TOCOM message to market participants

Tokyo Commodity Exchange (TOCOM) would like to express its deepest appreciation for all of the kind words of sympathy and support from our market participants and colleagues following the tragic events of March 11, 2011.

Despite an extremely difficult situation that continues in the regions directly affected, efforts are being made to prevent the damage from spreading, relieve disaster victims and rebuild damaged communities. This is being done with the support from countries around the world.

As widely reported, the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant, located approximately 220 km (137 miles) north of the Exchange, was badly damaged by the disaster. An exhaustive operation is underway to maintain control of the facilities.

Fortunately, the Exchange and its employees remain unharmed, and our market has avoided disruption since the earthquake occurred. After three weeks, city functions have been restored in the vicinity of TOCOM and the rest of Tokyo.

As a market operator listing internationally traded commodities, TOCOM is committed to making every possible effort to ensure stable operation of the market, fulfill its price discovery function and maintain price correlation with foreign markets.

The Exchange appreciates the kind understanding and continued support of our market participants and colleagues.

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