[Corporate Announcement] LINE Named Global Growth Company for 2014

2014.05.22 Corporate

Tokyo, Japan – May 22, 2014 – LINE Corporation, owner and operator of the free call and messaging app LINE, today announced that it has been named a Global Growth Company in 2014 by World Economic Forum.


Global Growth Companies are a community determined by World Economic Forum which consists of companies that have achieved rapid growth and expansion, and currently includes over 360 companies spanning more than 60 countries. Global Growth Companies are granted the opportunity to network with leading figures from around the world in a variety of fields, including business, politics, and academia. By embarking on new business opportunities that transcend geographic and industry boundaries, and sharing their unique knowledge with one another, they are able to sustain further growth and expansion.


David Aikman, Managing Director and Head of the New Champions at the World Economic Forum: “When choosing entrants to our Community of Global Growth Companies, we assess companies on their business model, annual revenues and growth rates, executive leadership and market position. LINE Corporation is a dynamic group with clear potential to shape the future in its relevant business sectors and so is a perfect fit to our GGC community.”


Akira Morikawa, CEO of LINE Corporation: “We are very grateful to be named as a Global Growth Company by the Forum, and would like to express our utmost gratitude to all of our users and business partners for all of their support. LINE will not remain complacent with its current success, and will continue to strive for new challenges until we can offer one of the world’s best services.”


As LINE continues on its road to become a leading global service, it will continue to pursue new possibilities and aim for even further success.