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To our Stockholders

Masatoshi Kumagai Group CEO and Representative Director,GMO Internet, Inc.

"Internet for Everyone" is the corporate slogan we entered the industry with in 1995. Today, after having been listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, it continues to be our guiding sentiment. The growth of the Internet has added a new dimension to the economy, to business and to people's lifestyles. This has been a dramatic change that has in turn made the Internet more important than ever. It is no exaggeration to say that whether you are an individual or a corporation, how you use the Internet is critical in determining whether you succeed or fail.

It is our mission to continue cultivating the Internet. Through unique services and technology we develop the Internet solutions people want and provide the infrastructure essential to support an Internet that benefits society as a whole.

Forecasts were achieved the 6th convective year. Despite elevated strategic investment, we achieved a new record. We pursue the next new stage.

In 2015, forecasts were achieved for the 6th consecutive year. This is a new record. We remain committed to enhancing our strengths and reinforcing weaker segments with number one products. Under these themes, Internet Securities rapidly accelerated overall group growth. Despite elevated strategic business investment, we had strong results in Internet Infrastructure and Online Advertising & Media. After promotion in Mobile Entertainment, profit decreased in this segment.

Investment in further growth

We aimed for sustained growth with investment. We are strategically investing in C2C handmade market "minne" using funds generated by a strong Internet Securities. In Online Advertising & Media, we invest in accelerating the segment's technology shift. In addition to "minne", we will be launching domain and cloud hosting with a proven number one track record in Japan under the global brand "" in new geographies in 2016.

Celebrating 20 years since the launch of our Internet business

I would like to express my sincere gratitude to our shareholders.
This year we have implemented a new shareholders return policy, and will conduct a share buyback over the mid to long term as we commit to returning 50% of consolidated net profits to shareholders. Thanks to all of your support.

Masatoshi Kumagai
Group CEO
GMO Internet Group

Masatoshi Kumagai

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