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About Marubeni America Corporation

Marubeni America Corporation – As a “sogo shosha,” or general trading company, we act as an intermediary, or broker, in all types of trade between enterprises and countries. Unlike many other large businesses, a general trading company has few fixed assets, instead relying on human resources, intensive information gathering and financial resources. We are the largest overseas subsidiary of the Japanese conglomerate, Marubeni Corporation.

While Marubeni America independently trades in a broad range of commodities, agricultural goods, industrial machinery and natural resources, we are more than just brokers. We also act as major financiers and large-scale organizers. We play a vital role in the logistics of trans- actions, such as the global movement of products. We assume and manage risk involved in transactions and act as business consultants, using our vast trade experience in new business development. We provide many special- ized services, including sales support, transportation, insurance, storage, financing and leasing, engineering and construction service, and traffic and logistics planning. We frequently make direct investments in companies inside our core competencies.

Marubeni America’s function as an intermediary enables us to bridge the gap between supply and demand, at times by putting together the suppliers and those seeking their products, and at other times by providing the actual sources of supply or demand. In our efforts to increase trade and to find new directions for it to flow, we construct new plants, often leasing the completed plant to a manu- facturer, providing raw materials, and then arranging for the sale of the finished goods.

Marubeni America is headquartered in NewYork City, with seven other U.S. locations and 33 subsidiary and af- filiated companies. We can also access a network of over 120 Marubeni Group offices and 555 associated companies worldwide, all of which provide Marubeni offices and affili- ates with up-to-the-minute information on commodities, commerce and finance. Through this network, Marubeni America Corporation is able to facilitate complex projects and transactions.

We appreciate your interest in our company and look forward to assisting you in expanding your present busi- ness or in identifying and developing new business oppor- tunities.

Marubeni America Corporation 2005

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