Acquisition of preferred stock issued by Japan Airline Corporation

Feb. 29, 2008

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Mitsui has determined to acquire shares of Type A Stock, non-voting preferred shares, convertible into the Japan Airline Corporation("JAL")'s common shares ("Preferred Stock"), to be newly issued by JAL on 29 Feb, 2008 in the following manner:

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No. of stocks acquired 80,000,000
Acquisition cost Yen 20 billion
Acquisition schedule March 17, 2008
Outstanding of owned JAL's stocks   Owned stocks Type
Pre-transaction 11,738,354 Common Stocks
Post-transaction 80,000,000
Preferred Stocks
Common Stocks

Mitsui considers JAL to be one of the most important business partners with a long term historical business relationship. Mitsui believes this acquisition will contribute to JAL's "FY2008-2010 Mid-Term Revival Plan" announced on February 29, 2008 enabling Mitsui to strengthen the relationship with JAL. Through this transaction, Mitsui envisages developing new business with JAL in future.

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Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
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