Mitsubishi Corporation

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July 17, 2009

Allotment of Stock Options for Directors, Executive Officers and Senior Vice Presidents

Mitsubishi Corporation has announced that at a meeting held today the Company’s Board of Directors established the terms regarding the distribution of stock options to  Directors, Executive Officers, Senior Vice Presidents (“riji”) of the Company pursuant to Article 236-1, Article 238-1 and -2 and Article 240-1 of the Corporate Code of Japan, as well as a resolution concerning the solicitation of subscribers to said stock options. The stock options are being distributed to provide further incentive and motivation to improve the Company’s performance and further align Executive Officers’ interests with those of shareholders.
 
1. Name of the Stock Options
 
Mitsubishi Corporation, 2009 Stock Options for a Stock-linked Compensation Plan.
 
2. Total Number of Stock Options      11,024
 
The above total is the number of stock options to be allotted. Where there is a decrease in the total number of stock options to be allotted, such as when there are no subscriptions for some of the rights, the total number of stock options to be issued shall be the total number of stock options allotted.
 
3. Class and Number of Shares to Be Issued for the Purpose of Issuing Stock Options
 
The class of share to be issued upon the exercise of stock options shall be the Company’s common stock, and the number of shares to be issued per stock option (hereinafter the “Number of Shares Granted”) shall be 100.
 
However, if the Company conducts a stock split (including a free distribution of the Company’s common stock; the same definition applies to stock splits described below) or consolidation of its common stock after the Allotment Date, the Number of Shares Granted shall be adjusted in accordance with the following formula. Fractional shares arising out of the adjustment shall be discarded.
 
Adjusted Number of Shares Granted = Original Number of Shares Granted x stock split or stock consolidation ratio
 
In the case of a stock split, the Adjusted Number of Shares Granted shall apply from the day after the record date (or effective date when no record date is specified) of the said stock split. Whereas, in the case of a stock consolidation, the Adjusted Number of Shares Granted shall apply from the day the stock consolidation becomes effective. Provided, however, that in cases where the Company conducts a stock split conditional on approval at a General Meeting of Shareholders of the Company of a proposal to reduce retained earnings and increase common stock and paid-in capital, the record date for the stock split shall be the day prior to the day on which said shareholders’ meeting closes. In this case, the Adjusted Number of Shares Granted shall retroactively apply from the day after the day the applicable shareholders’ meeting closes and the day following the applicable record date.
 
In addition to the above items, when for unavoidable reasons it is necessary to adjust the Number of Shares Granted after the Allotment Date, the Company reserves the right to adjust the Number of Shares Granted within reasonable limits.
 
Moreover, when the Number of Shares Granted is adjusted, the Company shall notify or report, using the method stipulated in the Articles of Incorporation, the pertinent details to persons holding stock options listed in the original register of stock options (hereinafter “Stock Options Holder”) no later than the day prior to the day the Adjusted Number of Shares Granted becomes effective. Provided, however, that in cases where the Company cannot issue such a report or notice by the day before the said application date, it will do so immediately on the application date or soon thereafter.
 
4. Total Amount Payable Upon Exercise of Stock Options
 
The total amount Payable upon exercise of one stock option shall be determined by multiplying the price payable per share that can be granted due to the exercise of stock options, which shall be \1, by the Number of Shares Granted.
 
5. Stock Option Term
 
August 4, 2009 to June 24, 2039
 
6. Increases in Common Stock and Additional Paid-in Capital for Shares Issued Due to the Exercise of Stock Options
 
(1) If shares are issued due to the exercise of stock options, common stock shall increase by half the limit for increase in common stock calculated pursuant to Article 17-1 of the Japanese generally accepted accounting principles. Any amount less than one yen shall be rounded up to the nearest yen.
 
(2) If shares are issued due to the exercise of stock options, additional paid-in capital shall increase by the amount remaining after deducting the increase in common stock prescribed in (1) from the limit for increase in common stock in (1).
 
7. Restrictions Applivable to Transfer Stock Options
 
Approval is required by resolution of the Company’s Board of Directors for the acquisition of stock options by transfer of ownership.
 
8. Provisions for the Acquisition of Stock Options
 
The Company can acquire free of charge stock options on the date separately specified by the Board of Directors in respect of items (1) to (5) below, if approved by the Company’s General Meeting of Shareholders (or a resolution of the Company’s Board of Directors where such shareholder approval is not required.), that date being within one year from the date of the said approval or resolution.
 
(1) Proposal for approval of a merger agreement under which the Company is to be dissolved.
(2) Proposal for approval of a separation agreement or separation plan under which the Company is to be separated.
(3) Proposal for approval of a share exchange agreement or share transfer plan under which the Company is to become a wholly owned subsidiary.
(4) Proposal for approval to change the Company’s Articles of Incorporation to establish provisions concerning the requirement for the Company’s approval with regard to the acquisition of all outstanding shares through a transfer.
(5) Proposal for approval to change the Company’s Articles of Incorporation to establish provisions concerning the requirement for the Company’s approval with regard to the acquisition through a transfer of shares issued upon the exercise of these stock options or concerning the acquisition by the Company of all shares issued upon the exercise of stock options by resolution of the Company’s General Meeting of Shareholders.
 
9. Policy for Determining Details of Cancellation of Stock Options in an Organizational Reform and Granting of Stock Options of Restructured Company
 
Where the Company conducts a merger (only where the Company is to be dissolved due to the merger), an absorption-type corporate divestiture, an establishment-type corporate divestiture, a share exchange or share transfer (hereinafter generally “Organizational Restructuring”), the Company shall grant stock options of the companies listed in Article 236, Paragraph 1-8 of the Corporate Code of Japan (hereinafter “Restructured Company”), in each respective case, to Stock Options Holders with stock options remaining (hereinafter “Remaining Stock Options”) when the Organizational Restructuring takes effect based on the following conditions. In this case, the Remaining Stock Options shall be cancelled and the Restructured Company shall issue new stock options. Provided, however, that this shall be limited to cases whereby the granting of stock options of the Restructured Company in accordance with the conditions below is specified in the merger agreement, new company merger agreement, absorption-type corporate divestiture agreement, the establishment-type corporate divestiture plan, share exchange agreement or share transfer plan.
 
(1) Number of stock options of the Restructured Company to be granted
The same number of stock options as the Remaining Stock Options held by the Stock Options Holder.
 
(2) Class of share of the Restructured Company to be issued for the purpose of issuing stock options
The Restructured Company’s common stock.
 
(3) The number of shares of the Restructured Company to be issued for the purpose of issuing stock options
Determined according to 3. above based on consideration of the terms for the Organizational Restructuring and other factors.
 
(4) Total amount to be invested upon exercise of stock options
The total amount to be invested upon exercise of each stock option to be granted shall be the amount resulting from multiplying the amount to be paid after restructuring, as specified below, by the number of shares of the Restructured Company to be issued for the purpose of said issuing of stock options, as determined in accordance with (3) above. The amount to be paid after restructuring shall be \1 per share of the Restructured Company that can be granted due to the exercise of each stock option that is to be granted.
 
(5) Stock Option Term
The Stock Option Term shall start at the beginning of the period for exercising stock options specified in 5. above or the date on which the Organizational Restructuring takes effect, whichever is later, and end on the last day of the period for exercising stock options specified in 5. above.
 
(6) Increases in common stock and additional paid-in capital for shares issued due to the exercise of stock options
Determined according to 6. above.
 
(7) Restrictions on the acquisition of stock options due to transfer
Approval is required by resolution of the Restructured Company’s Board of Directors for the acquisition of stock options by transfer of ownership.
 
(8) Provisions for the acquisition of stock options
Determined according to 8. above.
 
(9) Other conditions for the exercise of stock options
Determined according to 11. below.
 
10. Fractional Shares Arising From the Exercise of Stock Options
 
Fractions of shares to be granted to Stock Options Holders that have exercised Stock Options shall be discarded.
 
11. Other Conditions for the Exercise of Stock Options
 
(1) A Stock Options Holder may exercise his/her stock options from June 25, 2011 or the day after losing his/her position as both Director (including an Executive Officer in a company with committees), Executive Officer and Senior Vice President (“riji”) of the Company, whichever is earlier (hereinafter “Start of Exercise Date”), within the period in 5. above.
 
(2) A Stock Options Holder may not exercise his/her stock options after 10 years has passed from the day after losing his/her position as both Director (including an Executive Officer in a company with committees), Executive Officer and Senior Vice President (“riji”) of the Company.
 
(3) Regardless of (1) and (2) above, a Stock Options Holder may exercise his/her stock options in cases specified below, so long as this is done within the prescribed period. Provided, however, that this shall exclude cases where stock options of the Restructured Company are granted to Stock Options Holders in accordance with 9. above.
 
In the event that a General Meeting of Shareholders approves (or a resolution of the Company’s Board of Directors is passed where such shareholder approval is not required for) a proposal for approval of a merger agreement under which the Company is to be dissolved, or a proposal for approval of a share exchange agreement or share transfer plan under which the Company is to become a wholly owned subsidiary.
A period of 15 days beginning on the day following the particular approval or resolution date
 
(4) In the event that a Stock Options Holder relinquishes his/her stock options, such stock options cannot be exercised.
 
12. Amount to Be Paid for Stock Options
 
No payment is necessary for the stock options.
 
13. Allotment Date for the Stock Options
 
August 3, 2009
 
14. Method for Requesting Exercise of and Paying for Stock Options
 
(1) When exercising stock options, the Stock Options Holder shall complete the necessary items on the Form for Requesting the Exercise of Stock Options, the style of which the Company will determine, and submit it to the place of exercise specified in 15. below after signing and affixing his/her registered seal.
 
(2) When submitting the Form for Requesting the Exercise of Stock Options in (1), the Stock Options Holder should also transfer cash, in the amount of the total amount calculated by multiplying the amount to be invested upon exercise of each stock option by the number of stock options to which the exercise relates (hereinafter “Payment Amount”), to the bank account designated by the Company (hereinafter “Designated Bank Account”) as the paying agent specified in 16. below by the time and date specified by the Company.
 
15. Place of Exercise of Stock Options
 
Corporate Administration Dept., Mitsubishi Corporation
 
16. Paying Agent When Exercising Stock Options
 
The Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
 
17. Date the Exercise of Stock Options Becomes Effective
 
(1) The exercise of stock options shall become effective on the date written on the Form for Requesting the Exercise of Stock Options in 14. above. Provided, however, that when the Form for Requesting the Exercise of Stock Options is received at the place of exercise and/or the Payment Amount specified in 14. (2) above is received at the paying agent and deposited into the Designated Bank Account later than the date written on the Form for Requesting the Exercise of Stock Options, the exercise of stock options shall be effective when the Form for Requesting the Exercise of Stock Options is received at the paying agent and the Payment Amount is deposited into the Designated Bank Account.
 
(2) Immediately after the completion of exercise procedures, the Company will carry out the necessary procedures to record or register shares acquired by the Stock Option Holder due to the exercise of stock options in an account opened in advance by the Stock Option Holder in his/her name at a financial instruments firm or other institution designated by the Company.
 
18. Changes to These Provisions and Other Matters
 
When it is necessary to reword these provisions or take other related measures, the Company may make changes to these provisions using a method it deems appropriate with regards to the handling of such matters, according to the regulations of the Corporate Code of Japan and intent of the stock options. Such changes shall be considered as part of these provisions.
 
19. Announcement of Issue Terms
 
The Company shall place a copy of the issue terms of stock options at the head office of the Company and permit viewing of the Stock Options Holders during business hours.
 
20. All Other Matters Relating to These Stock Options Shall Be Left to the Discretion of the Representative Directors
 
Notes:
1. Date of resolution of the Board of Directors of the Company for proposal to the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders: May 15, 2009
2. Date of resolution of the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of the Company: June 24, 2009

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