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RYUKOSHA NETWARE Announces That It Is Changing Its Name

October 21, 2019

TOKYO-October 21, 2019- RYUKOSHA NETWARE Inc., Internet Initiative Japan Inc. ("IIJ", TSE1: 3774)'s 100% owned subsidiary, today announced that it will change its company name to IIJ Protech Inc., effective January 1, 2020.

Founded in 1997, RYUKOSHA NETWARE is a human resources service provider that supplies system administrators and service support operators to corporations. It became a consolidated subsidiary of IIJ in December 2014. Through operational subcontracting from and technical staffing to IIJ Group and its business partners, RYUKOSHA NETWARE provides engineering resources to leading firms in finance, manufacturing, and telecommunications. Through this name change, the firm is aiming to clarify its corporate image as a member of the IIJ Group. Under its new name, IIJ Protech, the company will strive to provide more corporate value and foster a sense of unity within the IIJ Group.

Details of the change

Current name RYUKOSHA NETWARE Inc.
New name IIJ Protech Inc.
Scheduled date of change January 1, 2020

Company Profile

Company name RYUKOSHA NETWARE Inc.
President & CEO Hiroaki Yamane
Address Iidabashi Grand Bloom, 2-10-2 Fujimi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0071
Date of establishment April 1, 1997
Number of employees 360 (as of August 2019)
Business details Human resources services for supplying system administrators and service support operators
URL (only in Japanese language)

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 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.

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