July 20, 2017,14:00 +0900(JST) Note on the end of this blog

Masayoshi Matsumoto' blog will be closed at the end of July. Thank you for continuing to read this blog. Please visit the following URL and you can read the new "President's blog"

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July 3, 2017,13:30 +0900(JST) The 147th Annual Shareholders' General Meeting

On June 28, Sumitomo Electric held its annual shareholders' general meeting, with the attendance of more than 800 shareholders despite the rainy weather. I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation to all of them for their attendance.

At the meeting, we explained our business results and audit results, followed by a Q&A session as usual. We received a number of questions and answered them with a sincere attitude.

As of June 28, I have stepped down from the presidency and taken the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors. For the past 13 years from June 2004, when I became president, I was able to fulfill my responsibility thanks to your generous support. I would like to express my sincere gratitude once again to you all.

Meanwhile, I would like to end my blog, which I have continued for over 10 years since launching it on July 2, 2007. I was free to express myself and share with you what I heard, saw, and felt. Thank you very much for continuing to read my posts.

I hear that the new president, Mr. Inoue, will also start his own blog. I would like to ask you to provide him with the same generous support that you showed me.

Together with President Inoue (right)
Together with President Inoue (right)

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC President CEO Masayoshi Matsumoto

Born in 1944 in Hyogo Prefecture, Masayoshi Matsumoto joined Sumitomo Electric in 1967. After serving as General Manager of Chubu District Office, Managing Director and Senior Managing Director, he assumed office of President and CEO in June 2004.

His leisure activities include jogging, reading and art appreciation. Also a seasoned athlete, he played baseball in junior high school and practiced judo in senior high school. In university, he threw the javelin competitively and participated in all-Japan inter-university competitions.

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