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Notice Regarding Partial Sale of Barclays PLC Shares by SMBC(1/1)

Notice Regarding Partial Sale of Barclays PLC Shares by SMBC


TOKYO, June 6, 2013 --- Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (gSMBCh; President: Takeshi Kunibe) is hereby notifying that today it sold a portion of its shares of Barclays PLC (including its group companies, gBarclaysh; Group Chief Executive: Antony Jenkins) through a secondary offering in international markets.


1.   Outline of Sale

(1) Total number of shares sold:                84,459,459 shares

(2) Shareholding ratio of the shares sold: 0.66% (SMBCfs shareholding ratio after the sale: 0.66%)

(3) Method of sale:                                    Secondary offering to institutional investors in international markets mainly in Europe (including qualified institutional buyers in the United States)

(4) Placing price:                        308.50 pence


2.  Purpose of Sale and Future Relationship between SMBC and Barclays

For the purpose of SMFG groupfs capital efficiency, SMBC decided upon the sale mentioned above, and as a result SMBCfs shareholding in Barclays will decrease; however, there will be no change in the current business cooperation between the two companies including providing investment solutions to high net worth customers in Japan, and SMBC will continue to maintain a good relationship with Barclays.




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