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Mar. Vector, Inc. founded, focusing on sales promotion business
June Changed name to Vector, Inc.
Apr. Entered public relations field
May Founded Vector Standard, Inc. (now ANTIL, Inc.) and Vector Communication, Inc. (now Platinum, Inc.)
Dec. Founded WOMCOM Inc. (now SIGNAL Inc.) and KIJINETACOM Inc. (now PR TIMES Inc.)
Jan. Founded Weiku Gong Guanxi Zixun (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. in Shanghai, China
Mar. Established VECKS INC.
Mar. Vector, Inc. listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers Index.
June Founded Vector Group International Limited in Hong Kong
Aug. Founded INITIAL, INC. and Social Scout, Inc. (now Starbank, Inc.)
Sept. Made IR Advisor, Inc. (now renamed IR Robotics, Inc.) a subsidiary
Mar. Founded Vector Group Ltd. in Bangkok, Thailand
Apr. Founded Vitabrid Japan Inc.
May Founded VECTOR GROUP COMPANY LIMITED in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
June Vector Group International Limited opened Taiwan branch in Taipei
Oct. Founded News Technology, Inc.
Nov. Vector Inc. listed on the First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange.
June Founded Video Wire Co., Ltd. (now NewsTV Inc.)
Mar. Founded Big Data Technologies, Inc. (now 100Capital Inc.)
PR TIMES Inc. (securities code: 3922) is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Mothers Index
Feb. Made PacRim Marketing Group, Inc., PRTech, LLC and PacRim Marketing Group subsidiaries
July Made OPNERS Inc. (now Smartmedia, inc.) a subsidiary
Dec. Made Brand Control Inc. (now Brand Cloud.inc) a subsidiary
Feb. Made MICROAD Malaysia SDN. BHD. (now Vector Marketing PR Malaysia SDN. BHD.) a subsidiary
July Made ASHITA-TEAM Co., Ltd. and RAGRU, Inc. subsidiaries
Aug. PR TIMES Inc. changed listing to the First Section of Tokyo Stock Exchange
Nov. Founded Direct Tech, Inc.
Jan. Founded Vector Direct Tech China Inc. in Shanghai, China
Mar. Founded Event Tech, Inc.
Sept. Founded Public Affairs Japan Inc.
Sept. Founded Medical Technologies Inc.
Dec. Established Liver Bank Inc. (currently INFLUENCER BANK,Inc.)
Dec. Made Vectorcom Inc. a subsidiary
Mar. Founded Performance Technologies, Inc.
July Made GEOBECK CO., LTD (now CLOUD BEAUTY inc.) a subsidiary
Nov. Made MasterVisions Inc. a subsidiary
Nov. Made amie Inc. a subsidiary
Dec. Made Keyword Marketing Inc. a subsidiary
Mar. Made Tryhatch, Inc. a subsidiary
June Made BUSiCONET Inc. a subsidiary
July Made Owned, Company a subsidiary
Oct. Transferred all shares in SIGNAL Inc. (change in consolidated subsidiary)
Nov. Partial transfer of shares of Direct Tech, Inc. (change in consolidated subsidiary)
Dec. Merged with Smartmedia.inc