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Message from the President

Since its founding, Sojitz has never ceased to pursue new challenges and further growth, while learning from the past.

In recent years, we have worked to create businesses with stable revenue, or “clusters of revenue-generating business” by constructing earnings foundations with market resilience—a challenge faced by trading companies—and implementing a 9-division framework in FY2016 to more swiftly achieve value creation.

We have also achieved greater speed in management decisions made at the front lines of the business, which has increased our earnings capacity, and allowed us to establish a strong earnings foundation over the course of the previous medium-term management plan.

Sojitz announced its “Medium-term Management Plan 2020 ~Commitment to Growth~” in May 2018 with the aim of accumulating greater clusters of revenue-generating business. We plan to build on our past initiatives to expand Sojitz’s earnings capacity to achieve stable growth, and focus on new challenges aimed at further development. This approach is expressed in the plan’s subtitle, “Commitment to Growth.”

Continuing to take on new challenges is integral to the Sojitz spirit. In doing so, we seek to maximize our two types of value –“value for Sojitz” and “value for society”—to realize sustainable growth and create a more prosperous society.

June 2018
President & CEO

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