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ValueCommerce Awarded 9th Place in the 2003 Technology Fast 50 in Japan by Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu ValueCommerce Records 357% Growth in Revenues

ValueCommerce Co., Ltd.

ValueCommerce Co., Ltd (President: Brian Nelson) was recognized as one of Japan’s fastest growing companies in Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu’s 2003 Technology Fast 50 in Japan Ranking, a compilation by the international accounting and professional services firm on the fastest growing corporations in the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications (TMT) sector. ValueCommerce was recognized for their 357% growth of revenues over the prior three years, taking 9th place, out of the top 50 firms.

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu’s launched the Technology Fast 50 Ranking in 1995, in the United States, to support the growth of the entire TMT sector by honoring growth companies and developing improved name brand recognition. Since that time, the Fast 50 has been conducted in each country worldwide as a yardstick of corporate growth and to benchmark successes. The Fast 50 includes both listed and unlisted companies in the TMT sector, with ranking based on the overall growth rate (%) of revenues over the prior three fiscal years. This year’s report is the first year that the report has been conducted on the Japanese market as an independent market. With ValueCommerce included in this year’s awards, ValueCommerce is automatically nominated for inclusion in the Second Asia Pacific Technology Fast 500, to be announced in December. Credited with the 357% growth in ValueCommerce’s revenues were:

Revolutionary Business Model
Stability in earnings is secured though a business model based on market needs, such that growth in the E-Commerce marketplace coincides with steadily growing revenues.

Strong Operating Abilities and Customer Support Focused on Customer Satisfaction
Sales and customer service teams comprised of veteran members are able to respond precisely to clients needs. Customer trust is built by providing services with a high level of customer satisfaction.

Know-how is accumulated by sifting through and analyzing marketing data. Customers are offered high value-adding solutions created through the marriage of Technology with Marketing Consulting services.

Japan’s Largest Media Network
The ValueCommerce network comprises over 100,000 internet and mobile websites, as well as e-mail magazines, with the entire advertising network creating an advertising reach over 50%(1), making it Japan’s largest advertising network. Owing to the network’s strength, stable advertising revenues and eCommerce sales contribute to secure corporate revenues.
(1) Based on data from Banner Track Custom (NetRatings Japan Inc.), July, 2003.

Technical Capabilities
Competitive abilities are reinforced via development teams comprised of talented staff that design and create products and services with a constant awareness of world-class quality.

Upon receiving the award, the CEO of ValueCommerce, Brian Nelson says “We always provide optimal solutions for our customers needs, supporting the business successes of our customers. This award, as an unlisted company being acknowledged as a top performer, is a true honor, and at the same time, is an indicator of our growth to come, as we strive to contribute to the vitality of the industry, and to the Japanese economy.”

The Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Japan Team Leader for the TMT Group, Mr. Yoshitaka Asaeda, states “The recipients of the Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Fast 50 Award are companies that, in the midst of an industry beset by difficult economic conditions, were able to display strong growth ability, vision, and determination, in achieving their success. We laud ValueCommerce for their success, and recognize their remarkable rate of growth over the last three years.”

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