(2) Number of shares sold by Mitsui: 15,000,000 shares
(3) Total sale price: ¥ 44.8 billion (¥ 2,985.33 per share) (4) Gain on sale of investment securities: ¥ 42.0 billion
2. Impact on earnings forecasts
On a consolidated basis, the gain on sale of investment securities associated with the sale of Recruit Holdings shares is accounted for as comprehensive income on the consolidated financial statements and does not have any impact on the consolidated earnings forecasts. On the other hand, relating to this transaction, Mitsui expects the decrease of corporate tax and is now conducting careful investigation. An announcement will be made in due course when the investigation is completed.