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Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc.

MITSUI USA GIVES $50,000 AND MATCHES ALL EMPLOYEE DONATIONS DOLLAR-FOR-DOLLAR TO SUPPORT RELIEF EFFORTS FOR HISTORIC FLOODING IN COLOMBIA, SOUTH AMERICA

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Dec. 21, 2010


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New York - Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. (Mitsui USA), on behalf of Mitsui Americas, announced today a $50,000 contribution to aid relief efforts in Colombia, South America, in response to the historic flooding this year.

Additionally, Mitsui USA will make a special dollar-for-dollar match for Mitsui USA's and its qualified group companies' employee donations for relief operations in Colombia.

Mitsui US's donations will help the American Red Cross provide support and assistance to the Red Cross effort in Columbia, such as emergency evacuations, search and rescue activities, first aid and blood donations, damage and needs assessments, and distribution of relief items including safe water. The Columbian Red Cross Society is leading this relief effort and Mitsui Americas is pleased to help through the American Red Cross.

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For inquiries on this matter, please contact

Mr. Shinichi Hirabayashi
Public Affairs Officer
Tel. (212) 878-4072