Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Hanoi and Tokyo - The Military Commercial Joint- Stock Bank (MB), a leading commercial joint-stock bank in Vietnam, and JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., have announced the launch of the JCB card in Vietnam.

The holders of MB JCB Sakura Card can access JCB acceptance network with about 29 million merchants and over a million ATMs in 190 countries and territories. In addition, the card offers highly secured transaction with EMV standard chip, and numerous features such as providing information related to card transactions at anytime and anywhere via SMS, notification emails and eMB - MB internet banking service. Exclusive benefits within the product offerings include special privileges at selected merchants and customer service at JCB Plaza, overseas service counters available at 62 locations around the world. Besides that, MB will start the promotion that cardmembers of MB JCB Sakura Card can enjoy 40% discount with Get&More program.

Mr. Le Hai - Deputy CEO of MB stated, "Aiming to fulfill all customers' demand, MB always focuses on working with wellknown international card brands in order to provide international cards which are smart, convenient and customer oriented. The cooperation between MB and JCB is necessary because JCB is the major card brand in Asia while MB is one of the top five commercial banks in Vietnam. Especially, MB was just conferred with the title "Hero of Labour", awarded by the Government. It once again affirms the position of MB in Vietnam banking system."

Mr. Kimihisa Imada, Deputy President of JCBI said, "I am very pleased to cooperate with MB, leading commercial banks in Vietnam. I hope MB JCB Sakura cardmembers enjoy our various attractive benefits we are currently providing especially in Asia as well as Vietnam. I am confident that the issuance of MB JCB Sakura cards will allow both of us to continue growing business and fulfill our customers."

About MB Bank

MB is a multifunctional financial group with Military Bank as headquarter in Vietnam. Its network includes more than 200 transaction offices, 2 transaction centers in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, 2 oversea branches in Lao and Cambodia and other subsidiaries in securities, insurance, fund management and asset management. MB has been among the top leading banks in Vietnam with more than 7,000 employees.

About JCB

JCB is a global payment brand and a leading credit card issuer and acquirer in Japan. JCB launched its card business in Japan in 1961 and began expanding worldwide in 1981. Its acceptance network includes about 29 million merchants and over a million cash advance locations in 190 countries and territories. JCB cards are now issued in 19 countries and territories, with more than 89 million card members. As part of its international growth strategy, JCB has formed alliances with more than 350 leading banks and financial institutions globally to increase merchant coverage and cardmember base. As a comprehensive payment solution provider, JCB commits to providing responsive and high-quality service and products to all customers worldwide. More information about JCB is also available on the website:

Note: JCB statistics are as of the end of March 2015.

Ayako Tanaka
JCB International Co., Ltd.
Corporate Planning
Phone: +81-3-5778-8390
Email: [email protected]

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21 Cat Linh, Dong Da District, Hanoi, Vietnam
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