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TOKYO, October 29, 2009
Mitsubishi Motors Corporation Announces First Half Fiscal 2009 Results and Full-Year Forecasts

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation today announced its sales and financial results for the first half (1H) of the 2009 fiscal year ending March 31, 2010, and outlined its forecasts for the full fiscal year.

(1) Performance overview
Mitsubishi Motors posted consolidated net sales of 573.0 billion yen for the first half of fiscal 2009 (April 1 through September 30, 2009), a decrease of 641.0 billion yen, or 53 percent over the same period last year. Factors behind the drop in sales include the drop in year-on-year unit sales volume and the strengthening of the Japanese yen.

Mitsubishi Motors posted an operating loss of 32.5 billion yen, 57.9 billion yen down from the operating profit of the same period last fiscal year. Despite positive factors such as concerted efforts to reduce costs and expenses, these positive factors were overcome by the greater negative factors of the drop in sales volume and the strong yen.

Mitsubishi Motors posted an ordinary loss of 34.2 billion yen, a 55.1 billion yen decrease over the ordinary profit from the same period last fiscal year, and reported a net loss of 36.4 billion yen, 49.2 billion yen down from the net profit of the same period last fiscal year.

Accordingly, financial results for the first half of fiscal year 2009 were mostly in line with the 1H fiscal year 2009 forecasts announced on April 27 (1H fiscal year 2009 forecasts published on April 27: net sales of 600 billion yen; operating loss of 35 billion yen; ordinary loss of 40 billion yen; net loss for the term of 45 billion yen).
(2) Sales Volume
Mitsubishi Motors' global retail sales volume for 1H fiscal year 2009 totaled 445,000 units, a decrease of 158,000 units, or 26 percent over the same period last year. Below is a breakdown of regional unit sales volume.
  • Japan: 77,000 units (a decrease of 6,000 units, or 8 percent year-on-year)
  • North America: 46,000 units (a decrease of 25,000 units, or 35 percent year-on-year)
  • Europe: 93,000 units (a decrease of 75,000 units, or 44 percent year-on-year)
  • Asia & Others: 229,000 units (a decrease of 52,000 units, or 18 percent year-on-year)
  • (3) Fiscal 2009 full-year forecasts
    Mitsubishi Motors has decided to leave its April 27-announced fiscal 2009 sales volume plan of 932,000 units and full-year financial forecasts unchanged (net sales of 1.5 trillion yen; operating profit of 30 billion yen; ordinary profit of 15 billion yen; net profit of 5 billion yen).
    (4) 2H fiscal 2009 measures to boost product competitiveness
  • Expand models that qualify for eco-car tax reductions and subsidies from 10 to 15
  • Launch new compact SUV (February 2010)
  • <North America>
  • Launched new Lancer Sportback in the United States (September)
  • Facelift for Outlander (November)
  • <Europe>
  • Facelift for Outlander (November)
  • Facelift for L200 (January 2010)
  • <Asia & Others>
  • Facelift for Outlander (October)
  • Launch new Challenger in Australia (December)
  • Boosting competitiveness of locally produced models
        Thailand: Start production of new Lancer EX including E85 compliant version (October)
        Brazil: Add FFV version of L200 Triton (October)
        China: Start local production of new Lancer EX (November)
        Philippines: Start local production of new Lancer EX (January 2010)

    Note on forward-looking statements

    All statements herein, other than historical facts, contain forward-looking statements and are based on MMC's current forecasts, expectations, targets, plans, and evaluations. Any forecasted value is calculated or obtained based on certain assumptions. Forward-looking statements involve inherent risks and uncertainties.
    A number of significant factors could therefore cause actual results to differ from those contained in any forward-looking statement. Significant risk factors include:

        - Feasibility of each target and initiative as laid out in this presentation;
        - Fluctuations in interest rates, exchange rates and oil prices;
        - Changes in laws, regulations and government policies; and
        - Regional and/or global socioeconomic changes.

    Potential risks and uncertainties are not limited to the above and MMC is not under any obligation to update the information in this presentation to reflect any developments or events in the future.

    If you are interested in investing in Mitsubishi Motors, you are requested to make a final investment decision at your own risk, taking the foregoing into consideration. Please note that neither Mitsubishi Motors nor any third party providing information shall be responsible for any damage you may suffer due to investment in Mitsubishi Motors based on the information shown in this presentation.

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