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I see this often in business emails, I guess it is not very important in terms of meaning but I couldn't find any post on stackexchange about it.

What does とのことです add to a sentence? Here is the latest example I've read:

碑文谷警察署の本町二丁目交番とのことです

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= 『碑文谷警察署の本町二丁目交番』とのことです。 –  非回答者 Jun 30 at 5:35
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「~~とのことです」は「~~だそうです」のformalな言い方だと思います・・・ –  Choko Jun 30 at 6:30

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とのことです

is a hearsay and a bit formal way.

For example,your boss said Mike is working at 碑文谷警察署の本町二丁目交番.

Then,your business partner asked you where Mike is working at?

So you answered

碑文谷警察署の本町二丁目交番とのことです

if you like to express it in common way,you can say Mike は碑文谷警察署の本町二丁目交番で働いています。

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