Press Releases 2012

Change in Shareholdings of a Major Shareholder

December 19, 2012
SOFTBANK CORP.

There was a change in a major shareholder of SOFTBANK CORP. (the “Company”) as stated below.

1. Background

Based on the Change Report pertaining to the Report of Possession of Large Volume submitted by the shareholder below to the Director-General of the Kanto Local Financial Bureau on December 17, 2012, the Company has confirmed a change in the shareholdings of a major shareholder.

2. Outline of shareholder

(1) Name Capital Research and Management Company
(2) Location 333 South Hope Street, Los Angeles, CA 90071, U.S.A.
(3) Representative Michael J. Downer, Senior Vice President
(4) Business description Investment advisory company

3. Number and share of voting rights (shares) held before and after the change

 Number of Voting Rights*1
(number of shares held)
Share of Voting Rights*2
Before change
(as of November 22, 2012)
1,049,163
(104,916,300 shares)
9.50%
After change
(as of December 10, 2012)
1,160,803
(116,080,300 shares)
10.51%
[Notes]
  • *1One trading unit is 100 shares.
  • *2Share of voting rights is calculated based on the total number of voting rights (11,045,442) as of September 30, 2012.
  • *3The above list was prepared based on the Change Report pertaining to the Report of Possession of Large Volume submitted to the Director-General of the Kanto Local Financial Bureau and the Company has not confirmed any ownership of the shares held in the name of Capital Research and Management Company. The shareholder ranking could not be confirmed and is therefore not included.

4. Future outlook

There is nothing to be specifically described as to the future outlook.

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