Acquisition of common stock issued by Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation

May 30, 2008

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Mitsui announced today that it has determined to acquire Mitsubishi Aircraft Corporation ("MJET")'s common shares to be newly issued by MJET on 30 May, 2008 in the following manner:

No. of stocks acquired 500 stocks
Acquisition cost J. Yen 5 billion
Acquisition schedule May 30, 2008: 350 stocks
April 1, 2009: 150 stocks

Mitsui will utilize their expertise in and knowledge of aviation business around the world and contribute to MJET's operation from a mid/long-term standpoint.

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Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
Corporate Communications Division
Telephone: +81-3-3285-7596
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