Rakuten CEO, Hiroshi Mikitani, to Keynote IRCE 2013

             Rakuten CEO, Hiroshi Mikitani, to Keynote IRCE 2013

Loyalty technology leader, Rakuten Loyalty, announces that its team will
attend the Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (IRCE) 2013, where
Rakuten CEO, Hiroshi Mikitani, will give keynote address

PR Newswire

BOSTON, June 4, 2013

BOSTON, June 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Loyalty technology and monetization
leader Rakuten Loyalty will attend the Internet Retailer Conference and
Exhibition (IRCE) 2013 in Chicago this week, where CEO of parent company
Rakuten, Hiroshi Mikitani, is a featured keynote speaker. Mikitani's keynote
address "Spanning the Globe for eCommerce Opportunity" focuses on what
companies must do to become global competitors in today's internet-based

Mikitani joins a group of other high profile keynote speakers, including Mindy
Grossman, CEO of HSN, Gian Fulgoni, co-founder of comScore Inc., and special
guest Al Gore, former Vice President, Director at Apple Inc., and Google
Strategic Adviser.

The Rakuten Loyalty team is excited about Mikitani's keynote, and presence at
the conference, which highlights a week filled with opportunities to learn
from and network with the top minds in online retail and global eCommerce.
Members of the Rakuten Loyalty team are available to meet with conference
attendees throughout the week to share their expertise in loyalty and online
monetization strategies, as well as their innovative rewards acceleration
platform. Rakuten Loyalty, and sister companies Rakuten Linkshare,Rakuten.com
(Buy.com), andRakuten MediaForge are located at booth #215.

"IRCE is always a great opportunity to meet with and learn from retail thought
leaders, experts and visionaries as the industry continues to evolve, through
the convergence of loyalty, eCommerce, and digital marketing all of which we
specialize in at Rakuten Loyalty. Having Mikitani as one of the keynote
speakers makes this year's conference particularly special," said John M.
Reistrup, VP at Rakuten Loyalty. "We're excited to share the Rakuten booth at
the conference and showcase our entire suite of offerings across all of
Rakuten's brands to our clients."

IRCE 2013 will be held at Chicago's McCormick Place West, between June 4 and
7. Larger than America's other two major e-retailing events combined, IRCE
2013 expects to draw 9,500 e-retailing executives from more than 40 countries.
Mikitani is scheduled to speak on June 5, from 8:45 a.m. – 9:15 a.m. CDT.

To find out more about the event and speakers, visit

About Rakuten Loyalty

Rakuten Loyalty is the inventor of the world's most innovative rewards
acceleration platform – servicing the largest loyalty programs around the
world. The Rakuten Loyalty team develops technology that gives loyalty
program members the opportunity to earn rewards for their everyday online
activity – opening up explosive new revenue opportunities for our clients –
and giving their members the opportunity to earn the rewards they love
anywhere, anytime. Rakuten Loyalty is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rakuten
(JASDAQ: 4755).

About Rakuten

Rakuten, Inc. (JASDAQ:4755), is one of the world's leading Internet service
companies, providing a variety of consumer- and business-focused services
including e-commerce, e-reading, travel, banking, securities, credit card,
e-money, portal and media, online marketing and professional sports. Selected
by Forbes as 7th among the World's Most Innovative Companies of 2012, Rakuten
is expanding globally and currently has operations throughout Asia, Western
Europe, and the Americas. Founded in 1997, Rakuten is headquartered in Tokyo,
with over 10,000 employees worldwide. For more information, visit

SOURCE Rakuten Loyalty

Website: http://global.rakuten.com/corp
Contact: Alex Rafferty, Rakuten Loyalty, 617-502-8949,
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