Mission to Japan Bank of Tokyo–Mitsubishi UFJ and Investe SP Sponsor Brazil Seminars

  Mission to Japan Bank of Tokyo–Mitsubishi UFJ and Investe SP Sponsor Brazil
  Seminars

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- January 16, 2013

In their first joint mission to Japan since signing a Memorandum of
Understanding (MOU) last October, the Bank of Tokyo–Mitsubishi UFJ (BTMU), its
wholly owned subsidiary BTMU Brazil, and Investe São Paulo, the investment
promotion agency of São Paulo State, are conducting seminars for about 900
businessmen in Tokyo, Nagoya, and Osaka, in addition to visiting potential
investors.

The MOU agreed to combine the strengths of the three companies to help attract
investments from Japanese companies to Brazil and to help Brazilian
entrepreneurs wishing to invest in Japan. The first joint event was held in
São Paulo in October. The seminars in Japan are being held January 15–17,
2013.

“We will present the highlights about the state of São Paulo and business
opportunities, such as public–private partnerships, and make the services
provided by Investe SP available to the Japanese businessmen,” says the
president of Investe SP, Luciano Almeida, who is participating in the seminars
in the three cities.

Adds Toshifumi Murata, president of BTMU Brazil, “The situation with the
domestic market in Japan is forcing companies to seek business opportunities
abroad, especially in countries with a growing economy. Brazil and São Paulo
State in particular offer an excellent market for such investment.”

BTMU’s Head Office in Tokyo is organizing the seminars, which are being held
in partnership with the media group Toyo Keizai, a leader in business
information.

In addition to the MOU with BTMU and BTMU Brazil, at the end of last year,
Investe SP entered into an agreement with JETRO, the Japan External Trade
Organization, and sent a representative to Japan, who spent two months
collaborating with JETRO in Tokyo. The agreement aims to promote the exchange
of experiences, techniques, business culture, and best practices between the
agencies — which complements the intent behind the MOU with BTMU.

About The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (BTMU)

Japan’s premier bank, BTMU has a global network spanning more than 40
countries and offers commercial and investment banking products and services
to businesses, governments, and individuals worldwide. In the Americas, BTMU
has offices throughout the United States and in Canada, Mexico, and Latin
America serving mainly corporate clients. BTMU’s parent, Mitsubishi UFJ
Financial Group, Inc. (MUFG), is one of the world’s leading financial groups,
with total assets of more than JPY 218 trillion (approximately US$2.8
trillion) as of September 30, 2012. MUFG’s services include commercial
banking, trust banking, securities, credit cards, consumer finance, asset
management, and leasing. The Group’s operating companies include BTMU,
Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation (Japan’s leading trust bank), and
Mitsubishi UFJ Securities Holdings Co., Ltd., one of Japan’s largest
securities firms. MUFG’s shares trade on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and New
York (NYSE: MTU) stock exchanges.

About Investe São Paulo

Investe São Paulo is the gateway for businesses wishing to establish
operations in the state, and also supports the expansion of projects that are
already under way. The agency, linked to the Department of Economic
Development, Science, and Technology, provides free strategic information to
help investors find the best locations for their business and facilitates
contact between new companies and public and private agencies. For more
information, visit http://www.investe.sp.gov.br.

Contact:

The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
Andrew Rasanen, 212-782-4124
arasanen@us.mufg.jp
or
Investe São Paulo
Armando Júnior, +55-11-3218-5747
Mobile: +55-11-9-8694-6504
Advisor for Communication and Marketing
armandojr@investesp.org.br
or
Denise Casatti, +55-11-3218-5942
Communication Analyst
denise.casatti@investesp.org.br
or
Marina Guimarães, +55-11-3218-5760
Communication Analyst
marina.guimaraes@investesp.org.br
 
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