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transcosmos Increases Its Stake in UNQ, the Leading E-Commerce Distributor in China to Strengthen Capital & Business Alliance with the Company

Aggressively Drive Direct Sales Model in China, ASEAN and Western Markets

June 20, 2016

transcosmos inc.

transcosmos inc. (Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and COO: Masataka Okuda; TSE First Section: 9715; hereafter, transcosmos) entered into a definitive agreement with UNQ (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Shanghai, China; CEO & Founder: Wang Yong; hereafter, UNQ) to make additional investment in UNQ and enhancement of capital and business alliance with the company. transcosmos is the second largest shareholder after Wang Yong, President & Founder of UNQ. With this additional investment, transcosmos’s ownership ratio in the company increases from 26.3% to 39.9%.

As an E-Commerce distributor mainly for Japanese brands such as SHISEIDO, KOSE, SUNSTAR, unicharm and Calbee, UNQ operates wholesales and sales promotional activities for Chinese major online retailers including JUMEI, The Store and JD.com, with official sales representative rights. The company also operates business-to-consumer sales through opening UNQ brand stores on those online retailers as well as operating brands’ flagship stores and its own flagship store on TMALL. Furthermore, through building Japan to China cross-border E-Commerce model, UNQ is now driving its effort to expand Japanese brands’ sales in China.

In addition to their highly attractive and extensive product selection as well as merchandising skill, UNQ owns strong capability to close deals based on their rich marketing know-how which ultimately results in sales. As the largest scale E-Commerce distributor in China which specializes in cosmetics, personal care and food products, UNQ continues to achieve big leap in sales in recent years and planning to surpass 60 billion yen by 2020.

Since signing capital and business alliance agreement with UNQ in March 2015, transcosmos has been engaging in Chinese E-Commerce distribution process as an E-Commerce distributor. With increasing its stake in UNQ, transcosmos further enhances partnership with the company and aggressively drives its direct sales model to sell its client companies’ superior products via leading Chinese online retailers. transcosmos aims to make further contribution to expand client companies’ sales through selling their products not only in China but also in ASEAN and Western markets with leveraging transcosmos’s BtoC channel and other sales channels respectively.

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About transcosmos inc.

transcosmos launched operations in 1966. Since then we have combined superior “people” with up-to-date “technology” to enhance the competitive strength of our client companies by providing them with superior and valuable services. transcosmos currently offers Cost Reduction Services (Contact Center, Back office service for HR/Financial/Sales, Order Management/SCM, System Development & Operation etc.) and Sales Expansion Services (Big Data Analysis, Internet Advertising, Developing & Operating Website, Smartphone/SNS Utilization, Telemarketing etc.). transcosmos continues to pursue Operational Excellence by providing these services through our 159 locations in 28 countries with a focus in Asia. Furthermore, following the expansion of E-Commerce market on the global scale, transcosmos provides a comprehensive, One-Stop Global E-Commerce Services to deliver our clients companies’ excellent products and services to consumers in 45 countries around the globe. transcosmos aims to be the “Global BPO Partner” of our client companies to provide them with high quality BPO services on a global scale.

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