HULFT and parent company Saison Information Systems to donate 1% of operating income to charity

Announces annual program to fight famine, poverty, and disease.

(BUSINESS WIRE) San Mateo, CA – 6/9/2020 — The impact of COVID-19 has been felt acutely across the world, within workplaces, and among individuals. In response, HULFT, a comprehensive data logistics platform, is proud to announce its first corporate giving program which will be managed through its parent company Saison Information Systems, Inc. (TYO: 9640). Regional offices will structure donations based on local communities that are at greatest risk.

Under the new program, the company will commit at least one percent of its annual operating profits to organizations that are fighting poverty, famine, and disease. Saison Information Systems, as well as its subsidiaries, will partner with global causes that are creating a positive change in the human condition.

“Our decision to establish this important initiative aligns with our mission statement to ‘contribute to the near future society by accelerating innovation…’ said Kazuhiro Uchida, president of Saison Information Systems. “We believe that part of our evolution as a 50-year-old global leader involves increasing our corporate giving. This pandemic has uncovered and magnified many structural and systemic problems and iniquities across all areas of society. Our board members and I agreed that it was time for Saison Information Systems to turn our values into action.”

During this fiscal year beginning April, Saison Information Systems is honored to partner through donations with medical institutions and humanitarian aid organizations that are responding to COVID-19: Doctors Without Borders, United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Japanese Red Cross Society, Masks for Heroes, United Way Bay Area (UWBA), and Bethlehem House of Detroit.

These donations will support local communities in three cities in Japan (Tokyo, Nagoya and Osaka), the United Kingdom, Singapore, Thailand, China (Shanghai and Beijing) and the United States (San Francisco/Bay Area, and Detroit).

“Workers at our community nonprofits like food banks and family resource centers are on the front lines of mitigating the economic crisis caused by COVID-19,” said Kelly Batson, senior vice president of Community Impact at UWBA. “We appreciate HULFT’s contribution, which will support our local nonprofits that are working to help large numbers of newly vulnerable households receive critical services.”

“For 17 years, Bethlehem House has relied upon the generosity of our supporters to provide safe and affordable housing to employed-homeless women in Detroit,” said Deborah Foster, Bethlehem House of Detroit founder and executive director. “We are overwhelmed by HULFT’s donation, which is the largest to date. These funds will provide much-needed laptops and other resources to help our residents look for better paying jobs, complete online classes, and search for affordable housing upon exiting Bethlehem House.”

About HULFT Inc.
Today’s enterprise works hard for data. IT spends time and money manually connecting far-flung silos of data, which are often insecure. A division of Saison Information Systems (TYO: 9640), which is celebrating its 50th Anniversary, HULFT has helped more than 10,000 global customers automate, orchestrate, and accelerate the secure flow of information at scale. HULFT provides a single global platform that helps IT quickly find, secure, organize, transform, and move the right information – automating the entire business processes of data flow, and unlocking value in a sea of information. HULFT is the engine that makes data work. For more information, please visit www.hulftinc.com.

About Saison Information Systems Co.                      
Head Office: Akasaka Intercity AIR 19F, 1-8-1 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052, Japan
Date of establishment: September 1, 1970
Representative: Kazuhiro Uchida (President and Representative Director)
Capital: 1,367 million yen
Business activities: Financial IT Services, Distribution IT Services, Linkage, HULFT business
Securities Code: 9640 (Tokyo Stock Exchange, JASDAQ Standard Market)
URL: https://home.saison.co.jp/

Media contact:
Vivian Shic
vivian@hulftinc.com

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