Head Offices

Kobe Head Office

1-28, Kitahonmachi-dori 1-chome,
Chuo-ku, Kobe 651-0075, Japan
Phone: (81) 78-232-5111
Fax: (81) 78-232-5080

Tokyo Head Office

Hibiya Kokusai Building,
2-3, Uchisaiwaicho 2-chome,
Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-0011, Japan
Phone: (81) 3-3597-3111
Fax: (81) 3-3597-4868/4869

Investor Relations Section

Phone: (81) 3-3597-3282/3288
Fax: (81) 3-3597-3266
Finance Department
Tokyo Head Office

Established

August 7, 1950

Capital

Common stock authorized: 6,000,000,000 shares
Outstanding as of March 31, 1999: 3,251,555,362 shares
239,644,043,667 yen

Number of Stockholders (As of March 31, 1999)

198,095

Transfer Agent

The Chuo Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.
7-1, Kyobashi 1-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0031, Japan

Independent Certified Public Accountants

Showa Ota & Co.

Number of Employees (As of March 31, 1999)

10,720

Major Stockholders

Nippon Life Insurance Co.
The Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank, Ltd.
The Daiwa Bank, Ltd. The Sumitomo Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.
The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan, Ltd.
The Mitsui Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.
Asahi Mutual Life Insurance Co.
The Sakura Bank, Ltd.
The Toyo Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.
The Yasuda Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.

Stock Exchange Listings

Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, Sapporo, Niigata, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Fukuoka