FRONTEO Issues Notice Regarding Grant of Stock Options

Tokyo, JAPAN

TOKYO, July 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- FRONTEO, Inc. (Nasdaq:FTEO) (TSE:2158) ("FRONTEO" or "the Company"), a leading provider of international litigation support and big-data analysis services, announced today that its Board of Directors (the “Board”) held a meeting on July 20, 2017 and the Board passed a resolution authorizing the issuance of stock options to certain employees (the “Stock Options”), in accordance with “Issuance of Subscription Rights to Shares as Stock Options” resolved at its 14th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders held on June 29, 2017. The details are as follows:

1. Issuance date of the Stock OptionsJuly 21, 2017
2. Number of the Stock Options to be issued60 (the number of shares per one (1) Share Option is 100)
3. Issue price of the Stock OptionsNo consideration shall be paid.
4. Class and number of shares covered by the Stock Options 
 6,000 common shares of the Company
5. Amount payable in exercising the Stock Options 
 JPY 806 per one (1) share
6. Amount that is transferred into paid-in capital from the issue price of shares, in case of issuance of shares upon exercise of the Stock Options
 JPY 403 per one (1) share
7. Period during which the Stock Options can be exercised
 July 22, 2020 – July 21, 2023
8. Number of employees awarded Stock Options and number of Stock Options awarded
Two employees of the Company’s subsidiaries 60

This document has been translated from the original Japanese-language document for reference purposes only. If there are any differences or discrepancies between the original Japanese-language document and this English translation, the original Japanese-language document shall supersede this English translation.

About FRONTEO, Inc.
FRONTEO, Inc. (“FRONTEO”) (Nasdaq:FTEO) (TSE:2158) supports the analysis of big data based on behavior informatics by utilizing its technology, "KIBIT". FRONTEO's KIBIT technology is driven by FRONTEO artificial intelligence based on knowledge acquired through its litigation support services. KIBIT incorporates experts' tacit knowledge, including their experiences and intuitions, and utilizes that knowledge for big data analysis. FRONTEO continues to expand its business operations by applying KIBIT to new fields such as healthcare and marketing. FRONTEO was founded in 2003 as a provider of e-discovery and international litigation support services. These services include the preservation, investigation and analysis of evidence materials contained in electronic data, and computer forensic investigation. FRONTEO provides e-discovery and litigation support by making full use of its data analysis platform, "Lit i View", and its Predictive Coding technology adapted to Asian languages. The company name was changed from UBIC, Inc. to FRONTEO, Inc. as of July 1, 2016.

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