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Nikkei BP and Nikkei Publishing Inc. Merge on April 1

Tokyo – March 25, 2020 – Nikkei Business Publications Inc. and Nikkei Publishing Inc. will merge on April 1, 2020 to start as new Nikkei Business Publications Inc. (President & CEO: Naoto Yoshida; Tokyo). New Nikkei BP aims to strengthen its business platform in the Nikkei Group's publishing business and continue to publish quality books focusing on economy and business topics.

Nikkei BP has been a publisher of quality books in a wide range of fields including business, technology, medical care and lifestyle, while Nikkei Publishing has published quality books on economy, management and business. Nikkei BP after merger will become Nikkei Group’s sole publisher dealing with various genres including publication of specialized books on economy, management, business, technology and medical care as well as lifestyle books and literature, in the form of hardcover books and paperbacks, electronic publications, book-like magazines, video software, and customized publication, in addition to online media and magazines.

Upon this merger, Nikkei BP will newly establish the Nikkei Publishing Headquarters, which will take over Nikkei Publishing’s operation of editing and producing books, electronic publications, video software and other related materials. The Headquarters will publish specialized books on economy, self-development, management and business among other topics under Nikkei Publishing brand. Nikkei BP will operate its business under multiple brands with the existing Nikkei BP brand. Publications under both brands will be issued by Nikkei BP and distributed by Nikkei BP Marketing.

After the merger, Nikkei BP is committed to continue publishing a wide range of quality books focusing on highly specialized fields that provides business people with useful insights, while contributing to society as a publisher foreseeing the future ahead of the age of uncertainty.

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