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.
Independent Auditor before Change
Name: ChuoAoyama PricewarterhouseCoopers
Office location: Kasumigaseki Building, 32nd Floor
2-5, Kasumigaseki 3-chome
Expected Date for Election to Take Effect
March 28, 2006 (expected date for the ordinary general meeting of shareholders)
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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