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September 14, 2004
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

"K" LINE Continues to be Included in FTSE SRI Index "FTSE4Good Global Index"

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("K" LINE) is pleased to announce that 'FTSE', a UK based global index company, made a periodic review of the list of companies in their SRI (Socially Responsible Investment) index 'FTSE4Good Global Index', and that "K" LINE continues to be listed in the index, in which "K" LINE has been included since March 21, 2003. As announced on September 3, 2004, "K" LINE has also been selected again for the listing of Dow Jones Sustainability Index.

The Index is one of the most famous SRI (Socially Responsible Investment) indices in the world, which lists CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) conscious and highly reliable companies that meet the criteria in the area of environmental, social and human rights performance and other social contribution activities.
At present the Index includes 879 companies in the world including 103 Japanese companies, among which are other shipping companies such as Nippon Yusen Kaisha (JAPAN), Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (JAPAN).

We will continue to be keenly aware of corporate responsibility in society at large and make social contributions.

"K" LINE has been listed in the following major SRI indices:
'FTSE4Good Global Index' (FTSE) (Listed in March 2003)
'MS-SRI' (Morningstar) (Listed in July 2003)
'Dow Jones Sustainability World Indexes (DJSI World)' (Dow Jones & Company, Inc.) (Listed in September 2003)


FTSE was founded in 1995 as a joint venture between the Financial Times and the London Stock Exchange. The company is creating and managing many kinds of famous global indices such as FTSE All-World Index series other than FTSE4Good Index series.

*FTSE4Good Index series

The indices were developed by FTSE in 2001 for SRI (Socially Responsible Investment), which are very important for investors. The qualification depends on the investigation of each entity. Selection criteria are set in three main areas: environmental sustainability, relationships with stakeholders and upholding and supporting human rights. Licensing revenues from these indices are contributed to UNICEF (United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund) by FTSE.


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