Press Release



Mori Building Co., Ltd.

Minoru Mori, Chairman and CEO, Mori Building Company, passes away

It is with great sadness that we announce that:
Minoru Mori, Chairman and CEO of our company, passed away of heart failure on March 8 at 06:52 am, as he had been under medical treatment. On his behalf, we would like to express hereby our gratitude for your support and friendship during his lifetime.

According to his own will, funerals have been conducted within strict family circles, therefore this announcement is made after all ceremonies.

A farewell ceremony will be organized at a latter date.

Minoru Mori
Born: August 24, 1934 (age: 77)
Deceased: March 8, 2012, 06:52 am

According to the family, no gifts and no flowers will be accepted.
Details of the farewell ceremony will be announced at a later date.



Minoru Mori
Chairman and CEO, Mori Building Co., Ltd.

Born August 1934 in Kyoto, Japan. Graduated from University of Tokyo (Mar. 1959), co-founded Mori Building CO., joining as Director (Jun. 1959); President and CEO from Jan. 1993.

Apr. 1964: Appointed Managing Director, Mori Building Co., Ltd.
Sep. 1969: Appointed Executive Director, Mori Building Co., Ltd.
Jan. 1993: Appointed President and Chief Executive Officer, Mori Building Co., Ltd.
Jun. 2011: Appointed Chairman and CEO, Mori Building Co., Ltd.

Positions within Public Organizations:
Feb. 1993: Appointed Trustee, Real Estate Companies Association
Jun. 1995: Appointed Councilor, WWF Japan
Aug. 1998-Jul. 2000: Member, The Economic Strategy Council of the Japanese Government
Jun. 1999: Executive Committee Member of Metropolitan Tokyo on the Capital Functions Relocation Problem
Nov. 2000: Appointed Councilor, Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry
May 2001-Mar. 2004: Member, Council for Regulatory Reform, Japanese Government
Jul. 2003: Appointed Trustee, Urban Land Institute (U.S.A.)
Apr.2008: Appointed Permanent Trustee, Tokyo Building Owners and Managers Associations
Jun. 2009: Appointed Permanent Trustee, Japan Building Owners and Managers Association
May 2010: Appointed Permanent Trustee, Japan Federation of Economic Organizations
May 2010: Senior Advisor to the Tourism Policy Committee
Nov 2010: Executive Councilor, Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Jun. 1994: First Class of the Royal Order of the Polar Star (Sweden)
Feb. 2003: Commander of the British Empire (CBE)
Sep. 2005: Visiting Professor, Tokyo Metropolitan University
Jan. 2008: Asia Businessman of the Year (Fortune Magazine)
Jun. 2008: Grand Official of the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity (Italy)
Dec. 2009: Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE)
Dec. 2010: Commendation for Tourism by the Commissioner of the Japan Tourism Agency

Mar. 2012: Published "The Making of Vertical Garden Cities"

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Please address inquires regarding this press release to:

Mori Building Co., Ltd. Public Relations

Location Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, P.O.Box 1, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-6155, Japan
Tel 03-6406-6606
Fax 03-6406-9306

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