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Mitsui transferred its shares in Kyushu Oil Co., Ltd.

Aug. 22, 2008


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Mitsui & Co., Ltd. ("Mitsui") announced today that Mitsui and all other shareholders of Kyushu Oil Co., Ltd. ("Kyushu Oil") transferred their entire shareholdings in Kyusyu Oil to Kyushu Oil itself and Nippon Oil Corporation as part of a merger plan of Nippon Oil Corporation and Kyushu Oil. Mitsui's after-tax proceeds from this transaction are estimated to be Yen 4.9 billion.

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Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
Investor Relations Division
Telephone: +81-3-3285-7910
Facsimile: +81-3-3285-9819
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Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
Corporate Communications Division
Telephone: +81-3-3285-7596
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