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IIJ Announces Changes in Executive Officers

March 28, 2018

TOKYO-March 28, 2018-Internet Initiative Japan Inc. ("IIJ", NASDAQ: IIJI, TSE1: 3774), one of Japan's leading Internet access and comprehensive network solutions providers, today announced the following changes in executive officers, resolved at the Board of Directors Meeting held on March 28, 2018.

Executive Officers (as of April 1, 2018)

Name Title Principal position
Naoshi Yoneyama
(Promotion)
Senior Managing Executive Officer Division Director of Corporate Planning Division
Masayoshi Tobita Managing Executive Officer CISO
Division Director of Administrative Division
Division Director of Business Unit Management Division
In charge of IT Strategic Planning Office
Kiyoshi Ishida Managing Executive Officer Division Director of Network Division
In charge of Research Laboratory
Makoto Ajisaka Managing Executive Officer Division Director of Service Product Business Division
Yoshikazu Yamai Managing Executive Officer Division Director of Service Infrastructure Division
Koichi Maruyama
(Promotion)
Managing Executive Officer Division Director of Global Business Division
Masakazu Tachikui
(Promotion)
Managing Executive Officer Division Director of Cloud Division
Yasumitsu Iizuka Executive Officer In charge of Global Business Division
(IIJ America Inc. President & CEO)
Seiji Okita Executive Officer Division Director of Professional Services Division 1
Masami Kawamata Executive Officer General Manager of Accounting Department
Akira Sumiya
(New appointment)
Executive Officer General Manager of Compliance Department

Kazuhiro Tokita will retire from IIJ’s Senior Managing Executive Officer on March 31, 2018, and will fully engage as the President & CEO of DeCurret Inc. on April 1, 2018.

About IIJ

Founded in 1992, IIJ is one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive network solutions providers. IIJ and its group companies provide total network solutions that mainly cater to high-end corporate customers. IIJ's services include high-quality Internet connectivity services, systems integration, cloud computing services, security services and mobile services. Moreover, IIJ has built one of the largest Internet backbone networks in Japan that is connected to the United States, the United Kingdom and Asia. IIJ was listed on the U.S. NASDAQ Stock Market in 1999 and on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2006.

The statements within this release contain forward-looking statements about our future plans that involve risk and uncertainty. These statements may differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred to the documents furnished by Internet Initiative Japan Inc. with the SEC, specifically the most recent reports on Forms 20-F and 6-K, which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements.

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IIJ Corporate Communications

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