Metaps Signs Capital Participation and Business Cooperation Agreement with the Aim of Providing New Payments Services -Working Towards Digital Wallets for Electronic Payment and Leveraging Big Data-

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On April 14, 2017, Metaps Inc. (CEO: Katsuaki Sato),Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (President & Group CEO: Yasuhiro Sato), Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (President & CEO: Koji Fujiwara), and WiL LLC (CEO: Gen Isayama) signed an agreement for capital participation and business cooperation for the purpose of providing a new settlement service using FinTech.

Basic Agreement for Business Tie-up with the Aim of Providing New Payments Services

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Today, Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. (President & Group CEO: Yasuhiro Sato), Mizuho Bank, Ltd. (President & CEO: Nobuhide Hayashi), Metaps Inc. (President: Katsuaki Sato, (Metaps)), and WiL LLC. (Co-Founder & CEO: Gen Isayama, (WiL)), formed a basic agreement to begin co-operation with a view to a business tie-up with the aim of utilizing FinTech to provide new payments services.

Notification on the appointment of a candidate outside director as a corporate advisor

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Metaps Inc. (Head Office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; President: Katsuaki Sato, “Metaps”) hereby announces that Mr. Ken Takayama, who is a former CFO of Rakuten, Inc., (“Rakuten”) was appointed as a corporate advisor to our company from this September, prior to his nomination as a candidate for an outside director. The selection of outside directors is to be discussed at the 9th ordinary general shareholders’ meeting scheduled to be held in November 2016.

Acquisition of PAYDESIGN, Inc.

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On April 14, 2016, Metaps, Inc. (“Metaps”) announced its acquisition of PAYDESIGN, Inc. (“PAYDESIGN”), a leading payment service company in Japan (the “Transaction”). Metaps acquired all of the outstanding common stock of PAYDESIGN from DRC Capital group, Japanese private equity funds, for JPY 2,880million in cash.

Metaps Names Richard Zheng to Executive Team: Executive Director in Charge of Greater China Operations. Lou Fei Takes Investment and Consultation Responsibilities.

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TOKYO – February 1st, 2015 – Metaps Inc. (HQ: Tokyo, Japan; CEO: Katsuaki Sato, hereafter “Metaps”) announced Richard Zheng would join the board to lead Greater China business. Metaps also announced Lou Fei, former Executive Director in charge of Greater China Operations, will be newly in charge of investment and consultation section.

Approval for Listing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (Mothers)

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Metaps Inc. is pleased to announce the approval of its listing on the Mothers Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange today. Metaps’ common stock is scheduled to begin trading on the Mothers market at the opening of the market on Friday August 28th, 2015 JST.

Former Square Enix President Yoichi Wada joins Metaps Board of Directors

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Yoichi Wada, the former President of Square Enix, has joined the Metaps team as an outside director on the Board of Directors.

Metaps announces $36 Million in Series C Funding

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Metaps Inc. announced that they have completed a $36 million Series C round of financing, headed by pre-existing and multiple new stakeholders in Japan and with the participation of a Silicon Valley venture capital firm. Regarding the new business partnerships formed in this round of funding, plans are to reveal details later this year.

Metaps Establishes UK Subsidiary as Regional Headquarters for European Operations

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Metaps Inc. (HQ: Tokyo, CEO: Katsuaki Sato, hereafter “Metaps”) announced the establishment of a UK subsidiary as the regional headquarters for their European operations.

Android Monetization Platform "metaps" and Korea’s No.1 Mobile Messaging App Developer "Kakao" Announce Partnership Agreement

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TOKYO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Metaps Inc. (HQ: Tokyo, Japan; CEO: Katsuaki Sato, hereafter “Metaps”) and KAKAO Corporation (HQ: Seoul, South Korea; Co-CEOs: JB Lee & Sirgoo Lee, hereafter “Kakao”) announced that they have entered into a new business partnership agreement for the Korean market.