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Notice on Appointment of Independent Outside Director Candidate as Corporate Advisor

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CyberAgent, Inc. (Head office: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; President: Susumu Fujita; TSE:4751) today announced that Kozo Takaoka, former Representative Director, President and CEO of Nestlé Japan Ltd. is appointed to corporate advisor of the company on April 1, 2020, along with his nomination to the company's board of directors as a candidate for independent outside director. The election of the board is to be discussed at the 23rd annual general meeting of shareholders scheduled to be held in December 2020.
Takaoka has a wealth of experience and a wide range of insights as corporate executive and leading expert in the field of marketing in Japan, having driven management and contributed to the development of the business as President and CEO of Nestlé Japan Ltd. for many years. We believe that his significant insights and support for management from a highly independent and broad perspective, as well as advice on the execution of marketing operations, will bring an enhancement of the corporate value of CyberAgent group. Therefore we would like to request an appointment of Kozo Takaoka as an independent outside director. 


About CyberAgent
Founded in 1998, we have been operating various businesses, including Media, Advertisement, Game, and Investment Development, in the internet field. With the vision of “To create the 21st century's leading company,” we continue to expand our business in response to the changing environment of the evolving internet industry.
 

Profile of Kozo Takaoka, New Corporate Advisor

March 30, 1960 Born in Osaka
April 1983 Joined Nestlé Japan Ltd.
October 1999 Project Director, Nestlé Confectionary K.K.(Merged with Nestlé Japan Ltd. on January 1, 2010)
April 2001 Marketing Director, Nestlé Confectionery K.K.
January 2005 President & CEO, Nestlé Confectionary K.K.
January 2010 Representative Director & Executive Vice President, Beverage Business Group, Nestlé Japan Ltd. 
November 2010 Representative Director, President & CEO, Nestlé Japan Ltd.
March 2020 Retired from Nestlé Japan Ltd.
*Kozo Takaoka satisfies the requirements for independent directors under the rules of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The Company will provide a notice to the Tokyo Stock Exchange when the appointment of Kozo Takaoka is approved at the 23rd Annual General Meeting of Shareholders.