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ORIX Announces Capital Participation in the Largest Cambodian Bank ACLEDA

Nov 13, 2013

TOKYO, Japan - November 13, 2013 - ORIX Corporation (TSE: 8591; NYSE: IX), a leading integrated financial services group, today announced its capital participation in the largest Cambodian commercial bank ACLEDA Bank Plc (hereinafter, "ACLEDA"). ORIX is scheduled to acquire 6% of ACLEDA's shares before the end of the year, having received permission for the share acquisition from the central bank of Cambodia.

ACLEDA is Cambodia's largest commercial bank which started as an NGO specializing in micro-finance in 1993, with the purpose of developing micro-enterprises and supporting job creation. When ACLEDA converted from an NGO to a bank in 2000, in addition to welcoming European development banks as shareholders, it introduced a governance structure separating management and oversight, creating a highly creditworthy and transparent management structure. At present, it has 238 offices and branches throughout Cambodia and has a firm customer base focusing on financing small and medium sized micro-enterprises. Further, ACLEDA has pursued expansion of its business fields in the Indo-China region where further economic growth is expected by establishing a bank in Laos in 2008 and a micro finance company in Myanmar in 2012.

With the lowest level GDP per head of population in the ASEAN region, and as a manufacturing center which can provide a low cost young workforce with approximately two thirds of the population under 30 years old, Cambodia is receiving considerable attention. Since the establishment of Special Economic Zones in 2005, in recent years Cambodia has achieved high economic growth mainly in the manufacturing and service industries by creating an environment which makes it easy for foreign corporations including Japanese corporations to set up business.

ORIX has historically expanded its business fields by forming partnerships with leading local companies when entering a country in Asia for the first time. With its first entry into Cambodia, ORIX aims to seek new investment opportunities with ACLEDA as its business partner, while also contributing to ACLEDA's new business development and improvement of corporate value based on the financial services business know how that it has cultivated up until now in Japan and Asia.

Looking ahead, ORIX will continue to expand its operations mainly in the field of financial services in Asia where growth is anticipated.

■Overview of ACLEDA
Company Name ACLEDA Bank Plc
Location Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Representative IN Channy (President and CEO)
Established October, 2000
Shareholders ASA, Plc. (Cambodia)
ACLEDA NGO (Cambodia)
International Finance Corporation (USA)
JSH Asian Holdings Limited (Hong Kong)
Compagnie Financière de la BRED (France)
Triodos-Doen Foundation (Holland)
Triodos Fair Share Fund (Holland)
Triodos Microfinance Fund (Holland)
Business Commercial Banking
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Contact Information
ORIX Corporation, Corporate Planning Department
TEL : +81-3-3435-3121 / Fax : +81-3-3435-3154

About ORIX
ORIX Corporation (TSE: 8591; NYSE: IX) is an integrated financial services group based in Tokyo, Japan, providing innovative value-added products and services to both corporate and retail customers. With operations in 34 countries and regions outside of Japan, ORIX's activities include corporate financial services, such as leases and loans, as well as automobile operations, rental operations, real estate, life insurance, banking and loan servicing. For more details, please visit our website:

These documents may contain forward-looking statements about expected future events and financial results that involve risks and uncertainties. Such statements are based on our current expectations and are subject to uncertainties and risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause such a difference include, but are not limited to, those described under “Risk Factors” in the Company’s annual report on Form 20-F filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and under “4. Risk Factors” of the “Summary of Consolidated Financial Results” of the “Consolidated Financial Results April 1, 2012 – March 31, 2013.”

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