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Press Release 2018

On the Business Partnership with the ARUHI Marketing Corporation on Electricity and Gas Retail Sales

September 14, 2018

Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.
CD Energy Direct Co., Ltd.

Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (Headquarters: Higashi-ku, Nagoya-shi; President & Director: Satoru Katsuno; hereafter, “Chubu Electric Power”) and CD Energy Direct Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Tokyo; President & Director: Shinji Ozu; hereafter, “CD Energy Direct”), a joint venture with Chubu Electric Power and Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Chuo-ku, Osaka-shi; President & Representative Director: Takehiro Honjo; hereafter, “Osaka Gas”) have entered into a business partnership with ARUHI Marketing Corporation (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director: Tomoyasu Domon; hereafter, “ARUHI Marketing”), a subsidiary of ARUHI Corporation (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director & Chairman & President & CEO & COO: Hiroshi Hamada; hereafter, “ARUHI”), the largest domestic financial institution specializing in housing loans.

Today, ARUHI Marketing will begin providing “ARUHI Fresh Start Package”, a special plan for customers using ARUHI housing loans.

The “ARUHI Fresh Start Package” bundles a variety of services necessary to start life in a new home including “electricity”, “gas”, “water dispensers”, “internet connections”, and “moving services”. ARUHI Marketing will handle the applications for these services, eliminating stress for customers who are busy starting their lives afresh.

CD Energy Direct will be selling the “electricity” and “gas” portion of the bundled services for the metropolitan area. Chubu Electric Power will be providing these services to areas other than the metropolitan area as the service area for the Package expands.

Chubu Electric Power will continue to expand distribution routes by collaborating with various types of companies in diverse industries to meet the needs of customers in a wide range of fields. It will work toward providing services that contribute to making the lives of customers more conformable as a leading comprehensive energy service company emphasizing gas and electricity.

CD Energy Direct will aim to become the chosen comprehensive energy company by leveraging the knowhow accumulated in the electricity and gas fields by Chubu Electric Power and Osaka gas and collaborating with partner companies in diverse sectors.

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Company Overview: ARUHI Corporation

 Headquarters

 22nd floor Izumi Garden Tower, 1-6-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

 Business

 Lending/handling housing loans, insurance brokerage, bank agency services

 Date of incorporation

 June 9, 2000

 Share capital

 6 billion yen

 Representative

 Representative Director & Chairman & President & CEO & COO Hiroshi Hamada

Company Overview: ARUHI Marketing Corporation

 Headquarters

 22nd floor Izumi Garden Tower, 1-6-1, Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo

 Business

 Advertising work, operating web-based services, contracted development of web-based services

 Date of incorporation

 July 1, 2017

 Share capital

 10 million yen

 Representative

 Representative Director Tomoyasu Domon

Partner companies for the “ARUHI Fresh Start Package”

 Electricity/gas

 Chubu Electric Power, CD Energy Direct

 Water dispensers

 Premium Water Inc. (Note)

 Internet connections

 Carrier Communication, Inc.

 Moving services

 Art Corporation, Sakai Moving Service Co. Ltd.

(Note) ARUHI Marketing Corporation has been in talks with Chubu Electric Power and Premium Water Inc. since January 2018 to develop new services as partnering companies.