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1999 Finance Info

Trend Micro Invests in SOFTBANK INTERNET FUND

Tokyo, Japan - December 1, 1999 - Trend Micro Inc. (NASDAQ: TMIC; Japan OTC: 4704), a leading provider of centrally managed Internet virus protection and content filtering products and services, today announced that it invested an amount of 12.5 million Japanese Yen (approximately $122,000) in SOFT TREND CAPITAL CORPORATION, a Japanese corporation which is indirectly owned by SOFTBANK Corp., and 960 million Japanese Yen (approximately $9.4 million) in SOFTBANK INTERNET FUND, a venture capital fund managed by SOFT TREND CAPITAL CORPORATION.

SOFT TREND CAPITAL CORPORATION
Company Name: SOFT TREND CAPITAL CORPORATION
Address: Nishimoto-kosan Nishikicho Bldg. 11F
3-23 Kanda-nishikicho, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 101-0054, Japan
Representative: Yoshitaka Kitao, President & CEO
Establishment Date: April 27, 1999
Capital: 50 million Japanese Yen (approximately $489,000)
(prior to the investment by Trend Micro)
Primary Business Purpose: Management of SOFTBANK INTERNET FUND

SOFTBANK INTERNET FUND
SOFTBANK INTERNET FUND was established on July 1, 1999, for the purpose of making investments in Internet-related companies. The investors of the fund include financial institutions, trading companies, venture capital funds, universities, technology companies, publishers, music companies and manufacturers.

About Trend Micro:

Trend Micro Incorporated (TSE: 4704), a global cloud security leader, creates a world safe for exchanging digital information with its Internet content security and threat management solutions for businesses and consumers. A pioneer in server security with over 20 years' experience, we deliver top-ranked client, server and cloud-based security that fits our customers' and partners' needs, stops new threats faster, and protects data in physical, virtualized and cloud environments. Powered by the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ cloud security infrastructure, our industry-leading cloud-computing security technology, products and services stop threats where they emerge, on the Internet, and are supported by 1,000+ threat intelligence experts around the globe.

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