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Weathernews Listed on First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange

Weathernews Inc. announced today the listing of its shares on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Weathernews was originally listed in December 2000 on NASDAQ Japan (current Nippon New Market "Hercules"), run by the Osaka Securities Exchange, making it the first weather information company in the private sector worldwide to be publicly traded. Subsequently, in December 2002, Weathernews was listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The company's listing on the First Section is effective today.

Since its founding in 1986, Weathernews has provided weather-related risk consulting (RC) services to corporations and government entities. The company has gradually expanded its services so that today it even provides weather information to individuals via mobile phones and CS broadcasting. It now provides weather information services globally, with about 750 employees in 36 offices located in 13 countries and regions.

Weathernews will continue to solidify its position as a leading company in the weather information business industry, meeting every challenge as it moves to open up new weather markets throughout the world.

Weathernews Inc.

Weathernews Inc. is the world's largest private weather service company.
It is the only global weather contents provider that has over 600 staffs (including more than 350 meteorologists) in 31 offices in the main cities around the world.
Weathernews offers a full range of weather content services based on a solid man & machine shareware system. In November 2003, Weathernews became the first weather service company ever listed on the 1st Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (4825).