GDH 40th inTechnology Fast 50

Oct 7th 2005
GDH captures 40th place in 3rd Technology Fast
50 Japan rankings for technology enterprise
growth rate

Record 152% sales growth
2005.10.07
GDH K.K ("GDH"; headquarters: Tokyo; President: Shinichiro Ishikawa) announced today that GDH was ranked number 40 out of 50 in the 3rd Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Technology Fast 50 Japan rankings (with cooperation by the IT Venture Forum) . A ranking of rapidly growing enterprises in technology, media and telecommunications segment (hereinafter referred to as "TMT"), the Fast 50 is announced by auditing corporation Tohmatsu (Tohmatsu) and recognizes GDH's 152% growth in sales over the past three years.

These rankings are carried out in various countries and in the North American and European regions as part of a program by international accounting firm Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu (DTT) to provide benchmarks for growth potential and success in the technology industry. Regardless of whether or not a company is listed on a stock exchange, companies in the TMT field are evaluated and 50 enterprises are selected based on sales growth rates for the most recent three fiscal years. GDH was automatically nominated on a regional level for the 4th Deloitte Asia Pacific Region Technology Fast 500, which is expected to be announced on December 8.

Centered on the GONZO brand, GDH uses state-of-the-art digital technologies to create globally accepted animations and also is involved in on-line games, live action films and a wide range of content development. Using this opportunity as encouragement, GDH will strategically develop its business further not only in Japan but also overseas using its achievement record and experience as a platform for success.

[ About the Technology Fast 50 and Technology Fast 500 ]
The digital economy that has emerged with the spread of the Internet has changed conventional corporate growth requirements. Technological progress and study of the entertainment and communications fields, including computing, life sciences and gaming, has grown, and the fusion of different types of businesses has accelerated and is becoming one of the backbone industries that supports economic development. Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu positions these fusing industries in the TMT segment and developed the global Technology Fast 50/500 program with the aim of energizing digital opportunities that could be significant factors in measuring the growth potential of an enterprise. The Fast program is a ranking system for both listed and unlisted enterprises who applied based on their profit growth rate in the most recent three fiscal years1,2. Major industries include software, Internet technologies, computers and peripheral equipment, life sciences, communications, and semiconductor/parts/electronic devices. The Technology Fast 50 is a national level3 ranking and the Technology Fast 500 is a regional level4 ranking. This ranking system was created in 1995 in San Jose, CA and since that time has spread around the world and has developed on a regional level. The Fast 500 was started for the Asia Pacific region and EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) region in 2002.

Note 1: For enterprises whose fiscal term ends between January and March, based on the profit growth rate of the fiscal year ended in 2003 and 2005. For enterprises who operate on a different fiscal term, based on the profit growth rate ended in 2002 and 2004.
Note 2: In the North American and the EMEA regions, growth rates are based on the most recent five fiscal periods.
Note 3: Countries for which Technology Fast 50 is released: Japan, Canada, United States (each states), England, Central Europe, France, Germany, Israel, Holland, Norway, Sweden, Korea, Australia, and others.
Note 4: Regions for which Technology Fast 500 is released (three regions): Asia Pacific, North America, EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa).

For further information about Fast 50 and Fast 500 programs, please visit
http://www.fast50.tohmatsu.co.jp.

[ About Tohmatsu ]
One of the largest accounting firms in Japan, the auditing corporation Tohmatsu provides management consulting, support for public offerings and financial advisory services.
Tohmatsu has 3,100 specialists consisting of more than 2,600 certified accountants and assistant certified accountants in about 40 cities nationwide. In addition, as a major component firm, Tohmatsu participates in the operation of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, an international accounting firm with 120,000 staff operating in 150 countries around the globe, providing world class, high-quality professional services.

[ About Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu ]
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu is an organization of member firms around the world devoted to excellence in providing professional services and advice, focused on client service through a global strategy executed locally in nearly 150 countries. With access to the deep intellectual capital of 120,000 people worldwide, Deloitte delivers services in four professional areas -- audit, tax, consulting and financial advisory services -- and serves more than one-half of the world's largest companies, as well as large national enterprises, public institutions, locally important clients, and successful, growing global companies. For reasons having to do with restrictions on ability to operate, some member firms may not provide any services in the above four fields.

[ About GDH K.K ]
GDH (Security code: TSE Mothers 3755) is a global Japanese company founded in February 2000 specializing in GONZO brand animations created by its group companies. GDH controls the overall business management strategies of its group companies, including title licensing management and overseas sales. GDH is a leader in content development that actively promotes both domestic and global reach in Japan's animation culture, which is well-known worldwide. For additional information, visit www.G.D.H.co.jp. For information about GONZO titles, visit http://www.gonzo.co.jp/index.html.

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