Mitsui & Co.(U.S.A.) to Merge with Mitsui Steel Holdings

Oct. 5, 2007

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Our wholly owned subsidiary Mitsui & Co.(U.S.A.),Inc.("Mitsui USA") has completed on October 1, 2007, to merge with Mitsui Steel Holdings, Inc.("MSH") an investment and management vehicle for our steel products business in the North America.
MSH was established on December 1, 2005 by both Mitsui USA (80%) and Mitsui & Co., Ltd.(20%).
This merger was conducted in order to carry forward our steel products business strategy though the change in our management environment in the North America, as well as to maintain and to further build up our adequate internal control over our investment and management there.

This press release includes forward-looking statements about Mitsui. These forward-looking statements are based on the current assumptions and beliefs of Mitsui in light of the information currently available to it, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors may cause Mitsui's actual results, performance, achievements or financial position to be materially different from any future results, performance, achievements or financial position expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. The risks, uncertainties and other factors referred to above include, but are not limited to, those contained in Mitsui's latest annual report on Form 20-F, which has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release is published in order to publicly announce specific facts stated above, and does not constitute a solicitation of investments or any similar act inside or outside of Japan, regarding the shares, bonds or other securities issued by us.


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Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
Investor Relations Division
Telephone: +81-3-3285-7910
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Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
Corporate Communications Division
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