Notice of Fraudulent E-mails Requesting Changes in Payment Terms

The Mitsui Chemicals Group is aware that fraudsters are sending emails targeting our valued customers in Japan and overseas in an attempt to fraudulently redirect payments owed to the Mitsui Chemicals Group.

These persons/groups are using email addresses resembling those officially used by the Mitsui Chemicals Group and request payment to new or foreign bank accounts. The emails often contain genuine company names/logos, names of existing employees, and use of e-mail addresses resembling our official email addresses (xxxxx@mitsuichemicals.com).

Currently, this issue is not widespread. Nevertheless, we wish to inform our valued customers of this payment scam and ask them to take necessary precautions. If you should receive any communication requesting an unexpected change to current payment conditions or methods, especially requests to make remittances to new bank accounts instead of the one currently in use, we ask that you notify your contact person at the Mitsui Chemicals Group by telephone or telefax to verify the matter before taking any payment actions.

We thank you for your continued cooperation and patronage of our products and services.