GDH Announces Gonzo Rosso Malaysia's Cetification by the Malaysian Government as an MSC Malaysia Status Company

Feb 8th 2008
Strategic advantages in Asian region reinforced by Malaysia's national project
GDH K.K. (Head Office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, CEO: Shinichiro Ishikawa, Securities Code: TSE Mothers 3755, hereinafter GDH) has announced that GONZO ROSSO(M) Sdn. Bhd. (Head Office: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, CEO: Chin Chee Seong, hereinafter Gonzo Rosso Malaysia) has acquired an MSC status. Gonzo Rosso Malaysia is a subsidiary of GONZO Rosso K.K. (Head Office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, Managing Director: Hideki Moriya, hereinafter GONZO Rosso) which is a GDH group company focused on the online game business.

Gonzo Rosso Malaysia has been certified by the Malaysian government as an MSC Malaysia status company. Malaysia is currently implementing a national project "Multimedia Super Corridor" (hereinafter MSC) designed to promote the growth of the domestic information and communication technology (ICT) industry and establish Malaysia as a global ICT/multimedia hub. The designated multimedia areas are equipped with the latest telecommunications equipment and technologies and have already attracted numerous leading ICT companies from over the world who saw the strong potential in the strategic business environment and the extensive human resources offered by MSC.

MSC Malaysia status is awarded to companies that meet a certain qualifying criteria and provides a set of incentives and benefits such as tax exemption, allowing Gonzo Rosso Malaysia to re-invest the profits earned from these benefits in further project development. Leveraging on the advantages that the status provides, Gonzo Rosso Malaysia will actively promote the online gaming business in Malaysia.

The GDH Group has been working toward promoting the content business globally. By acquiring MSC Malaysia status, the group will further strengthen its strategic position for market development and expansion in the Asian regions.

[About Multimedia Super Corridor (MSC)]
MSC Malaysia is a national initiative spearheaded by the Malaysian government to promote both the ICT industry of Malaysia and provide a test-bed for the global ICT industry. MSC Malaysia provides an environment designed to help companies harness the full potential of ICT and multimedia technologies. This ideal business environment, coupled with the availability of talent resources, has enabled MSC Malaysia to attract participation from major global ICT companies to develop and host their leading-edge technologies in the designated MSC Malaysia Cybercities. MSC Malaysia also provides the ideal growth environment for Malaysian ICT SMEs to transform themselves into world-class companies.
Come explore the unlimited opportunities of the ICT world by locating in MSC Malaysia and be part of our global network of businesses and connected communities.
MSC website:

[About MSC Malaysia status]
MSC Malaysia status is a status presented by the Malaysian government to businesses operating in the MSC Malaysia area that meet a certain set of conditions. Benefits granted to MSC Malaysia status companies include 1) exemption of corporate tax for a maximum period of 10 years, 2) removal of restrictions on foreign companies, 3) qualification as recipient of R&D subsidy (for companies of which the majority of its capital is Malaysian), and 4) exemption from tariffs on multimedia equipment.

[About GONZO Rosso K.K.]
GONZO Rosso develops and operates online games such as Knight Online, Master of Epic -The ResonanceAge Universe-, and Shaiya -Light and Darkness-. By offering special in-game items for purchase and user-friendly systems, GONZO Rosso ensures unique game experiences that both advanced users and online game novices can enjoy.
GONZO Rosso conducts its overseas business through subsidiaries Gonzo Rosso Malaysia, which provides online game services in Malaysia and Singapore, and GoldSky Access International, Inc., an online game licensing company covering China and Southeast Asia.
GONZO Rosso's other areas of business include development/operation of online merchandise store "GONZO STYLE" ( - Japanese only), character open-contest site "Charapre" ( - Japanese only), and mobile sites "Mobile Newtype" and "GONZO MOBILE" as well as production of video content, characters, advertisement designs, websites and other Internet content leveraging GDH/GONZO's network of creators/artists.
GONZO Rosso website:

[About GDH K.K.]
GDH is a globally-focused Japanese media company founded in February 2000. The group produces cutting edge entertainment for teens and young adults through its GONZO animation brand. Kids and family product is distributed through the GONZO FILMS and GONZINO brands.
GDH is a world leader in content development targeting both domestic and international audiences with Japan's trend-setting animation culture and, usually, GDH controls licensing management and international distribution for the content it produces.
For additional information, visit (for GDH) and (for GONZO - Japanese only).
GDH group companies include GONZO Rosso K.K., GONZO K.K., Future Vision Music K.K., GONZINO K.K., GDH Capital K.K. and GK Entertainment K.K.

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