Announcement Concerning the Provision of Information to the Tokyo Metropolitan
TOKYO, Feb. 8, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Universal Entertainment Corporation
reported the receipt of suggestions from the Third-party Committee and its
response to these suggestions on February 5, 2013 in a press release titled
"Announcement Regarding the Suggestions of the Third-party Committee."
Although there is no direct relationship with these suggestions, the
Third-party Committee's suggestions included the statement that a large volume
of highly confidential information concerning three companies that have
absolutely no relationship with our Company was found on the company PC used
by Mr. "N" who is a former employee of our Company, Administration Division
Manager, Japan Branch, Aruze USA.
This discovery was made during the investigation performed by the Third-party
This confidential information is information that is critical to the
operations of these three companies. For example, the information includes
customer information, detailed personal information about employees, payroll
data, earnings projections and contracts that are the basis for business
operations. This is all useful information that is managed as confidential
personal and corporate information. Moreover, none of this information was
available to the public.
There is a massive amount of this information (13,834 files equivalent to
about 70,000 pages; volume of about 10 gigabytes) and it is in a format that
makes the information extremely difficult to restore. Overall, there are many
points about this matter that are unusual and suspicious.
Furthermore, it is clear that there is absolutely no doubt that this
information was obtained and stored by Mr. "N" because:
(1) The information was found on the hard disk of the company PC used
exclusively by Mr. "N" that required his ID to operate.
(2) All three companies where the information originated employed Mr. "N" at
one time in the past.
We carefully examined the proper response to this matter in criminal
investigations. Since this appears to be a criminal incident, we reached the
conclusion that entrusting this matter to the police is the proper and most
suitable course of action.
As a result, today we used the so-called "provision of information about an
incident" format to give these information about this matter background
information to the 2nd Investigation Division of the Tokyo Metropolitan Police
We are therefore announcing that this incident has become police judgment
whether or not there are case characteristics and we are no longer associated
with this matter.
The information that was held by Mr. "N" includes a large volume of documents
such as contracts, meeting minutes of our Company which violate the company's
internal rule as well as disguised documents, that were prepared by Mr. "N"
with absolutely no relationship with his duties at the company and that were
not passed on to the associated departments and decision-making departments.
In addition, these documents include files that are almost identical to recent
news reported by large media companies. Further investigations and analysis
will be needed due to the large number of highly unusual and suspicious
aspects of this matter.
In addition, there was an article in today's Asahi Shimbun indicating the
existence of an internal document titled "Resolution of the Board of
Directors" that cannot exist under our management system. Asahi Shimbun will
not show us these documents. We also want to receive these documents so that
we can check their veracity. But this is also impossible. Consequently, as
long as Asahi Shimbun refuses to show us these alleged internal documents, we
have no alternative other than having serious doubts about the reasons and
intent of Asahi Shimbun concerning this news report.
With regard to the results of these investigations, we plan to make
announcements in a timely and proper manner as information becomes available.
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