February 12, 2019
  • Rakuten, Inc.
  • Spotlight Inc.

Personnel Change Announcement

Tokyo, February 12, 2019 - Rakuten, Inc. (4755: Tokyo) has accepted the conclusion of an absorption-type split agreement that will have the Company's payments-related businesses (Rakuten Pay business for real store payments, Point Partner business, Edy business, etc.) and shares of Rakuten Edy, Inc. transfer to Spotlight Inc. Accordingly, Rakuten’s subsidiary Spotlight Inc. (company name to change to Rakuten Payment, Inc. as of April 1, 2019) today announced that it has resolved the following executive-level appointment, pending official resolution at the annual general shareholders’ meeting.

Personnel Change (Effective April 1, 2019) 


New Title

Koichi Nakamura

Representative Director and President of
Rakuten Payment, Inc. 

*Koichi Nakamura will resign his role as Representative Director and Vice President of Rakuten Card Co., Ltd. and become a Board Director by the effective date above.

*Please note that the information contained in press releases is current as of the date of release.

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