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Integration of Distributor of Construction Equipment and Service Company for Mining Equipment in Mexico

Apr. 5, 2016


Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
Komatsu Ltd.


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As announced in the news release of December 15, 2015, Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (President and CEO: Tatsuo Yasunaga) (hereinafter "Mitsui") and Komatsu Ltd. (President and CEO: Tetsuji Ohashi) (hereinafter "Komatsu") started a new distributorship business in Mexico on April 1, 2016, which covers both construction and mining equipment, by integrating construction equipment distributorship business in Mexico of Komatsu Maquinarias Mexico S.A. de C.V., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Komatsu held through its group companies, into Road Machinery Co., S.A. de C.V., a joint venture company between Mitsui group and Komatsu group (equity stakes: 40% by Mitsui group and 60% by Komatsu group) whose business is to provide service for Komatsu mining equipment in Mexico.

Mitsui and Komatsu position Mexico as an important market for its construction and mining equipment business, and are working for further growth by managing this distributor which covers both construction and mining equipment under Komatsu's leadership.

Mitsui and Komatsu expect minimal effect on their respective consolidated business results from the integration above.

Outline of the distributor after integration

Name Komatsu Maquinarias Mexico S.A. de C.V.
(Road Machinery Co., S.A. de C.V. plans to change its name to the above.)
Established 1991
Located Mexico City, Mexico D.F., The United Mexican States
Representative Mr. Manuel Eduardo Bennett Olivares
Line of business Sales and product support for Komatsu construction and mining equipment
Equity Stakes 40% by Mitsui group and 60% by Komatsu group
Number of employees About 850 persons

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For inquiries on this matter, please contact

Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
Corporate Communications Division
Akihiro Tamo
Telephone: +81-3-3285-6645
Facsimile: +81-3-3285-9819
Komatsu Ltd.
Corporate Communications
Telephone: +81-3-5561-2616
Facsimile: +81-3-3505-9662