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JT selected for inclusion in the DJSI Asia/Pacific

| September 14, 2015

Japan Tobacco (JT) has been selected for the second consecutive year for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia/Pacific Index (DJSI Asia/Pacific), the worldwide index for socially responsible investment, the company announced Sept. 13.

The DJSI is a collaborative initiative by S&P Dow Jones2 Indices of the United States and RobecoSAM3 of Switzerland. It assesses the sustainability performance of companies based on economic, environmental and social criteria.

From among approximately 600 major companies in the Asia-Pacific region, including Japan, 145 companies (62 of which are Japanese companies) were named to the DJSI Asia/Pacific this year.

In accordance with its management principles, the JT Group, which sells its products in more than 120 countries and regions, balances the interests of consumers, shareholders, employees and society; fulfills its responsibilities to them; and aims to exceed their expectations. With this in mind, the JT Group carries out various initiatives in countries where it operates, and plans to continue to contribute to sustainability through its businesses.

Japan Tobacco tops competition, forecast beats estimates

| April 25, 2013

Japan Tobacco, the world’s best-performing cigarette maker this year, forecast a record profit that beat analyst estimates and raised its projected annual dividend by 35 percent on rising overseas sales and a weaker yen, according to Bloomberg News.

Net income will probably be ¥415 billion ($4.2 billion) for the year ending March 2014, the Tokyo-based company said today in a statement. The outlook is higher than the ¥412 billion average of 18 analyst estimates compiled by Bloomberg.

Japan Tobacco, which aims to make its Mevius the No. 1 global premium brand, is benefiting as a weaker yen boosts the value of overseas revenue, which accounted for about 48 percent of the company’s total in the last fiscal year. Asia’s biggest listed cigarette maker also said it would raise its payout ratio to 50 percent by fiscal 2015, one year earlier than previously planned, to support shareholders.

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| September 1, 2012

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