|Tokyo, Japan, April 2, 2001 -- TBK has announced the appointment of Hara Yoshio as president. His message is as follows.
Succeeding Yasushi Nishiuchi, I have been appointed president of TBK. I pledge my full effort to expand the business of our company, and I request your continued support and cooperation in this endeavor.
On behalf of the new members of the board of directors , I offer my greetings to our shareholders.