ProtoPROTO CORPORATION


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October 15, 2012
Notice of Capital Increase, Change to Fiscal Ending Day and Relocation of Headquarters of Our Subsidiary

PROTO CORPORATION (gthe Companyh), at the meeting of its Board of Directors held on October 15, 2012, agreed to increase the capital, to change the ending day of its fiscal year, and to change the location of its headquarters of PROTO (TAIWAN) CO., LTD. (hereinafter referred to as gPROTO (TAIWAN)h), our consolidated subsidiary. Details are specified as follows.
1. Overview of the Subsidiary
(1) Business Name PROTO (TAIWAN) CO., LTD.
(2) New Head Office Location 6F., No.18, Ln. 76, Ruiguang Rd., Neihu Dist., Taipei City 114, Taiwan
(3) Name and Title of Representative Chairman: Hiroichi Yokoyama
(4) Date of Establishment December 5, 2011
(5) Date of Capital Increase November 15, 2012
(6) Business Areas Information service for the Taiwan's market
(7) Amount of Capital Before increase in capital: NT$ 40 million
After increase in capital: NT$ 233 million
(8) Fiscal Ending Day Present: March 31 of every year
After change: December 31 of every year
(9) Major Shareholders and
Shareholding Ratio
PROTO CORPORATION 100%

@Note: NT$1=About2.7
@Note: As for this fiscal year (the second fiscal year), the transition period upon change to the ending day of a fiscal year (accounting period), it is scheduled that account will be settled for nine months from April 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012.

2. Reasons for Capital Increase and Change to Fiscal Ending Day
With the goal of agile management of the automobile-related information service business in the Taiwan's market, the Company Group decided to increase the capital of PROTO (TAIWAN) and to take over, as of January 1, 2013, the automobile information media business of CARNEWS. COM LTD. including gcar news,h a new car magazine, gcar buys,h a used car magazine, and gcarnews.com,h a portal of comprehensive car information.
@Also, it is decided that the fiscal ending day of PROTO (TAIWAN), which was previously March 31, is changed to December 31 to coordinate with other overseas subsidiaries, whose fiscal ending day is December 31.
3. Forecasts
The influence on the consolidated business results for the fiscal year ending March 2013 is expected to be insignificant.


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