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January 20, 2015
Proto Launches Web Portal Site "GooAUTO" to Link Used Car Exporters in Japan with Overseas Buyers
(New Web Portal Site Supports Disclosure of Vehicle Quality Information and Escrow Services to Promote Transactions between Sellers and Buyers)

 Proto Corporation announced on January 20 that it will start offering "GooAUTO(www.gooauto.com)" as a web portal site for exporting used cars from January 20, 2015.


 "GooAUTO" offers the "disclosure of vehicle quality information" and "secure escrow service" as supplementary services, which will provide a venue for used car exporters in Japan (sellers) and overseas buyers (buyers) to do business smoothly.

Characteristics of GooAUTO

1. "GooAUTO QUALITY INFORMATION"

Quality information on motor vehicles will be provided with photos and descriptions of necessary parts of each vehicle so that overseas buyers can easily identify the vehicle's condition.


2. Global PayHUB

Safe and secure transactions will be provided by utilizing escrow services which include "secure payment" by financial institutions, "marine insurance" and "arrangement of international shipping for documents required."


3. Global Standards for used car exports

The initial target focuses on the New Zealand market which has strict regulations for compliance standards before expanding our operations to other countries with similarly tough standards.


Goo Auto
GooAUTO QUALITY INFORMATION
 Vehicles with disclosed quality information will have a "GooAUTO QUALITY INFORMATION" sticker to differentiate from other vehicles.

About Proto Corporation
Company name: Proto Corporation
President: Kenji Kamiya
Head Office: 23-14, Aoi 1-chome, Naka Ward, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture 460-0006, Japan
Business Description: Provider of the automobile information on new and used cars, car parts as well as on daily life and related services.
Founded: October, 1977
Established: June, 1979
URL: http://www.proto-g.co.jp/IR/english/index.html



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