ITOCHU Announces the Decision Regarding Holding of the Company’s 96th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders

May 15, 2020

ITOCHU Corporation (headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo; Yoshihisa Suzuki, President & COO; hereinafter “ITOCHU”) announced today that, because society is currently in a critical phase to completely and thoroughly contain the spread of the new coronavirus, ITOCHU found it necessary to significantly reduce the size of ITOCHU’s 96th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders, to be held only with the officers of the Company, without the attendance of shareholders, after careful consideration based on “Q&A Related to the Operation of General Meeting of Shareholders” (the latest update on April 28, 2020) by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry and the Ministry of Justice, and “Extraordinary Convocation Notice Model of the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders considering the spread of COVID-19” (dated April 28, 2020) by the Japan Business Federation. This was a difficult decision made with highest priority put on the health of shareholders and stakeholders

In addition to the Notice of the 96th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders, ITOCHU will be sending shareholders a booklet enclosed containing the business results and items in which shareholders might be interested, presented simply and in an easy-to-understand manner, to allow them to fully understand the state of the Company and to be able to exercise their voting rights in advance even though they are requested to refrain from attending the meeting.


Date 10 a.m., Friday, June 19, 2020
Place Osaka Headquarters of ITOCHU Corporation