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Mitsui to Make MITSUI FOOD its Wholly Owned Subsidiary by Share Exchange

Dec. 19, 2012


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Mitsui & Co., Ltd. ("Mitsui," Head office: Tokyo, President & CEO: Masami Iijima) announced that, in the decision made at the meeting of the Board of Directors held on December 19, 2012, Mitsui has resolved to execute a share exchange ("Share Exchange") with Mitsui as the wholly owning parent company and MITSUI FOOD CO., LTD. ("MITSUI FOOD") as the wholly owned subsidiary. A share exchange agreement with the effective date as of February 5, 2013 was concluded between Mitsui and MITSUI FOOD today.

The Share Exchange will be executed through a short-form share exchange procedure under the provisions of Article 796, Paragraph 3 of the Companies Act, without obtaining approval of the general shareholders' meeting of Mitsui.

This Share Exchange is not expected to have any significant impact on Mitsui's financial results.

Notice:
This announcement contains forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on Mitsui's current assumptions, expectations and beliefs in light of the information currently possessed by it and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors may cause Mitsui's actual results, financial position or cash flows to be materially different from any future results, financial position or cash flows expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors referred to above include, but are not limited to, those contained in Mitsui's latest Annual Securities Report and Quarterly Securities Report, and Mitsui undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements.
This announcement 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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For inquiries on this matter, please contact

Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
Investor Relations Division
Telephone: +81-3-3285-7910
Facsimile: +81-3-3285-9821
infoTKADZ@mitsui.com
Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
Corporate Communications Division
Kayo Kobayashi
Telephone: +81-3-3285-7618
Facsimile: +81-3-3285-9819