Mitsui & Co., Ltd. ("Mitsui", head office: Tokyo, President and CEO: Masami Iijima) announced today that the delisting of its American Depositary Shares ("ADS") from The NASDAQ Stock Market ("NASDAQ") was completed as scheduled on April 25 (hereinafter local time in the U.S.), following the filing of a Form 25 on April 15 with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") for its delisting and deregistration. In addition, Mitsui has filed a Form 15F with the SEC on April 25 to terminate its registration of its common stock under the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934, as amended and the rules promulgated thereunder (the "Exchange Act").
1. The delisting date
April 25, 2011
2. Stock Exchanges Listings Maintained
The Tokyo Stock Exchange, Osaka Stock Exchange, Nagoya Stock Exchange, Sapporo Securities Exchange, and Fukuoka Stock Exchange.
Mitsui intends to maintain its American Depositary Receipt program in the U.S., and therefore anticipates that its ADSs will continue to be traded in the U.S. through the over-the-counter market. The deregistration will become effective on July 14, 90 days after the filing of Form 25 with the SEC. Mitsui's reporting obligation under the Exchange Act was suspended by the filing of Form 15F with the SEC and will be terminated on July 24, 90 days after the filing of such form. The anticipated effective dates may be delayed if the SEC objects or requests an extended review or for other reasons.
4. Contact information for Mitsui's ADRs
Citibank Shareholder Services
Shareholder Service Representatives are available Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time in the U.S.
This press release includes forward-looking statements about Mitsui. These forward-looking statements are based on the current assumptions and beliefs of Mitsui in light of the information currently available to it, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Such risks, uncertainties and other factors may cause Mitsui's actual results, performance, achievements or financial position to be materially different from any future results, performance, achievements or financial position expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. The risks, uncertainties and other factors referred to above include, but are not limited to, those contained in Mitsui's latest annual report on Form 20-F, which has been filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
This press release 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.