NEW YORK, Nov. 30, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UBIC, Inc. (Nasdaq: UBIC) (TSE:2158) ("UBIC" or "the Company"), a leading provider of artificial intelligence (AI)-based big data analysis services, announced today its decision on November 30, 2015 to implement a refinancing of short term borrowings as follows:
1. Reason for the Loans
On July 31, 2015, UBIC completed the acquisition of EvD, Inc. as announced on the same day in the Company's press release entitled, "Matters Regarding UBIC's Acquisition of Shares of EvD, Inc. (to Become Our Subsidiary)", financed by short-term loans from The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation that were announced on July 27, 2015 in the Company's press release entitled: "Matters Regarding Debt Finance".
The Company has decided to implement a refinancing with long-term loans from The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation as part of a loan program through the JBIC (Japan Bank for International Cooperation) that supports the investments of Japanese companies in foreign countries.
The Company expects that this stable source of funding from the refinancing will strengthen the Company's financial status.
2. Summary of the Loans
|(1) Lenders:||The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation|
|(2) Total Amount To Be Borrowed:||$20,440,000 USD and ¥1,706,000,000 JPY|
|(3) Borrowing Dates:||December 24, 2015, and August 30, 2016|
|(4) Repayment Date:||December 24, 2020|
3. Prospects in the Future
The impact of the contents of this news release on the Company's consolidated results ending in March 2016 is minor. The Company will make a further announcement promptly if it finds it has material impact on the results.
About UBIC, Inc.
UBIC, Inc. (Nasdaq:UBIC) (TSE:2158) supports the analysis of big data based on behavior informatics by utilizing its technology, "KIBIT". UBIC's KIBIT technology is driven by UBIC AI based on knowledge acquired through its litigation support services. The KIBIT incorporates experts' tacit knowledge, including their experiences and intuitions, and utilizes that knowledge for big data analysis. UBIC continues to expand its business operations by applying KIBIT to new fields such as healthcare and marketing.
UBIC was founded in 2003 as a provider of e-discovery and international litigation support services. These services include the preservation, investigation and analysis of evidence materials contained in electronic data, and computer forensic investigation. UBIC provides e-discovery and litigation support by making full use of its data analysis platform, "Lit i View®", and its Predictive Coding technology adapted to Asian languages.
Safe Harbor Statement
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