Press Releases 2006

SOFTBANK announces ruling on lawsuit filed by Heisei Denden

Mar. 30, 2006

SOFTBANK CORP. (“SOFTBANK”) announced that the Tokyo District Court today issued a ruling in support of SOFTBANK and its wholly-owned subsidiary, JAPAN TELECOM CO., LTD. (hereinafter “JAPAN TELECOM”) in a lawsuit filed by HEISEI DENDEN CO., LTD. (Head office: Shibuya-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director: Kenji Sato; hereinafter “the plaintiff”) against SOFTBANK and JAPAN TELECOM on November 29, 2004. Details of the ruling are given below.

1. Court where the lawsuit was filed and court issuing the ruling on the lawsuit, with relevant dates

Tokyo District Court 2004 Lawsuit No.25297
Filing of the lawsuit November 29, 2004
Ruling on lawsuit March 30, 2006

2. Plaintiff of the lawsuit

(2) Head office Hiroo 1-1-39, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
(3) Name of Representative Representative Director Kenji Sato

3. Content of the lawsuit

(1) Content of ruling

  • 1) The court rejected the claim filed by the plaintiff.
  • 2) The court ruled that the plaintiff must pay all lawsuit-related costs.

(2) Reason why the lawsuit was filed and the content of the claim filed by the plaintiff

Please refer to SOFTBANK’s press release issued on December 21, 2004.

4. Future prospects and others

SOFTBANK recognizes that the ruling resulted from the court’s appropriate judgment as the court accepted the legitimacy of the argument made by SOFTBANK and JAPAN TELECOM.

The ruling has no influence on SOFTBANK’s earnings results on both stand-alone and consolidated basis.

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