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JCBI Sponsoring Vietnam Football Federation


13 June 2011 

  Tokyo, June 13, 2011 – JCB International (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB, the only global payment brand based in Japan, is pleased to announce the signing of an agreement with the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) for the sponsorship of Vietnamese national soccer team.

  Through this agreement, JCBI considers building up the excitement of the Vietnamese national soccer team and to leverage JCB's presence by displaying a collaborative decal of JCB logo and VFF supporting partner logo at the soccer stadium hosted by VFF and at JCB merchants.

  JCBI and VFF will take this opportunity to further discuss the issuance of co-branded cards to meet the satisfaction for not only the Vietnamese soccer fan but for all the Vietnamese that suits the lifestyle, value and its culture.

  Vietnam is one of the key target markets for JCB because of its strong growth and potential scale for card payment market. Since 1991, JCB and JCBI have been expanding JCB merchants in Vietnam to increase the card acceptance for JCB cardmembers. Currently JCBI has merchant acquiring relationship with nine partner banks and financial institutions, and approximately 12,600 merchants now accept JCB cards. JCBI and major banks in Vietnam are planning to issue JCB cards in August this year.

  JCB, as a global payment brand, will continue contributing to the development of Vietnam's credit payment market in the future.

[Supporting partner logo]

[JCB acquiring alliances in Vietnam]

  Starting Financial institution
1 Sep 1991 Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Foreign Trade of Vietnam
2 Dec 1998 United Overseas Bank LTD.
3 Dec 1998 Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited
4 Mar 2008 Sai Gon Thuong Tin Commercial Joint Stock Bank
5 Aug 2008 Asia Commercial Bank
6 Apr 2009 DongA Commercial Joint Stock Bank
7 Nov 2009 Vietnam Joint Stock Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade
8 Jul 2010 Vietnam Export Import Commercial Joint Stock Bank
9 Aug 2010 Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development

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