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Trend Micro announces Change of Independent Auditor

Tokyo, Japan – February 9, 2006 - Trend Micro (TSE: 4704; Nasdaq: TMIC),
a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software and
services, announced today that it has passed a resolution at its Board of Directors meeting held on February 9, 2006, to determine a new independent auditor in charge of audits under Paragraph 1, Article 2, of the Law for Special Exceptions to the Commercial Code Concerning Audits, etc., of Limited Companies (Kabushiki-kaisha) and Paragraph 1, Article 193-2 of the Securities and Exchange Law. The effecting of this change is conditional on the resolution at the 17th ordinary general meeting of shareholders on March 28, 2006.

The prior consent of the Board of Corporate Auditors of the Company has been obtained with regard to the decision not to renew the engagement of the current independent auditor and for the election of the new independent auditor.

    Reason for the New Election
    The term of current engagement of ChuoAoyama PricewarterhouseCoopers, the independent auditor of the Company, will expire at the time of close of the ordinary shareholder’s meeting scheduled on March 28, 2006. At the same time, we plan to engage KPMG AZSA & Co. as the Company’s independent auditor. We have continued to utilize the same independent auditor since December 1999, but we have adopted a policy to review the hiring of an independent auditor every five years by comprehensively considering such things as the scope of its services and fees. As a result of our review based on this policy, we have decided to change the independent auditor at this time.
    Independent Auditor to be Elected
    Name: KPMG AZSA & Co.
    Office location: AZSA Center Building
    1-2, Tsukudo-cho
    Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo
    upon exercise of Stock Acquisition Rights:
    9,875,000,000yen

    Independent Auditor before Change
    Name: ChuoAoyama PricewarterhouseCoopers
    Office location: Kasumigaseki Building, 32nd Floor
    2-5, Kasumigaseki 3-chome
    Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo

    Expected Date for Election to Take Effect
    March 28, 2006 (expected date for the ordinary general meeting of shareholders)

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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