FAQ

General information

QWhen was UBIC established?
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August 8, 2003

QWhat is the origin of UBIC's company name and meaning of the logo?
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Our company name originated as an acronym for "Ultimate Business Intelligence Company," a name associated with our corporate objective. Business intelligence refers to a set of technologies used for gathering, analyzing and sorting large volumes of raw data into information that is useful for making business decisions. In accord with our aims of becoming the leader in the field of information analysis, the company name has recently changed to "Ultimate Behavior Informatics Company" to highlight our endeavors of becoming the greatest intelligence company.

The logo is based on the alphabet U. The small dot in the center of the circle represents Earth and the object in the upper right represents the Sun casting its light over our planet. The logo reflects UBIC's hope in becoming the source of support companies need to thrive in a harsh global market, just as the Sun supports life on Earth by providing light in a void and dark universe.

QWhat is UBIC's business?
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UBIC is a leading provider of e-discovery and digital forensic services for Asia and the world. UBIC has extensive experience working with electronically stored information composed in Chinese, Japanese and Korean (CJK) languages and utilizes that expertise for clients involved in cross-border litigation, corporate investigations, intellectual property disputes and much more. At the forefront of e-discovery innovation, UBIC's proprietary Lit i View® platform is moving the industry from "fact discovery" to "future discovery" by allowing clients to analyze e-mail messages and digital communications found in big data to reveal patterns in human thought and behavior.

QHow many employees are there?
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UBIC employs approximately 191 people around the world. For more information, see UBIC's latest 20-F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

QHow many subsidiaries does UBIC have?
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As of July 2015, UBIC operates eight wholly owned subsidiaries. As follows:
UBIC North America, Inc. (UNA), established in December 2007
Payment Card Forensics, Inc., established in August 2010
UBIC Taiwan, Inc. (UTW), established in October 2011
UBIC Korea, Inc. (UKR), established in December 2011
UBIC Patent Partners, Inc., established in June 2012
TechLaw Solutions, Inc., acquired by UBIC in August 2014
UBIC MEDICAL, Inc., established in April 2015
EvD, Inc. acquired by UBIC in July 2015

QWhat languages does UBIC's technology support?
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UBIC's multibyte technology is not language limited. Because of UBIC's Asian heritage, the company specializes in handling information composed in the principal Asian languages, Chinese, Japanese and Korean, as well as English.

QWhat is UBIC's vision and business strategy?
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Please see the CEO's message.

QI'd like to know more about Corporate Governance
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Please see the Corporate Governance section of our Investor website.

QWhat is UBIC's environmental policy?
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Our company is fully aware of the environmental impact made by the global business community. UBIC follows environment friendly practices and is actively engaged in activities like promoting waste reduction, recycling and efficient usage of resources and energy.

QWhat is UBIC's Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) policy?
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At UBIC, CSR initiatives are considered an essential part of a sustainable growth strategy for our company and its subsidiaries. Initiatives for the enhancement of corporate governance ? strengthening compliance, addressing environmental concerns, etc. ? have been actively promoted by the company. We recognize the importance of environmental preservation and environment-friendly business practices to minimize the impact on the environment. UBIC aims to reconcile ecology and economy by building an environmentally sound management foundation. The company regularly conducts training and awareness programs for employees. Environmental conservation has to be driven by the efforts of the entire organization, down to individual levels by every officer and employee ? at work as well as in their daily lives. We promote the idea of aggressively working toward this goal.

QHow does UBIC ensure compliance?
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Our company has built up a healthy employee relationship through fair workplace practices, which is an important part of our broader aim of social enrichment through work. We have a Compliance Manual outlining the basic principles of work to be followed by employees. UBIC also has a process in place for providing compliance report to external authorities and we keep working to improve this even further.

Financial information

QWhen does UBIC announce its financial results?
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UBIC issues its financial results quarterly as required by various regulatory agencies in the U.S. and Japan. For specific announcement dates, the company publishes a news release identifying the date on which each quarter's results will be made public.

QHow can I find out more about UBIC's financial results and outlook?
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Please see SEC Filings page.

QHow do I get a copy UBIC's financial reports?
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Please see SEC Filings page.

QWho is UBIC's independent auditor?
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Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC, Tokyo

QWhich analysts cover UBIC?
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A number of financial analysts UBIC.

Stock information

QWhere is UBIC's stock listed?
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UBIC's common shares trade on the Mothers Market of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) under the code 2158. Its American Depositary Shares (ADS), which are tied to the common stock, trade on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol "UBIC."

UBIC shares were first listed on the TSE Mothers Market, June 26, 2007. UBIC ADS units were listed on the Nasdaq, May 16, 2013.

QWhat is the name of UBIC's transfer agent and registrar?
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The stock transfer agent and depositary bank for UBIC common shares is Mitsubishi UFJ Trust Bank Ltd, Marunouchi 1, 4, 5, Chiyoda Ward, Tokyo, Japan. The stock transfer agent and registrar for UBIC ADS units is The Bank of New York Mellon 101 Barclay Street, New York, NY 10286.

QWhere can I find out more about UBIC shares?
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Please refer to UBIC's most recent 20-F filing.

QWhen is the annual shareholders' meeting held?
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The Annual Shareholder's meeting occurs in Japan in June.