August 29, 2014
  • Rakuten, Inc.

Announcement of Change of
Corporate Name of a Subsidiary

At a meeting of the Board of Directors of Kobo Inc., a consolidated subsidiary of Rakuten, Inc., held on May 10, 2014, a resolution was passed to change the corporate name. Effective July 1, 2014, the corporate name was changed.


1. Details of Corporate Name Change

(1) Reasons for change

To strengthen synergies within the Rakuten Group


(2) New Corporate Name

Rakuten Kobo Inc.


(3) Effective Date

July 1, 2014


2.Summary of the Consolidated Subsidiary

(1)  Company name                      Rakuten Kobo Inc.

(2)  Address                                   135 Liberty Street, Suite 101, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

(3)  Representative                        Takahito Aiki, Chief Executive Officer

(4)  Outline of Business                eBook Services

(5)  Share Capital                          Can$ 727 million (as of December 31, 2013)

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