Press Release

April 26, 2004

Weathernews Establishes Subsidiary in Spain

Weathernews Inc. announced today that it has established a subsidiary to be headquartered in Madrid, Spain.

  1. Aims of Establishment of Subsidiary

    Following the establishment of Weathernews Italia SpA on January 30 of this year, Weathernews set up Weathernews Iberia S.A., a new subsidiary, in Madrid, Spain as one link in its global strategy, in particular to strengthen its operations in Europe. This action follows similar steps the company took last year to bolster its business in the United States. Besides further reinforcing the present network of European bases in the U.K., Germany, and the Netherlands, Weathernews had been planning for some time to open new bases in promising markets, including Italy, Spain and France. Establishing the new company headquartered in Madrid, Spain is a part of this overall plan.

  2. Purpose of Establishing New Subsidiary

    1) Marketing of weather information services to corporate customers in Spain and Portugal


    Marketing of weather information services to individuals and the general public in Spain and Portugal

  3. Outline of Company

    1) Name: Weathernews Iberia S.A.
    2) Address: Calle Alcala 59, 3-A, 28014 Madrid, Spain
    3) Date of establishment: March 2004
    4) Capital: 250,000 euro
    5) Representative directors: T. Francis Yukawa, Chairman (Executive Vice President, Weathernews Inc.)
    Josep Oriol, President (Weathernews Iberia S.A.)
    Hiroyoshi Ishibashi, Director (Group Chairman&CEO, Weathernews Inc.)


    Reporting period:

    March 31 of each year

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