IIJ Announces Partial Amendment of its Articles of Incorporation

IIJ Announces Partial Amendment of its Articles of Incorporation

TOKYO -- May 24, 2013 -- (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Internet Initiative Japan Inc.
("IIJ") (Nasdaq:IIJI) (TSE1:3774) today announced that at the meeting of the
Board of Directors held on May 24, 2013, IIJ resolved to propose the partial
amendment of its articles of incorporation at the 21^th Ordinary General
Meeting of Shareholders scheduled to be held on June 26, 2013, as described
below:

1. Reason for amendments

(1) The Company's Board of Directors resolved at the meeting of the Board of
Directors held on September 6, 2012, with the effective date of such
resolution being October 1, 2012, to adopt the unit share system that sets a
share-trading unit as 100 shares and simultaneously conduct a 1:200 stock
split, along with the change of the total number of shares authorized to be
issued from 377,600 shares to 75,520,000 shares, according to the amendment of
the securities listing regulations, etc. of Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. in
April 2012, whereby listed companies whose number of shares constituting a
share-trading unit is a number other than 100 shares or 1,000 shares are
obliged to set their number of shares constituting a share-trading unit as 100
shares.

Accordingly, the Company proposes to establish new provisions of Article 8
(Rights Pertaining to Less-than-a-full-unit Shares) and Article 9 (Request to
Purchase Less-than-a-full-unit Shares) to stipulate the rights pertaining to
shares that do not constitute a full unit of shares.

(2) To make the operations of general meetings of shareholders and Board of
Directors' meetings more flexible, regarding Article 14 (Chairman) and Article
20 (Convocation of Meetings of the Board of Directors) of the present Articles
of Incorporation, the Company proposes to change the chairman of a general
meeting of shareholders and Board of Directors' meetings to be the directors
who are each determined in advance by the Board of Directors.

(3) To provide for the effective dates of the establishment of new provisions
of Article 8 and Article 9, the Company proposes to establish the new
provision of Article 1 of Supplementary Provisions.

(4) Further, following on the foregoing amendments, the necessary amendments
will be made, such as renumbering the accompanying provision numbers,
additions and deletions of the necessary provisions and phrases, and
corrections.

2. Content of amendments

The content of the amendments are as follows:

                                
                                
Present Articles                 Proposed Articles
(New Provision)                  (Rights Pertaining to Less-than-a-full-unit
                                 Shares)
                                Article 8.
                                 No shareholder of the Company shall exercise
                                 any right pertaining to shares that do not
                                constitute a full unit of shares
                                 ("Less-than-a-full-unit Shares") that he/she
                                 has except the following rights:
                                (1) Rights granted by the items listed in
                                 Article 189 Paragraph 2 of the Companies Act;
                                (2) A right to make a request pursuant to
                                 Article 166 Paragraph 1 of the Companies Act;
                                 (3) A right for allotment of shares for
                                subscription or stock acquisition rights for
                                 subscription in proportion to the number of
                                 shares owned by a shareholder; and
                                (4) A right to make a request pursuant to the
                                 following article.
(New Provision)                  (Request to Purchase Less-than-a-full-unit
                                 Shares)
                                Article 9.
                                 Any shareholder of the Company with
                                 Less-than-a-full-unit Shares may request the
                                 Company to sell to such shareholder shares
                                 that will become a number of full unit of
                                shares together with a number of
                                 Less-than-a-full-unit Shares owned by such
                                 shareholder, in accordance with the Share
                                 Handling Regulations to be prescribed by the
                                 Board of Directors.
Article 8                        Article 10
(Provisions omitted)             (Unchanged)
Article 13                       Article 15
(Chairman)                       (Chairman)
Article 14.                      Article 16.
The President and Director shall
chair a general meeting of       A director designated in advance by the Board
shareholders. Should the         of Directors shall chair a general meeting of
President and Director be unable shareholders. Should such director be unable
to so act, another director      to so act, another director shall act in
shall act in his/her place in    his/her place in the order predetermined by
the order predetermined by the   the Board of Directors.
Board of Directors.
Article 15                       Article 17
(Provisions omitted)             (Unchanged)
Article 19                       Article 21
(Convocation of Meetings of the  (Convocation of Meetings of the Board of
Board of Directors)              Directors)
Article 20.                      Article 22.
                                 Unless otherwise provided for by law, a
Unless otherwise provided for by meeting of the Board of Directors shall be
law, a meeting of the Board of   convened and chaired by a director designated
Directors shall be convened and  in advance by the Board of Directors;
chaired by the President and     provided, however, that when such director is
Director.                        unable to so act, another director shall act
                                 in his/her place in the order predetermined
                                 by the Board of Directors.
2 The notice of convocation of a
meeting of the Board of          2 The notice of convocation of a meeting of
Directors shall be given to each the Board of Directors shall be given to each
director and company auditor at  director and company auditor at least three
least three (3) days prior to    (3) days prior to the day set for such
the day set for such meeting;    meeting; provided, however, that this period
provided, however, that this     may be further shortened under pressing
period may be further shortened  circumstances.
under pressing circumstances.
3 Matters concerning operation
of meetings of the Board of      3 Matters concerning operation of meetings of
Directors, etc. shall be         the Board of Directors, etc. shall be
governed by laws and             governed by laws and regulations, the
regulations, the Articles of     Articles of Incorporation and the Regulations
Incorporation and the            of Board of Directors to be prescribed by the
Regulations of Board of          Board of Directors.
Directors to be prescribed by
the Board of Directors.
Article 21                       Article 23
(Provisions omitted)             (Unchanged)
Article 35                       Article 37
(New Provision)                  Supplementary Provisions
                                Article 1.
                                 The establishment of new provisions of
                                Article 8 and Article 9 shall become
                                 effective as of July 1, 2013.
                                2 These Supplementary Provisions shall be
                                 deleted as of July 1, 2013.
                                

3. Schedule for amendment

Scheduled date of the 21^th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders:
Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Scheduled effective date: Wednesday, June 26, 2013

About IIJ

Founded in 1992, Internet Initiative Japan Inc. 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 security services, Internet access, and cloud computing.
Moreover, the company has built one of the largest Internet backbone networks
in Japan that is connected to the United States and the United Kingdom. IIJ
listed on NASDAQ in 1999 and on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
in 2006. For more information about IIJ, visit the IIJ Web site at
http://www.iij.ad.jp/en/.

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: IIJ Investor Relations
         Tel: +81-3-5259-6500 E-mail: ir@iij.ad.jp
         URL: http://www.iij.ad.jp/en/ir

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