Macromill Group


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Notification regarding approval of Macromill’s Korean consolidated subsidiary’s initial listing on KOSDAQ market of Korea Exchange
- Expanding our presence in the Asian Market and accelerating our business growth -

Tokyo, March 27, 2020 - Macromill, Inc. (Headquarters: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Scott Ernst, Representative Executive Officer, Global CEO; hereinafter, “Macromill”) is pleased to announce that its consolidated subsidiary MACROMILL EMBRAIN CO., LTD. (Macromill’s ownership percentage: 50.5%; hereinafter “EMBRAIN”) obtained approval for listing on the KOSDAQ market, emerging equity market section of the Korea Exchange (KRX) on March 26, 2020.

1. About EMBRAIN

Macromill’s consolidated subsidiary, EMBRAIN has been leading the marketing research industry as one of the largest internet research companies in Korea. Recently, EMBRAIN has actively focused on new initiatives such as a big data service with its proprietary panels. To increase its brand awareness and recruitment of talented personnel, EMBRAIN has been preparing for the initial listing with the aim to further business growth and revenue expansion, especially digital field.

Following the prescribed procedures such as pre-screening approval at the Korea Exchange (KRX) and the Korea Financial Supervisory Service (FSS), approval has been obtained for the initial listing on the KOSDAQ market, which is a stock market for emerging companies on the exchange.

Preparations for the listing are being conducted on the premise that EMBRAIN will continue to be Macromill’s major consolidated subsidiary, even after being listed. Macromill believes the listing of EMBRAIN shares in Korea will contribute to the future improvement of the enterprise value of our Group.

2. Future prospects

The listing date and other details have not been determined as yet. Further details and the listing schedule are to be announced when they are determined. Also, there is a possibility that a decision not to list EMBRAIN shares could be made by Macromill following reviews and studies by our Group and in consultation with EMBRAIN’s current minority existing shareholders conducted during the preparation process, and in view of the capital market conditions moving forward.

In addition, the expected impact of this listing on our Group’s business results for the fiscal year ending June 2020 is immaterial. Macromill will promptly announce additional information relating to the progress of this initiative in the future, should they arise.

This document is a press release to be publicly released with respect to the approval to list shares of Macromill Embrain Co., Ltd., our Korean subsidiary, on the KOSDAQ market of Korean Exchange and has not been prepared for solicitation for investment or other similar actions, nor shall it or any part of it form the basis of, or be relied on, in connection with any contract, commitment or investment decision in relation thereto in Korea, Japan, United States or any other jurisdiction. Therefore, it is not constituted or intended as an offer to buy, or solicitation of an offer to buy, any shares or securities in any jurisdictions including the United States.

About Macromill

Macromill is a rapidly growing global marketing research and digital marketing solutions provider. We bring together the collective power of our specialist companies to provide innovative data and insights that drive clients’ smarter decisions. Macromill’s industry-leading digital research solutions deliver rapid and cost-effective solutions to the challenges businesses face today. Headquartered in Tokyo with over 40 offices across the Americas, EMEA and Asia, Macromill serves more than 4,000 brands and agencies in more than 90 countries with over 2,400 experts worldwide.

Macromill Group companies include: Macromill, Inc., Dentsu Macromill Insight, Inc., H.M. Marketing Research, Inc., M-Cube, Inc., Macromill Carenet, Inc., Centan Inc., Macromill South East Asia, Inc., Macromill Embrain Co., Ltd., MetrixLab B.V.,Oxyme B.V.and Precision Sample, LLC. For more information, please visit our Macromill Group website

Company Overview of Macromill, Inc.

Business Name:    Macromill, Inc.
Representative:    Scott Ernst, President, Representative Executive Officer and Global CEO
Headquarter:    Minato-ku, Tokyo
Established:    January 31, 2000
Main Business:    Marketing research and digital marketing solutions

Overview of Macromill Embrain Co., Ltd.

Business Name:    Macromill Embrain Co., Ltd.
Representative:    In-Su Choi, CEO
Headquarter:    Seoul, Korea
Established:    October 12, 1998
Main Business:    Marketing research and digital marketing solutions

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