TOKYO, March 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ) (Nasdaq:IIJI) (TSE1:3774) announces the following planned changes of representative directors as resolved at the Board of Directors meeting held today. These appointments are subjected to approval at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders and the subsequent Board of Directors meeting scheduled in late June 2013.
|(1) Reason for the Changes|
|To further enhance the management structure|
|(2) Names and Positions|
|Name||New Position||Current Position|
|Koichi Suzuki||Representative Director, Chairman and CEO||Representative Director, President and CEO|
|Eijiro Katsu||Representative Director, President and COO||Special Advisor|
|(3) Short Profile of Eijiro Katsu|
|Date of Birth||June 19, 1950|
|Career||Apr. 1975||Joined Ministry of Finance|
|Jun. 1995||Director, Foreign Exchange and Money Market Department, International Finance Bureau, MOF|
|Jul. 1997||Budget Examiner of Budget Bureau, MOF|
|Jul. 2007||Director-General of the Financial Bureau, MOF|
|Jul. 2008||Deputy Vice Minister, MOF|
|Jul. 2009||Director-General, Budget Bureau, MOF|
|Jul. 2010||Vice Minister of Finance|
|Aug. 2012||Retired from Minister of Finance, Special Advisor, MOF|
|Nov. 2012||Joined IIJ as Special Advisor (current position)|
|Jun. 2013||President and COO of IIJ (scheduled)|
Founded in 1992, Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ) (Nasdaq:IIJI) (TSE1:3774) 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. The company's services include high-quality systems integration and cloud computing/data center services, security services, Internet access, and content distribution. Moreover, the company has built one of the largest Internet backbone networks in Japan, and between Japan and the United States. IIJ listed on NASDAQ in 1999 and on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2006. For more information about IIJ, please visit IIJ Web site at http://www.iij.ad.jp/en/.
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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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