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[Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.]Notice regarding Filing of Shelf Registration Statement for Future Equity Issuances(1/1)

Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.



Notice regarding Filing of Shelf Registration Statement for Future Equity Issuances


TOKYO, April 9, 2009 --- Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. (SMFG, President: Teisuke Kitayama) hereby announces that its board of directors has resolved to file a Shelf Registration Statement (hakkotorokusho) in relation to the issuance of new shares as set forth below.


Background of the Shelf Registration Statement Filing:


The business and financial environment is expected to remain in a state of heightened uncertainty as the currently challenging global economic situation continues. Meanwhile, various initiatives and efforts to structure a new regulatory framework are being implemented globally to stabilize the financial system. Amid such circumstances, SMFG considers it necessary to enhance its capital base both in terms of quantity and quality in order to maintain its competitiveness notwithstanding any future changes that might occur in the global financial sector and to realize sustainable growth. SMFG, therefore, has filed a shelf registration statement for common stock which will permit SMFG to flexibly issue new shares. SMFG believes that issuing new shares will enable SMFG to more quickly achieve one of the goals of its medium-term management plan of "realizing a solid financial base as a global player"; secure a more solid capital base to better withstand further financial and economic stresses; more sufficiently supply funds to clients, which is one of SMFG’s core missions as a financial institution; and capture various business opportunities.




Type of Securities

Common stock of SMFG

Planned Effective Period

Within one year commencing from the effective date of the Shelf Registration Statement
(From April 17, 2009 until April 16, 2010)

Planned Amount of Issuance

Up to JPY 800 billion

Offering Method

Public offering

Use of Proceeds

To be invested in consolidated subsidiaries of SMFG


This document is prepared for the purpose of public disclosure regarding the filing of a Shelf Registration Statement for shares of SMFG and does not constitute a solicitation of an offer for the purchase of any securities within or outside of Japan. This document is neither an offer to sell nor a solicitation of an offer to buy the shares in the United States. The shares have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Act”) and may not be offered or sold in the United States without registration or an applicable exemption from the registration requirements under the Act.

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