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Friday, 5 December 2014, 16:00 HKT/SGT

Source: JCB
JCB International patronage Centre Des Monuments Nationaux
Making a contribution to preservation of cultural heritage in France

Tokyo and Paris, Dec 5, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - JCB International Co., Ltd. (JCBI), the international operations subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd., and the Centre Des Monuments Nationaux (CMN), which conserves and restores historic monuments in France, are pleased to announce that JCBI signed an agreement with CMN to become a patron of CMN. The partnership will support the CMN's development of digital tools for the iconic World Heritage sites such as the Arc de Triomphe and Villa Cavrois, which will open its doors in June 2015.

CMN is a public administration that manages more than 100 important historical monuments including the Arc de Triomphe and the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel. JCB's patronage will assist CMN in its important mission to conserve these monuments as cultural assets not only for France but also for the world at large.

Not only has JCB built a JCB card acceptance network in France over the past 30 years, but also JCB operates the JCB Plaza and JCB Plaza Lounge customer service desks in France which provide JCB cardmembers with local travel and sightseeing information, and actively recommend the best shops, restaurants, spots of interest and cultural facilities. Acceptance of JCB brand payment at CMN administered monuments makes it all the more convenient to enjoy the country's cultural heritage for JCB cardmembers not only from Japan but also from all over Asia including China, Korea, Taiwan, and other countries across the world.

Koremitsu Sannomiya, President & COO of JCBI says, "We are proud to be now a part of CMN's important mission to conserve and restore France's historical monuments, and to promote the understanding of the French heritage. We are here to contribute to deeper cultural exchange between Japan and France now and in the future. JCBI will continue to promote tourism and cultural exchange above and beyond the boundaries of corporate activity for payments."

Philippe Belaval, President of the Centre des Monuments Nationaux says, "It is our pleasure that JCBI, the most popular and reliable payments brand in Asia, will be a patron of conserving our historical monuments. We look forward to welcoming more visitors from Asia to enjoy our heritage than ever through this cooperation with JCBI."

About CMN

The Centre des Monuments Nationaux is a public administration run by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, and is French first cultural and tourist public network with more than 9.2 million visitors per year. It conserves, restores, and manages nearly 100 national monuments belonging to the State, staffing their sites and opening them to the public. Among the monuments for which it is responsible are the Abbey of Mont-Saint-Michel, the Chateau d'Angers and Chateau d'Azay-le-Rideau, the Chateau and ramparts of the city of Carcassonne, the Arc de triomphe and the Sainte-Chapelle. All the abbeys, chateaux, prehistoric caves, archaeological sites, and so on are examples of the diversity and wealth of the heritage of France throughout the ages. For more information, visit www.presse.monuments-nationaux.fr

About JCB

JCB is a major 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 27 million merchants and over a million cash advance locations in 190 countries and territories. JCB cards are now issued in 16 countries and territories, with more than 84 million cardmembers. 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 provide responsive and high-quality service and products to all customers worldwide. For more information, visit: www.jcbcorporate.com/english

Note: JCB statistics included in About JCB are as of the end of March 2014.

Contact Press CMN
Camille Boneu
Phone: +33-1-44-61-21-86
Email: camille.boneu@monuments-nationaux.fr

Contact Press JCB
Ayako Tanaka
JCB International Co., Ltd. Corporate Planning
Phone: +81-3-5778-8390
Email: jcbinternational-pr@info.jcb.co.jp

Pascale Couderc
JCB International (Europe) Ltd. Branch in Paris
Phone +33-1-42-44-10-80
Email: press.france@jcbeurope.eu

Topic: General Announcement
Source: JCB

Sectors: Cards & Payments
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