Dartmouth College/Establishment of Mitsui Endowed Professorship Fund

Sep. 15, 2011

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Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Masami Iijima; hereinafter "Mitsui") agreed with Dartmouth College (Hanover, New Hampshire, United States; hereinafter "Dartmouth") to establish the Mitsui Endowed Professorship Fund and made a donation of total 3 million US Dollars to Dartmouth.

A member of the Ivy League, Dartmouth was established in 1769 making it the ninth oldest college in the United States. Mitsui has been sending staff to Dartmouth over the past 50 years, and the college has deep historic ties with Mitsui.

The Mitsui Endowed Professor will teach a course related to the politics, economy, history, and/or sociology of modern Japan. As part of its social contribution activities and through research on issues faced by modern Japan, Mitsui hopes to contribute to the development of students who have a deep understanding of Japan and who can actively engage in a global environment.

Mitsui hopes to further strengthen the relationship with Dartmouth, and also to continue various social contribution activities in Japan and overseas in order to develop citizens with global perspectives.

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 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, 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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