Daimler AG increases ownership share in Fuso


Expedition Leader
source: http://www.mitsubishi-fuso.com/en/press/110111/110111.html

Press release:

Daimler AG Increases Equity in
Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation
January 11, 2011

• 30 Billion Yen (€ 271 Million) Investment to Support Growth as Global Commercial Vehicle Market Continues Recovery
• Daimler’s Stake in MFTBC Increases from 85% to 89.29%
• Mitsubishi Group Companies Now Hold 10.71%, Continue as Strong Business Partners

Stuttgart/Kawasaki – Daimler AG today announced it has increased equity in Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) by 30 Billion Yen (€ 271 Million).

The objective of the additional investment is to support growth and business expansion as the global commercial vehicle market continues its recovery from the economic crisis.

MFTBC comprehensively realigned its operations over the past two years, and now focuses on growth and continuing efficiency as a more integral part of Daimler Trucks.

As a result of the equity increase, Daimler’s stake in MFTBC has increased from 85% to 89.29%. Mitsubishi Group companies now own 10.71% of MFTBC shares, and continue as strong business partners in Japan and international markets.

MFTBC is an integral part of the Daimler Trucks Division of Daimler AG. Based in Kawasaki, Japan, MFTBC develops, produces and markets a full line of commercial trucks and buses, which are sold in more than 150 countries around the world. Within Daimler Trucks, MFTBC fulfills a key role as the group’s Asia pillar, center for light-duty truck competence and Global Hybrid Center.