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History The Sumitomo Trust and Banking Co., Ltd.

1925 July Established Sumitomo Trust Co., Ltd., as trademark name under the Trust Business Law (paid-in capital: ¥20 million)
September Launched operations (head office: Awaji-cho, Higashi-ku, Osaka) licensed to engage in trust business and collateralized corporate bond trust business
1948 August Changed the company's name to Fuji Trust & Banking Co., Ltd., and started ordinary banking services
1949 May Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Osaka Securities Exchange
1950 April Started currency exchange operations
1951 July Started custody services for securities investment trusts
1952 June Changed Company name to The Sumitomo Trust and Banking Co., Ltd., (current name)
June Started marketing and managing loan trusts
1957 March Started marketing and managing retirement pension trusts
October Registered to engage in real estate brokerage business
1958 November Launched stock transfer agency business
1962 July Transferred headquarters to current location in Sumitomo Building in Kitahama, Osaka
1978 July Established The Sumitomo Trust Finance (Hong Kong) Ltd., in Hong Kong as a consolidated subsidiary
1981 June Started handling "Big," a loan trust
1984 March Launched first land trust in Japan
1985 April Established Sumitomo Trust and Banking (Luxembourg) S.A. as a consolidated subsidiary
December Started managing "Hit," a one-year deferred money trust
1987 September Established Sumitomo Trust and Banking Co. (USA), as a consolidated subsidiary
1989 July Listed on London Stock Exchange
1999 June Adopted executive officer system
September Started operations of Sumishin i-Stations, a new kind of small satellite office
2000 April Introduced business group system
June Established Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd., together with Resona Bank, Ltd. (former The Daiwa Bank, Limited)
June Started Sumitomo Trust Direct, the first Internet bank by a trust bank
August Merged Daiwa International Trust Bank, Ltd., and SB Trust Bank Co., Ltd.
October Registered to engage in comprehensive REIT consulting business
2001 January Established BUSINEXT CORPORATION, together with Aiful CORPORATION.
2002 May Established Human Resource Management & Service Consulting Co., Ltd., together with Panasonic Corporation (former Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.), Kao Corporation, and other companies
September Established Japan TA Solution Company, Limited, as a consolidated subsidiary, together with Japan Securities Agents, Ltd., in Fuchu-Shi, Tokyo
September Capital contribution of Chuo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc. (former Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc.) to Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd.
October Started handling individual annuity products
2004 April Started handling "Good Select", time deposit
October Started handling investment advisory services
December Started securities intermediary business
December Established Japan Pension Operation Service, Ltd., together with Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.
2005 April Consolidated Sumishin Panasonic Financial Services Co., Ltd. (former Matsushita Leasing & Credit Co., Ltd.) by acquiring 66% of stakes
November Consolidated First Credit Corporation by acquiring 100% of stakes
December Established STB Real Estate Investment Management Co., Ltd.
2007 March Consolidated STB Leasing Co., Ltd. by the stock-to-stock exchange
May Consolidated Life Housing Loan, Ltd. by acquiring 100% of stakes
2008 February Merged Barclays Global Investors Japan Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.
March Established STB Leasing & Financial Group Co., Ltd., as a consolidated subsidiary, by the incorporation-type company split
2009 November Conclusion of a basic agreement on the management integration with Chuo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc.
2010 August Execution of a share exchange agreement and a management integration agreement with Chuo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc.
December Resolution of a share exchange agreement with Chuo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc. at a extraordinary general meeting of shareholders
2011 April Establishment of "Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc." through the share exchange with Chuo Mitsui Trust Holdings, Inc.
December Execution of Merger Agreement among The Chuo Mitsui Trust and Banking Company, Limited, Chuo Mitsui Asset Trust and Banking Company, Limited, and The Sumitomo Trust and Banking Co., Ltd.
2012 April Establishment of "Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited" through a merger among The Chuo Mitsui Trust and Banking Company, Limited, Chuo Mitsui Asset Trust and Banking Company, Limited, and The Sumitomo Trust and Banking Co., Ltd.

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