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Donations for Japan Earthquake relief(1/1)


Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc

Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation


Donations for Japan Earthquake relief


Tokyo, 29nd March, 2011 --- We extend our deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences to all those who have suffered and to the families and friends of those who tragically lost their lives in the devastating earthquake and tsunami that struck northeastern Japan on March 11.


Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC, President: Masayuki Oku) will donate JPY 300* million to the Japan Red Cross Society to help relief and recovery efforts in the affected communities.


Other group companies of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. (SMFG, President: Teisuke Kitayama) will also make donations. The groupfs donations, including SMBCfs, will total approximately JPY 600 million.


We are also implementing a wide range of initiatives, such as soliciting contributions from our employees. A number of group companies have also implemented a matching gift program that will fully match their employeesf contributions.


We pray for the early recovery of the affected people and areas.


(*) Increased to JPY 300 million from the JPY 100 million announced in the Japanese news release of March 12, 2011, due to the scale of devastation.


Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation

Sumitomo Mitsui Card Company, Limited

Cedyna Financial Corporation

Sumitomo Mitsui Finance and Leasing Company, Limited

The Japan Research Institute, Limited

JSOL Corporation

SMBC Friend Securities Co., Ltd.

Sumitomo Mitsui Auto Service Company, Limited

Nikko Cordial Securities Inc. (*1)


ORIX Credit Corporation

Kansai Urban Banking Corporation


The Japan Net Bank, Limited

Japan Pension Navigator Co., Ltd.

SMBC Consulting Co., Ltd.

SMM Auto Finance, Inc.

SMBC Guarantee Co., Ltd.

SMBC Loan Adviser Co., Ltd.

SMBC Venture Capital Co.CLtd.

SMBC Finance Service Co., Ltd.

Financial Link Co., Ltd.

SMBC Business Support Co., Ltd.

SAKURA KCS Corporation

Sakura Information Systems Co., Ltd.

Promise Co., Ltd.

Abilio Servicer Co., Ltd.


Sumitomo Mitsui Asset Management Company, Limited

Total 29


(¦1)Company name to be changed to SMBC Nikko Securities Inc. effective 1 April 2011.


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