Notification Regarding Planned Changes of Representative Directors

Notification Regarding Planned Changes of Representative Directors

TOKYO, March 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ)
(Nasdaq:IIJI) (TSE1:3774) announces the following planned changes of
representative directors as resolved at the Board of Directors meeting held
today. These appointments are subjected to approval at the Ordinary General
Meeting of Shareholders and the subsequent Board of Directors meeting
scheduled in late June 2013.

(1) Reason for the Changes
To further enhance the management structure
(2) Names and Positions
Name          New Position             Current Position
Koichi Suzuki Representative Director, Representative Director, President
              Chairman and CEO         and CEO
Eijiro Katsu  Representative Director, Special Advisor
              President and COO
(3) Short Profile of Eijiro Katsu                                           
Name          Eijiro Katsu
Date of Birth June 19, 1950                                                
Career        Apr. 1975                Joined Ministry of Finance
                                       Director, Foreign Exchange and
             Jun. 1995                Money Market Department,
                                       International Finance Bureau, MOF
             Jul. 1997                Budget Examiner of Budget Bureau,
             Jul. 2007                Director-General of the Financial
                                       Bureau, MOF
             Jul. 2008                Deputy Vice Minister, MOF
             Jul. 2009                Director-General, Budget Bureau,
             Jul. 2010                Vice Minister of Finance
             Aug. 2012                Retired from Minister of Finance,
                                       Special Advisor, MOF
             Nov. 2012                Joined IIJ as Special Advisor
                                       (current position)
             Jun. 2013                President and COO of IIJ

About IIJ

Founded in 1992, Internet Initiative Japan Inc. (IIJ) (Nasdaq:IIJI)
(TSE1:3774)is one of Japan's leading Internet-access and comprehensive
network solutions providers. IIJ and its group companies provide total network
solutions that mainly cater to high-end corporate customers. The company's
services include high-quality systems integration and cloud computing/data
center services, security services, Internet access, and content distribution.
Moreover, the company has built one of the largest Internet backbone networks
in Japan, and between Japan and the United States. IIJ listed on NASDAQ in
1999 and on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange in 2006. For more
information about IIJ, please visit IIJ Web site at

The Internet Initiative Japan Inc. logo is available at

The statements within this release contain forward-looking statements about
our future plans that involve risk and uncertainty. These statements may
differ materially from actual future events or results. Readers are referred
to the documents furnished by Internet Initiative Japan Inc. with the SEC,
specifically the most recent reports on Forms 20-F and 6-K, which identify
important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those
contained in the forward-looking statements.

CONTACT: For inquiries, contact:
         IIJ Corporate Communications
         Tel: +81-3-5259-6310   E-mail:

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