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Real Estate Operations of Ryoju Facility & Properties to be Spun Off to Form New Company, with 70% Ownership Stake Held by JR West
-- Initiative Will Strengthen Management of MHI Group's Real Estate Assets--


Tokyo, October 31, 2016 - Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) has formally decided on a restructuring plan for its Group operations in real estate. The real estate business of Ryoju Facility and Properties Co., Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary, will be spun off to form a new company,* and a 70% stake in the new entity will be transferred to West Japan Railway Company (JR West). The transfer price will be ¥97 billion.

MHI is currently implementing enhanced asset management as part of efforts to reinforce the Company's financial foundation. This is an integral element of MHI's 2015 Medium-Term Business Plan, a three-year plan that was launched in 2015. The business tie-up with JR West is being pursued in line with this initiative.

JR West views real estate operations as a core business among its various non-transportation operations, driving sustained growth into the future. MHI considers JR West a highly suitable partner for its new asset management program. As part of two companies' collaboration, the new business entity will be placed under JR West's corporate umbrella, a move expected to enable further business reinforcement.

* The real estate operations of Ryoju Facility and Properties, whose operations also include factory & facility management and construction, will be split-off effective January 1, 2017 and will be carried on by Ryoju Properties Co., Ltd., a new company established this July. MHI will hold a 30% stake in the newly splitting entity, with the remaining 70% to be transferred to JR West effective February 1, 2017.
Company Profiles
Corporate name Ryoju Facility & Properties Co., Ltd.
Establishment January 1, 2016
Head office 5-34-6, Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
Branch offices Chubu, Kinki, Hiroshima, Nishinihon
President Kenichi Okubo
Capital ¥250 million (100% ownership by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.)
Employees Approx. 2,000
Scope of business Real estate rental and sales; design, implementation and supervision of civil engineering and construction works; management, operation and maintenance of factories and welfare facilities; etc.
Corporate name Ryoju Properties Co., Ltd.
Establishment July 15, 2016
Head office 5-34-6, Shiba, Minato-ku, Tokyo
President Kenichi Okubo
Capital ¥50 million (100% ownership by Ryoju Facility & Properties Co., Ltd.)
Scope of business Real estate rental and sales, etc.