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Mitsui accepting voluntary cash offer for BALtrans Holdings Limited

Feb. 13, 2008


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Mitsui & Co., Ltd ("Mitsui") announced today that Mitsui has accepted a voluntary conditional cash offer for BALtrans Holdings Limited ("BALtrans") offered by Toll (BVI) Limited and sold all its 75,875,125 shares (24.278% of total issued shares) for approximately HK$588million (approx. JPY 8.1billion).
This sale dissolves Mitsui's shareholders alliance with BALtrans. However, Mitsui will tie up with strong partners and expand our global logistics network in Asia.

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Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
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