ANNUAL REPORT 2012 for the year ended March 31, 2012

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STRATEGIC PRIORITIES 03

Akagi Nature Park

Activities for Passing Nature's Bounty on to the Next Generation

In 2009, Credit Saison bought and became the operator of Akagi Nature Park, an expansive forest preserve of approximately 120 hectares on the southwest foothills of Mount Akagi in Gunma Prefecture. The park is a reclaimed forest that was once a man-made secondary growth of haphazardly planted cedar seeds. The forest was reclaimed over the course of more than 20 years, taking pains to select flora for restoring the primal beauty of nature. Restoration took place under a policy of establishing a nurturing environment for flowers to grow, rather than planting a garden. Today the park is home to a variety of insects, animals, wild flowers, trees, and rare plants. It is a great place to encounter the beauty of Japan's four seasons firsthand.

The park operated for 156 days and attracted about 27,000 visitors in the second year under Credit Saison's management in fiscal 2011. Through various programs including guided tours of the grounds, nature observation events, and eco-craft activities using the nuts from trees, we offered park visitors the opportunity to appreciate the wonder of nature and the importance of environmental conservation.

Credit Saison operates Akagi Nature Park in the hope of providing children a chance to visit and enjoy the wonder of nature firsthand; an increasingly rare opportunity in today's modern world. We hope that through preservation of the park, we can contribute in a small way to passing on the abundant natural treasures of Japan to future generations. With the help of other companies who support our efforts, we look to continue our patronage of this activity on a long-term basis.

Akagi Nature Park Profile

Area: Approximately 120 hectares, of which about 60 hectares is open to the public
Elevation: 600 to 700m

Plants and Animals Found in Akagi Nature Park

Animals: 1,810 species of insects, 77 species of birds and 15 species of mammals
Plants: 152 species of trees and 510 species of grasses

The following companies
support our activities to
preserve nature at
Akagi Nature Park.
(As of August 31, 2012)

Donations to the Great East Japan Earthquake Recovery and a Report on the Final Donated Amount

Donations collected through Eikyufumetsu Points ("Saison Permanent Points" in English) or by credit card payment, up until March 31, 2012, were donated to the Japan Red Cross Society and prefectural governments to help people affected by the Great East Japan Earthquake.

Credit Saison would like to thank all the cardmembers who so kindly donated to this cause. We sincerely hope that the areas affected by the disaster will recover as soon as possible.

Donated Amount ¥ 637,500,000
Japanese Red Cross Society ¥ 591,792,500
Aomori prefecture ¥ 3,656,000
Iwate prefecture ¥ 8,576,000
Miyagi prefecture ¥ 12,654,000
Fukushima prefecture ¥ 20,821,500

* Total of donations from Eikyufumetsu Points, credit card payments, and Credit Saison

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