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Announcement of Acquisition of CIMTECH Inc.

Announcement of Acquisition of CIMTECH Inc.

SHIFT Inc. (“SHIFT,” headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan; Masaru Tange, CEO and Representative Director) announced today that its wholly-owned subsidiary, SHIFT Growth Capital (“SGC,” headquartered in Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan; Taichi Hattori, Representative Director) decided to acquire a 100% equity interest in CIMTCH Inc. (“CIMTECH,” headquartered in Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan; Kazuo Kobayashi, Representative Director), a provider of support of operational system development, web development, network building and contracted system development.

1. Reason for the acquisition
CIMTECH has strengths in development operations centered on apps, WEB development, and maintenance and operation. It builds strong business relations with customers in a wide range of industries, including finance, government, and distribution, with a focus on the telecommunications field. It also has strengths in recruiting new graduates and has a lot of young talented engineers.

The SHIFT Group has several group companies with strengths in development areas. Demand for software development is also expanding along with the increased needs for software quality assurance and the strengthening of the businesses of each group company. The SHIFT Group believes that by welcoming CIMTCH on board, SHIFT and SHIFT’s group companies will be able to work with CIMTECH to further strengthen and expand their developed functions while expanding its client base.

In addition, besides the recruiting methods to recruit many talented engineers, SHIFT has established a training system for employees, including “Top-gun system*.” This enables truly talented engineers to acquire unit prices and salaries commensurate with their skills while improving their skills. SHIFT also believes that by sharing recruitment methods, it is possible to provide support to accelerate the recruitment of engineers of a certain skill level, which CIMTECH had been struggling until now.

The SHIFT Group will add CIMTECH and accelerate its growth even further as a group. As the SHIFT group, it will continue to devote itself to responding to all of its customers’ needs through the provision of integrated services.

* Top-gun system is a unique training system for employees who wish to improve their skills and careers. This system is designed to rise their skill levels and unit prices presented to customers and their salaries accordingly. Building an educational system that closely links skill-enhancement, sales force, and assessment system enables employees to feel not only about rise in their salaries, but also about the improvement of their own marketplace value. This system is a win-win system for both employees and SHIFT, in which we can continuously create highly motivated, high-value-added human resources.
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