2011 Tohoku - Pacific Ocean Earthquake Impact on ITOCHU Operations

March 14, 2011

We would like to express our heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families of the 2011 Tohoku – Pacific Ocean Earthquake.

Due to continuing aftershocks and given the situation, we will minimize operations at our Tohoku Branch. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and appreciate your understanding.

We sincerely hope for the earliest recovery of the afflicted areas.