DeNA and Shogakukan Announce Agreement to Explore Opportunities in Digital Media

Apr 20th 2017

The following information was originally prepared and published by DeNA Co., Ltd. in Japanese. This English translation is for your convenience only. To the extent there is any discrepancy between this English translation and the original Japanese version, please refer to the Japanese version.

TOKYO, JAPAN - April 20, 2017 - DeNA Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 2432) and Shogakukan Inc. today announced their agreement to explore opportunities in digital media.

Starting today, DeNA and Shogakukan will begin to jointly explore new possibilities for creating and operating digital media businesses. Both companies will consider the future of digital media in general, as well as the process for creating articles, including the editing structure and the review of article content.

Both companies will also consider the potential to utilize, in this initiative, DeNA's knowhow gained from developing and operating many different internet services and Shogakukan's editing expertise.

At this point, no decisions have been made regarding DeNA's digital media business, including any plans related to this initiative.

More information will be made available once any relevant decisions have been made.