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COMPANY PROFILE

PCPONY CANYON INC.

Address

2-5-10 Toranomon, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan 105-8487 〔map

TEL:03-5521-8000

FAX:03-5521-8100

Established

October 1, 1966

Paid-in Capital

1,200,000,000 Yen

Directors

Takashi Yoshimura , President & C. O. O.

Shingo Inoue , Senior Executive Vice President

Masahiko Mizuguchi , Senior Executive Managing Director

Yosuke Miyake , Senior Executive Managing Director

Yoko Kogawa , Senior Executive Managing Director

Employees

340

Business Activities

The Production , manufacturing and distribution of varied types of entertainment software in physical and digital format.

Offices

Tokyo, Osaka Sales Center

【Sales Center】

NishiumedaMIDBuilding9F 2-2-16 Sonezakishinchi kita-ku Osaka-shi Osaka Japan 530-0002

TEL:06-6442-0555

FAX:06-6341-1135

COMPANY HISTORY

1966

The company was founded as Nippon Broadcasting System Service, Inc., a subsidiary of Nippon Broadcasting System Inc.

1967

Began production and sales of 8-track music tapes under the name of “PONYPak” for the first time in Japan.

1968

Released the first PONY music cassette tape.

1970

Changed the trade name to PONY INC. and moved to World Trade Center Building in Hamamatsucho.

Released the first videotape under the brand name of “PONY VIDEO”.

CANYON RECORDS INC. was established in this year to produce and manufacture phonograph records.

1971

Established NIPPON PLANNING CENTER INC. as a house design agency.

1978

BIG SHOT INC. was established as a Fujisankei Group's advertising agency.

New office building was built in Kudan-kita, Chiyoda-ku and moved to this location.

1979

Established a representative office in Los Angeles.

1982

Released the first personal computer game software under the name of PONYCA.

Established PONY CANYON DISTRIBUTION INC.

1983

Released the first Laser Disc.

1984

Started exclusive videogram license agreements with MGM/UA, Vestron Video, Walt Disney Home Video and BBC Video.

1985

Established representative offices in New York and London.

1986

Started exclusive license agreements with A & M Records and RCA/Columbia Pictures.

The Headquarters' office was moved to Kudan NP Building.

1987

Merged PONY INC. and CANYON RECORDS INC. and changed the company name to PONY CANYON INC.

1989

Entered into equity partnership in Virgin Music Group in the U.K.

1990

Established Virgin Japan as a join-venture company with Virgin Music Group.

Established joint-venture companies in Korea and Hong Kong and also started a local corporation in Singapore.

1991

Established a joint-venture company in Taiwan.

1992

Established CANYON MUSIC INC. (the present name of the company is PONY CANYON MUSIC INC.)

PONYCANYON ENTERPRISE INC. was established as a manufacturing company.

Established a joint-venture company in Malaysia.

1993

Made capital investments in Echo Label Ltd. in the U.K. and World Domination Music Group in the U.S.

1994

Merged PONY CANYON INC. and PONY CANYON DISTRIBUTION INC.

Moved to Hacchoubori, Chuo-ku.

1996

Released the DVD software “SHINJI RA MUNITA / Shinji Tanimura” for the first time in the world.

1998

Moved to Toranomon, Minato-ku.

2001

Started digital video distribution through NTT Communications.

PONY CANYON's official web-site was started on i-mode.

Started the distribution deal with hachama Label.

2002

Acquired the Hip Hop Label “FUTURE SHOCK”.

Started Chaku-Uta (Master Ringtone) digital distribution through Label Mobile.

2004

Started Chaku-Uta-Full (Mobile Single) digital distribution through Label Mobile.

2005

Started the distribution deal with FOR LIFE MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT, INC.

2006

FUJI TELEVISION NETWORK, INC. became the primary share-holder of the company.

Released the HD DVD software for the first time in the world.

Released the Blu-ray software.

Established the PONY CANYON Alumni Association to commemorate the 40th company anniversary.

2007

Established M & I Music Inc.

2009

Established Pony Canyon Music Publishing Inc.

2011

Established Amidea Inc.

2012

Opened Pony Canyon Yoyogi Studio

2013

Opened Pony Canyon Shibuya Studio

2014

EXIT TUNES Inc. become our wholly owned subsidiary company.