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.

Metaps Analytics can now combine TV, Internet, and Smartphone Advertisements with Website analytics.

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TOKYO – December 2nd, 2015 – Metaps Inc. (HQ: Tokyo, Japan; CEO: Katsuaki Sato, hereafter “Metaps”) has added an enhanced function on Metaps Analytics. Users of Google Analytics can now check their statistics on Metaps Analytics. The data from smartphone and broadcast television advertisements will be consolidated with existing website tracking information.

Metaps announces to be the first marketing partner of SEGA Networks’ global game publishing framework “goPlay” : Support smart device games to expand globally

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TOKYO – November 26th, 2015 – Metaps Inc. (HQ: Tokyo, Japan; CEO: Katsuaki Sato, hereafter “Metaps”) and SEGA Games Co., Ltd. SEGA Networks Company. (HQ: Tokyo, Japan; CEO: Haruki Satomi, Company COO: Minoru Iwaki, hereafter “SEGA Networks”) announced that Metaps will be the first marketing partner of “goPlay”. SEGA Networks will introduce goPlay, a global smart device game publishing framework, Spring 2016.

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.

Metaps and Hakuhodo to develop TV commercial analytics for app developers

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Metaps Inc. has announced a total marketing partnership targeting app developers with Japanese advertising agency Hakuhodo Inc.

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 and Space Shift begin joint research into a system that makes use of microsatellites and big data analysis to understand changes taking place on Earth : Aiming for a fusion of IT and space〜

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Metaps (Tokyo, Shinjuku-Ku, President: Katsuaki Sato) is a company that supports the monetization of apps by utilizing data analysis and artificial intelligence. Space Shift (Tokyo, Minato-Ku, President : Naruki Kanemoto) is a company that has made use of microsatellites in space business development. Starting from today, Thursday, October 30th, 2014, these two companies will undertake joint research into a system that makes use of microsatellites and big data analysis to understand changes taking place on Earth.

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