Softbank's Z Holdings and Line reach agreement over business integration
Nov 18, 2019
SoftBank Corp. (hereinafter “SoftBank”), NAVER Corporation (hereinafter “NAVER”, and SoftBank and NAVER are collectively referred to as the “Proposing Parties”), Z Holdings Corporation (Securities Code: 4689, listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. (hereinafter, the “TSE”)), a consolidated subsidiary of SoftBank (hereinafter “ZHD”), and LINE Corporation (Securities Code: 3938, listed on the first section of the TSE), a consolidated subsidiary of NAVER (hereinafter “LINE”), have reached agreement regarding the business integration on an equal basis of ZHD and its subsidiaries (hereinafter, the “ZHD Group”) and LINE and its subsidiaries (hereinafter, the “LINE Group”) (hereinafter, the “Business Integration”), and in accordance with the resolutions of the respective boards of directors of each of the four companies, including the resolution of the board of directors of SoftBank held on November 17, 2019 so authorizing its Representative Director, President and CEO, Ken Miyauchi, the resolution of the board of directors of NAVER held on November 17, 2019 so authorizing its CEO, Han Seong Sook, and the resolution of the board of directors of each of ZHD and LINE held today, have entered into a non- binding memorandum of understanding (hereinafter, the “Integration MOU”) regarding a series of transactions relating to the Business Integration.
Read the full statement here (PDF).
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