News ReleaseLawson comment on reported banking business ventures


TOKYO, JAPAN, 11 20, 2015


Some reports in the media, dated November 20, 2015, have stated that Lawson Inc. was considering or preparing to enter the banking business. We would like to make it clear that these reports are not based on any official announcement made by Lawson itself.


Lawson is always ready to explore a variety of management and business options in order to improve customer satisfaction and boost its own corporate growth. However, in this case, nothing has been decided, and we have nothing concrete to disclose at this stage regarding any potential participation by Lawson in the banking business.


Lawson will continue to consider a range of business opportunities that could help satisfy customers’ needs and maximize our company’s core strengths.


In the interests of swift disclosure of pertinent changes in corporate strategy, Lawson will announce any new concrete business developments as and when they are determined.