Design Collaboration


Design Collaboration

JEAN COLONNA

Internationally well-known French fashion designer who previously worked at Pierre Balmain and collaborated with Thierry Mugler and Jean Paul Gaultier. Kolon Sport has been collaborating with designer Jean Colonna since 2010 Fall/Winter collection. With Jean Colonna, Kolon Sport transformed with a new slogan, 'Your Best Way to Nature', introducing chic and proactive design in outdoor market.

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MITSUKU SAGAKUCHI

Designed apparel and accesory lines of Untitle and Hillclick brands. Began design collaboration with ELORD from 2009 Fall/Winter Collection.

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“ Our goal is to establish an international network outside of Korea encompassing Europe, China, SOUTH EAST ASIA and beyond. ”


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