Sumitomo Warehouse : Notice of Sumitomo Warehouse Group’s Fifth Medium-Term Business Plan

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March 30, 2023

To Whom It May Concern,

company name:

The Sumitomo Warehouse Co., Ltd.

Representatives:

Takanori Ono, President

Security ID Code:

9303 (Listed on TSE Prime Market)

References:

Shinji Hirota General Manager

Business Promotion Department Tel: +81-6-6444-1189

Notice of Sumitomo Warehouse Group’s Fifth Medium-Term Business Plan

We hereby announce that the Board of Directors of The Sumitomo Warehouse Co., Ltd. (the “Company”), at a meeting held today, approved the Fifth Medium-Term Business Plan for the Sumitomo Warehouse Group for the period from fiscal years 2023 to 2025.

1. Review of Fourth Medium-Term Business Plan

Based on the ten-year long-term vision Moving Forward to 2030,” which is the target year of the SDGs, the Sumitomo Warehouse Group has positioned the period of the Fourth

Medium-Term Business Plan as a period of “strengthening the business foundation” toward the realization of the long-term vision. As a result of executing our business strategy, we were able to achieve our plans in large part.

  • (1) In the logistics business, the warehouses that commenced operation during the Fourth Medium-

    The Term Business Plan period has steadily gotten up and running, and the harbor transportation business and the international transportation business have expanded. In the land transportation business, e-commerce demand was steadily captured. Thus, we were able to achieve steady growth in both businesses.

  • (2) In the shipping business, while business performance improved significantly, we decided to concentrate our management resources on our core businesses of logistics and real estate as a result of reviewing our group’s business portfolio under the business structure reform policy set forth in the Fourth Medium-Term Business Plan and transferred the shares of our shipping subsidiaries and vessels in June 2022.

  • (3) In the real estate business, we proceed with the acquisition of new properties to generate long-term stable earnings.

  • (4) In response to climate change, we disclosed information in accordance with the TCFD framework and made efforts to provide services that reduce environmental impact, such as capital shifts.

  • (5) With respect to shareholder returns, we are on track to achieve a tenth consecutive year of dividend increases, and we proceeded with the acquisition and cancellation of treasury shares as planned.

  • (6) As a result of the above, we achieved our performance and return on equity (ROE) targets in the second year of the plan.

    FY2022 consolidated operating revenue and consolidated operating income

(Billions of yen)

plan

Forecasts

difference

Consolidated operating revenue

210.0

228.0 207.2

+18.0

Consolidated operating income

12.0

26.1 15.8

+14.1

(Note) Figures in square brackets indicate operating revenue and operating income excluding the shipping business.

Business investment (three-year cumulative total)

(Billions of yen)

plan

Forecasts

difference

Business investment

50.0

43.0

(7.0)

ROE; Shareholder Returns

plan

Achievements/Plans

ROE

Target 5% or more

10.0% (actual for fiscal year ending March 2022)

Dividends per share

Maintain annual dividend of 47 yen and continue to increase dividends

FY2020: 48 yen (actual) FY2021: 97 yen (actual) FY2022: 100 yen (plan)

Dividend increase for ten consecutive terms (plan)

Acquisition and cancellation of treasury shares

To purchase treasury shares flexibly, taking into consideration the economic situation, financial conditions, etc.

(three-year cumulative total) Number of shares acquired: 4,389,300 shares (actual) Number of shares to be canceled: 4,389,300 shares (plan) (Note) Total amount of shares acquired: 7,554 million yen (actual)

NoteOf the 4,389,300 shares, 2,954,700 shares have been canceled, and 1,434,600 shares will be canceled on March 31, 2023.

2. Fifth Medium-Term Business Plan

  • (1) Basic Policy

    • (i) This period will be the “second step” to accelerate growth toward the target year of 2030 of the long-term vision Moving Forward to 2030.”

    • (ii) The Company will further promote business restructuring and transform itself into a corporate structure that is resilient and capable of steady growth and is less susceptible to deterioration in the domestic and overseas economic environment.

    • (iii) The Company aims to generate steady cash flow every year and increase its corporate value over the medium to long term.

  • (2) Plan Period

    FY2023-FY2025 (three years)

  • (3) Business Strategy

    The Company will concentrate its management resources on its core businesses of logistics and real estate.

    • (i) In the logistics business, the Company will continue to expand its domestic and overseas bases, and will expand its business, especially overseas. In addition to addressing environmental issues, the Company will aim to achieve sustainable growth in the logistics business by promoting investment in DX and “people” to develop human resources and improve its on-site capabilities and ability to make proposals to customers over the medium to long term.

    • (ii) In the real estate business, the Company aims to expand the scale of earnings by acquiring new properties and expanding its business domain to include the sales business.

  • (4) Performance Targets

Consolidated operating revenue (FY2025): 230 billion yen

(Billions of yen)

Forecast for FY2022 (Note)

FY2025

(Final year of the plan)

Logistics business

197.9

213.5

Real estate business

10.7

18.0

Inter-segment revenue

(1.4)

(1.5)

Total

207.2

230.0

(Note) The forecast for FY2022 is based on the figures in the consolidated financial results for the third quarter of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023 [Japanese GAAP]excluding the shipping business.

Consolidated operating income (FY2025): 18 billion yen

(Billions of yen)

Forecast for FY2022 (Note)

FY2025

(Final year of the plan)

Logistics business

15.6

17.5

Real estate business

5.2

6.0

Company-wide expenses

(5.0)

(5.5)

Total

15.8

18.0

(Note) The forecast for FY2022 is based on the figures in the consolidated financial results for the third quarter of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023 [Japanese GAAP]excluding the shipping business.

(5) Capital Expenditures 85 billion yen (three-year cumulative total)

(1) By business segment

(2) By ordinary investment and strategic investment

(Billions of yen)

(Billions of yen)

Logistics

40.0

Ordinary investment

15.0

Real estate

40.0

Strategic Investment (Breakdown) Business Investment Environment, DX, “People”

70.0

60.0)

(10.0)

corporate

5.0

Total

85.0

Total

85.0

(6) Financial Indicators

We aim to achieve an ROE of 7% while maintaining a sound financial base.

(7) Shareholder Returns

  • (i) Dividends

    The Company will pay a dividend on equity (DOE) of around 3.5% to 4.0%, taking into consideration the improvement in profitability in each fiscal year, with a minimum annual dividend of 100 yen per share, while continuing to make the necessary business investments to enhance its corporate value from a medium-to long-term perspective.

  • (ii) Acquisition of treasury shares

    The Company will flexibly implement treasury share acquisition, taking into consideration economic conditions, market trends, business investments and profit levels.

(8) ESG Management and DX Promotion (i) Environment

Reduce environmental impact and address climate change issues.

We aim to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions of Scopes 1 and 2 on a non-consolidated basis by 50% from the FY2018 level by FY2030.

During the period of the Fifth Medium-Term Business Plan, we will promote the increased use of energy-saving equipment and solar power generation systems, the use of renewable energy, the conversion of company vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs), and the installation of charging stations for EVs .

  • (ii) Society

    Strengthen investment in “people”

    In addition to promoting measures for women’s advancement and diversity, we will encourage the realization of growth of each and every employee by expanding education and training programs (including the implementation of DX training), which will lead to the sustainable growth of our group.

    Contribution to the 2025 World Exposition in Japan, named “Expo 2025 Osaka, Kansai, Japan.”

  • (iii) Governance

    Reduce cross-shareholdings

    Over the next five years, we aim to reduce our cross-shareholdings by approximately 10 billion yen (equivalent to approximately 10% of the book value at the end of March 2022), of which approximately 6 billion yen (equivalent to 6% of the book value at the end of March 2022) is targeted to be reduced during the period of the Fifth Medium-Term Business Plan.

  • (iv) Promotion of DX

    Through further promotion of DX, we will not only improve administrative and operational efficiency but also increase the added value we provide to customers.

-END-

(Note) The information in this document is based on various assumptions and suppositions made by the Company and does not constitute a commitment or guarantee of future plans, target figures, or implementation of measures described herein.

Actual results may differ significantly due to various factors, including future changes in the business environment.

This document has been translated from a part of the original Japanese for reference purposes only. In the event of any discrepancy between this translated document and the Japanese original, the original shall prevail.

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