Message from the CEO

Welcome to JT.com, the website of the JT Group. I would like to share an overview of our Company, and highlight some of our achievements.

In the last few years, our successful performance has been driven by our tobacco business, which has achieved top-line growth by leveraging its strong brand portfolio and broadening its earnings base. Despite the various challenges we face working in a complex operating environment, we are confident that we are achieving sustainable profit growth for the mid-to long-term.

We are guided by the "4S" model. The "4S" model is our management principle: we strive to fulfill our responsibilities to our valued consumers, shareholders, employees and the wider society, carefully considering the respective interests of these four key stakeholder groups, and exceeding their expectations wherever we can. We believe that pursuit of this model and allocating business investments, which offer additional value to consumers will drive our sustainable growth in the mid-to long-term.

Our International tobacco business is well-positioned to continue driving the profit growth of the Group through expansion of our portfolio of brands, as well as by broadening our geographical footprint. As the leader in the domestic market, with a strong and competitive business base, our Japanese domestic tobacco business remains a solid profit generator. In addition, our pharmaceutical, and processed food businesses are strengthening their platforms to contribute to the Group profit in the mid- to long-term.

The global business environment remains uncertain. Economies are still fragile and geopolitical tensions are strong. In our industry, regulatory pressure is mounting, consumer needs are increasingly diverse and competition is intensifying. Despite these challenges, we will strengthen our ability to adapt to the changing environment and are committed to continue delivering strong performance in the years ahead, increasing the Company's value to you and all stakeholders through sustainable profit growth.

Mitsuomi Koizumi

Mitsuomi Koizumi
President and CEO
and Representative Director