Press Releases 2005

Changes in Major Shareholders

Aug. 30, 2005

As stated below, there was a change in the major shareholders of SOFTBANK CORP.

We will let you know about a report by the concerned shareholder filing to the Kanto Local Finance Bureau.

1. Trade name and others of relevant shareholders (as of August 23, 2005)

Trade name Capital Research and Management Company
Location of head office 333 South Hope Street, Log Angeles, CA90071, U.S.A.
Representative Paul G. haaga, Jr.
Type of business Investment advisory company
Purpose of shareholdings Investment to generate interest for client institutionalinvestors. The investment is part of the company’s regular business operations.
Number of shares held 27,761,900 shares
Ownership ratio 7.90%
Trade name Capital Guardian Trust Company
Location of head office 11100 Santa Monica Boulevard, 15th Fl., Los Angeles, CA90071, U.S.A.
Representative Roberta A. Conroy
Type of business Engages mainly in trust business
Purpose of shareholdings Investment to generate interest for client institutional investors. The investment is part of the company’s regular business operations.
Number of shares held 13,594,900 shares
Ownership ratio 3.87%
Trade name Capital International Limited
Location of head office 25 Bedford Street, London, England WC2E9HN
Representative David I. Fisher
Type of business Investment advisory company
Purpose of shareholdings Investment to generate interest for client institutional investors. The investment is part of the company’s regular business operations.
Number of shares held 1,849,600 shares
Ownership ratio 0.53%
Trade name Capital International Inc
Location of head office 11100 Santa Monica Boulevard, 15th Fl., Los Angeles, CA90025, U.S.A.
Representative Peter C. Kelly
Type of business Investment advisory company
Purpose of shareholdings Investment to generate interest for client institutional investors. The investment is part of the company’s regular business operations.
Number of shares held 2,835,200 shares
Ownership ratio 0.81%
Trade name Capital International S.A.
Location of head office 3 Place des Bergues, 1201 Geneva, Switzerland
Representative David I. Fisher
Type of business Investment advisory company
Purpose of shareholdings Investment to generate interest for client institutional investors. The investment is part of the company’s regular business operations.
Number of shares held 113,600 shares
Ownership ratio 0.03%

2. Total number of shares held by the concerned company and the joint shareholders, and their combined shareholdings ratio in SOFTBANK CORP. against the number of its total outstanding shares

  Number of shares held Ratio against total outstanding shares Shareholdings rank among major shareholders
After shareholdings change
(As of August 23, 2005)
46,155,200 shares 13.13% 2nd

3. Date of shareholdings change

August 23, 2005

4. Number of voting rights, total outstanding shares and capital amount as of August 23, 2005 when shareholdings change took place

Number of voting rights 3,507,599
Total outstanding shares 351,498,126 shares
Capital amount 178,016,000,000yen (as of end of March 2005)

5. How the shareholdings change came to be known

The relevant shareholders filed a report stating their ownership of SOFTBANK CORP. shares to the Kanto Local Finance Bureau on August 25, 2005. We came to know of the shareholdings change after receiving a copy of the report.

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