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June 15, 2009

Promise Co., Ltd.

Information Concerning Controlling Shareholder

Controlling shareholder information is as follows:
1. Trade Name of Parent Company, Controlling Company (excluding Parent Company), and Other Associated Companies
                                                                             (As of March 31, 2009)
Percentage of voting rights (%)
Securities exchanges, etc. where shares of company are listed
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.
Associated company
- Tokyo Stock Exchange  
1st section
- Osaka Securities Exchange
1st section
-Nagoya Stock Exchange 
1st section
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
Associated company
2. Name of Parent Company, That Has the Most Significant Influence over Promise and Reason
Name of parent company, etc. that has the most significant influence over Promise
Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation, which is a shareholder of Promise, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.
3. Position of Promise in Corporate Group of Parent Company, and Other Relationship with Parent Company
Promise is an equity-method affiliate of Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc., which indirectly owns 22.03% of all Promise voting rights.
        In accordance with a business alliance contract, Promise and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group provide high quality products and services that utilize the brands, know-how and other resources of the two companies. As of March 31, 2009, Promise has two directors who are affiliated with Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. In addition, Promise and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group have a close relationship in the consumer finance business that includes the exchange of personnel, primarily in joint business activities.
        The business alliance contract is based on the premise that Promise and Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group will conduct joint businesses as equal partners. Therefore, the alliance has no negative effect on the ability of Promise to operate independently as a publicly owned company with respect to determining management policies and business plans and conducting its business activities.

4. Business Transactions with Controlling Shareholders
For information concerning significant business transactions with controlling shareholders, please refer to the “Transactions between Related Parties” section of the Financial Results (Kessan Tanshin) dated May 11, 2009 for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009.
This news release has been translated from the original Japanese document released on June 15, 2009, for reference only.
In the event of any discrepancy between this translated document and the original Japanese document, the original document shall prevail.

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