Sakai, Japan: Foxconn Vice Chairman Tai Jeng-wu said on Saturday he wanted Sharp Corp to use part of the funds it will raise from the Taiwan firm`s investment in it to buy back its headquarters in Osaka, western Japan.
Tai was speaking at a news conference in Sakai, near Sharp`s headquarters, along with Foxconn Chief Executive Terry Gou and Sharp President Kozo Takahashi, following the formal signing of Foxconn`s takeover of the loss-making Japanese display maker.
After a month of wrangling over price, Foxconn, formally known as Hon Hai Precision Industry Co, this week agreed to take over the loss-making display maker at a big discount to its original offer. Foxconn is set to take a two-thirds stake in Sharp for about $3.5 billion (388.8 billion yen).
Strapped for cash, Sharp sold the building housing its headquarters earlier this year and has been renting out the property.
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