Mitsui Chemicals

Outline of Mitsui and Sumitomo

As of end September 2000 (on a consolidated basis)

1. Company Name Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. Sumitomo Chemical Company., Ltd.
2. Business Scope Manufacture and sale of basic chemicals, polymers, functional & fine chemicals, engineered materials, etc. Manufacture and sale of basic chemicals, petrochemicals, fine chemicals, agricultural chemicals, pharmaceuticals, etc.
3. Date Incorporated July 1. 1955 June 1, 1925
4. Headquarters 2-5, Kasumigaseki, 3-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 5-33, Kitahama 4-chome, Chuo-ku, Osaka
5. Representative President Hiroyuki Nakanishi President Hiromasa Yonekura
6. Common Stocks - Issued ¥ 103,226 Million ¥ 84,751 Million
7. Number of Common Stocks Issued and Outstanding (Par Value) 789,156,353(¥ 50) 1,635,166,941(¥ 50)
8. Total Shareholders' Equity ¥342,617 Million ¥441,472 Million
9. Total Assets ¥1,218,915 Million ¥1,465,177 Million
10. Fiscal Year March 31 March 31
11. Employees 12,576 17,399
12. Major Shareholders and Shareholding Ratio 1.The Sakura Bank, Ltd. 4.99%
2.Toray Industries, Inc. 4.74%
3.The Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co., Ltd (Trust account) 4.00%
4. The Chuo Mitsui Trust and Banking Company, Ltd. 3.67%
5. Mitsui Mutual Life Insurance Co. 4.99%
1.Sumitomo Life Insurance Co. 4.99%
2. Nippon Life Insurance Company 7.37%
3. The Sumitomo Trust &Banking Co., Ltd. (Trust account) 6.66%
4. The Sumitomo Bank, Ltd. 3.67%
5. The Chuo Mitsui Trust and Banking Company, Ltd. 3.73%
13. Major Banks The Sakura Bank, Ltd., The Industrial Bank of Japan, Ltd. Shinsei Bank, Ltd., The Norinchukin Bank, The Chuo Mitsui Trust and Banking Company, Ltd. The Sumitomo Bank, Ltd., The Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co., Ltd., The Industrial Bank of Japan The Norinchukin Bank, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi Ltd.

(Unit: ¥ Million)

Financial performance in the last 2 years
Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. Sumitomo Chemical Company., Ltd.
Fiscal Year March 1999 March 2000 March 1999 March 2000
Net Sales 855,942 884,246 927,655 950,339
Operating Income 58,226 55,739 59,261 70,149
Recurring Income 43,870 55,902 49,447 68,561
Net Income 7,739 16,042 20,118 18,425
Net Income Per Share (¥) 9.97 20.57 12.4 11.32
Dividend Per Share (¥) 6.0 6.0 5.0 5.0
Total Shareholders' Equity Per Share(¥) 423.86 438.06 200.48 210.96