Press Releases 2007

Changes to Benefit Program for Shareholders

Nov. 1, 2007

SOFTBANK CORP. announced that its Board of Directors has approved changes to the benefit program for shareholders as described below at the meeting of the Board of Directors held on November 1, 2007.

1. Eligible for preferential treatment

Shareholders and beneficial shareholders, with more than 100 shares (hereinafter ‘shareholders’) as of March 31 and September 30 every year.

2.Description

Preferential treatment of SOFTBANK MOBILE service to shareholders

  • (1) Provide gift certificates*1 of 10,000 yen to new subscribers of SOFTBANK MOBILE*2.

    [Notes]
    • *1Unable to combine with other campaigns during the same period.
    • *2Mandatory to subscribe to ‘New Super Bonus’, one line only. Corporate customers and prepaid customers are not eligible.
  • (2) Three months free of monthly fee*3*4 of Basic Option Package*5 to SOFTBANK MOBILE customers who subscribed, or plan to subscribe to Basic Option Package during the period of preferential treatment.

    [Notes]
    • *3Good for one treatment per line only.
    • *4Provide preferential treatment to users in the middle of free months of Basic Option Package after the end of the free months.
    • *5Basic Option Package is a service package which includes ‘Secure Remote Lock’, ‘Spam mail filter & Address book back-up’, ‘Lost Mobile Phone Search’, ‘Voice Mail Plus’, ‘Call Waiting’, and ‘Multi-party Calling’ (For 3G handsets. Some service may not be available due to the subscription content or handset model).
[Note]
  • *Unavailable to combine above (1) and (2) to the same line.

Preferential treatment of Yahoo! BB service to shareholders

  • (1) Cashback of 10,000 yen*1 to new subscribers to Yahoo! BB ADSL Standard type or Yahoo! BB ADSL No-telephone line subscription right type. At the same time, new subscribers to BBTV (Basic Channel Pack) will receive a 2,000 yen*2 additional cashback.

    [Notes]
    • *1Good for one treatment per line only.
    • *2Discount below will be applied to those existing customers to Yahoo! BB ADSL Standard type or Yahoo! BB ADSL No-telephone line subscription right type who newly subscribe to BBTV.
  • (2) Discount the equivalent amount of ADSL service (or ISP service) *1*2 to existing customers to any of the line services below and any of the optional services.

    Line Service
    (Services for preferential treatment)
    Optional Service*3 Description Amount of money (Yen per month)
    Yahoo! BB ADSL (Standard type/ No-telephone line subscription right type/Otoku Line type*4) 50M Revo
    • Wireless LAN Pack
    • Double Wireless Pack
    • BBTV Basic Channel Pack
    Discount the equivalent amount of ADSL service fee 1,564
    50M 1,564
    26M 1,459
    12M 1,249
    8M 1,039
    Yahoo! BB hikari TV Package home Discount the equivalent amount of ISP service fee 1,354
    apartment 1,354
    [Notes]
    • *1Good for one treatment per line only.
    • *2Discount period corresponds to the number of shares held.
      100 shares to less than 1,000 shares discount for one month semiannually
      1,000 shares and over discount for three months semiannually
    • *3Available optional services vary depending on the subscribed line services.
    • *4‘Yahoo! BB ADSL Otoku Line type’ does not provide ‘Yahoo! BB 50M Revo.’
[Note]
  • *Above (1) and (2) cannot be combined.

3. Timing of implementation

Above changes will be applied to shareholders as of September 30, 2007, the preferential treatment coupon will be sent to the shareholders by mail during the first half of December 2007.

Reference

Changes

New

Eligible Preferential treatment of Yahoo! BB service to shareholders Preferential treatment of SOFTBANK MOBILE service to shareholders
New subscriber
Addition
Provide cashback of JPY 10,000 (ADSL) and JPY 2,000 (BBTV)
Change
Provide gift certificates of JPY 10,000
Existing subscriber
No Change
Discount the equivalent amount of ADSL (or ISP) service fee
Addition
3 Months free of Basic Option Package monthly service fee

Old

Eligible Preferential treatment of Yahoo! BB service to shareholders Preferential treatment of SOFTBANK MOBILE service to shareholders
New subscriber - Provide cashback of JPY 10,000 With a referral of a new subscriber, provide cashback of JPY 5,000
(JPY5,000 to the referred as well)
Existing subscriber Discount the equivalent amount of ADSL (or ISP) service fee -
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