Message from the Management

It is with extreme pleasure that we introduce Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (JTSB).

The securities processing business is becoming increasingly capital-intensive requiring continuous enhancement of its systems and operations while making a full use of the state-of-the-art financial and information technologies, in order to promptly and sufficiently support institutional investors'dynamic and global investment activities.

Sharing such recognition as to the securities processing business, Resona Bank and Sumitomo Trust jointly set up JTSB which meets the global standard.Chuo Mitsui Trust Holdings,Inc.,of Chuo Mitsui Trust Financial Group completed the capital contribution and the the transfer of assets to JTSB. JTSB focuses on securities processing business entrusted with the administration of trust assets and has the largest business scale in Japan.

JTSB provides the most sophisticated securities processing services in the industry, and responds promptly and sufficiently to the customers increasingly diversifying needs for securities processing services by providing efficient and effective solutions. JTSB, as an industry leader, is making efforts to develop new services such as Japanese Master Trust, and to gain customers confidence.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank our customers and business associates for the strong support.

Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd.