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This website contains forward-looking statements, beliefs or opinions regarding the Group, such as statements about the Group’s future business, position and results of operations, including estimates, forecasts, targets and plans for the Group. Without limitation, forward-looking statements often include the words such as “targets”, “plans”, “believes”, “hopes”, “continues”, “expects”, “aims”, “intends”, “will”, “may”, “should”, “would”, “could” “anticipates”, “estimates”, “projects” or words or terms of similar substance or the negative thereof. Any forward-looking statements in this website are based on the current assumptions and beliefs of the Group in light of the information currently available to it as of the date hereof. Such forward-looking statements do not represent any guarantee by any member of the Group or its management of future performance and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors, including but not limited to: the success of the Group’s business model; the Group’s ability to procure funding and the effect of its funding arrangements; key person risks relating to the management team of SBG; risks relating to and affecting the Group’s investment activities; risks relating to SB Fund (defined as below), its investments, investors and investees; risks relating to SoftBank Corp. and the success of its business; risks relating to law, regulation and regulatory regimes; risks relating to intellectual property; litigation; and other factors, any of which may cause the Group’s actual results, performance, achievements or financial position to be materially different from any future results, performance, achievements or financial position expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. For more information on these and other factors which may affect the Group’s results, performance, achievements, or financial position, see “Risk Factors” on this website at https://group.softbank/en/ir/investors/management_policy/risk_factor. None of the Group nor its management gives any assurances that the expectations expressed in these forward-looking statements will turn out to be correct, and actual results, performance, achievements or financial position could materially differ from expectations. Persons viewing this website should not place undue reliance on forward looking statements.
The Company undertakes no obligation to update any of the forward-looking statements contained in this website or any other forward-looking statements the Company may make. Past performance is not an indicator of future results and the results of the Group in this website may not be indicative of, and are not an estimate, forecast or projection of the Group’s future results.
No representation is made as to the completeness or accuracy of the information this website contains. In particular, you should be aware that this information may be incomplete, may contain errors or may have become out-of-date. The Group reserves the right to add, modify or delete any information on this website at any time. All information provided on this website, including references to products or services, are provided “as-is” without any warranty or implied term of any kind.
Important Notice ― Trading of SBG Common Stock, Disclaimer Regarding Unsponsored American Depository Receipts
SBG encourages anyone interested in buying or selling its common stock to do so on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, which is where its common stock is listed and primarily trades. SBG’s disclosures are not intended to facilitate trades in, and should not be relied on for decisions to trade, unsponsored American Depository Receipts (“ADRs”).
SBG has not and does not participate in, support, encourage, or otherwise consent to the creation of any unsponsored ADR programs or the issuance or trading of any ADRs issued thereunder in respect of its common stock. SBG does not represent to any ADR holder, bank or depositary institution, nor should any such person or entity form the belief, that (i) SBG has any reporting obligations within the meaning of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”) or (ii) SBG’s website will contain on an ongoing basis all information necessary for SBG to maintain an exemption from registering its common stock under the Exchange Act pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) thereunder.
To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, SBG and the Group disclaim any responsibility or liability to ADR holders, banks, depositary institutions, or any other entities or individuals in connection with any unsponsored ADRs representing its common stock.
The above disclaimers apply with equal force to the securities of any of the Group which are or may in the future be the subject of unsponsored ADR programs, such as SoftBank Corp. or Z Holdings Corporation.
Notice regarding Fund Information contained in this Website
This website is furnished to you for informational purposes and is not, and may not be relied on in any manner as, legal, tax, investment, accounting or other advice or as an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy limited partnership or comparable limited liability equity interests in any fund managed by a subsidiary of SoftBank Group Corp., including SB Investment Advisers (UK) Ltd.(“SBIA”) and any affiliates thereof (the “SB Fund Managers” and each an “SB Fund Manager”) (such funds together with, as the context may require, any parallel fund, feeder fund, co-investment vehicle or alternative investment vehicle collectively, the “SB Funds” and each an “SB Fund”). For the avoidance of doubt, the SB Funds include, among other funds, SoftBank Vision Fund L.P. (together with, as the context may require, any parallel fund, feeder fund, co-investment vehicle or alternative investment vehicle, the “Vision Fund I”) and SoftBank Vision Fund II-2 L.P. (together with, as the context may require, any parallel fund, feeder fund, co-investment vehicle or alternative investment vehicle, the “Vision Fund II”), which are managed by SBIA and its affiliates.
None of the SB Funds (including the Vision Fund I and Vision Fund II), the SB Fund Managers (including SBIA), any successor or future fund managed by a SB Fund Manager, SBG or their respective affiliates makes any representation or warranty, express or implied, as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained herein and nothing contained herein should be relied upon as a promise or representation as to past or future performance of the SB Funds or any other entity referenced in this website, or future performance of any successor or the future fund managed by a SB Fund Manager.
Information relating to the performance of the SB Funds or any other entity referenced in this website has been included for background purposes only and should not be considered an indication of the future performance of the relevant SB Fund, any other entity referenced in this website or any future fund managed by an SB Fund Manager. References to any specific investments of an SB Fund, to the extent included therein, are presented to illustrate the relevant SB Fund Manager’s investment process and operating philosophy only and should not be construed as a recommendation of any particular investment or security. The investment performance of individual investments of an SB Fund may vary and the performance of the selected transactions is not necessarily indicative of the performance of all of the applicable prior investments. The specific investments identified and described in this website do not represent all of the investments made by the relevant SB Fund Manager, and no assumption should be made that investments identified and discussed therein were or will be profitable.
The performance of an SB Fund in this website is based on unrealized valuations of portfolio investments. Valuations of unrealized investments are based on assumptions and factors (including, for example, as of the date of the valuation, average multiples of comparable companies, and other considerations) that the relevant SB Fund Manager believes are reasonable under the circumstances relating to each particular investment. However, there can be no assurance that unrealized investments will be realized at the valuations indicated in this website or used to calculate the returns contained therein, and transaction costs connected with such realizations remain unknown and, therefore, are not factored into such calculations. Estimates of unrealized value are subject to numerous variables that change over time. The actual realized returns on the relevant SB Fund’s unrealized investments will depend on, among other factors, future operating results, the value of the assets and market conditions at the time of disposition, any related transaction costs and the timing and manner of sale, all of which may differ from the assumptions and circumstances on which the relevant SB Fund Manager’s valuations are based.
Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results. The performance of an SB Fund or any future fund managed by an SB Fund Manager may be materially lower than the performance information presented in this website. There can be no assurance that each SB Fund or any future fund managed by the relevant SB Fund Manager will achieve comparable results as those presented therein.
The actual realized return on unrealized investments by an SB Fund may differ materially from the performance information indicated in this website. No assumption should be made that investments identified and discussed in this website were or will be profitable, or that investments made in the future will be comparable in quality or performance to the investments described therein.
Third-party logos and vendor information included in this website are provided for illustrative purposes only. Inclusion of such logos does not imply affiliation with or endorsement by such firms or businesses. There is no guarantee that an SB Fund Manager, an SB Fund’s portfolio companies, any future portfolio companies of a future fund managed by an SB Fund Manager or SoftBank Group Corp. will work with any of the firms or businesses whose logos are included in this website in the future.
SBIA manages separate and independent operations and processes from those of SoftBank Group Corp., and any SB Funds managed by SBIA, including the Vision Fund I and the Vision Fund II, are solely managed by SBIA.
Notice regarding PFIC status
It is possible that SBG and certain subsidiaries of SBG may be a “passive foreign investment company” (“PFIC”) under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended, for its current fiscal year due to the composition of its assets and the nature of its income. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021 we believe that SBG and certain subsidiaries of SBG were PFICs. We recommend that U.S. holders of SBG’s shares consult their tax advisors with respect to the U.S. federal income tax consequences to them if SBG and its subsidiaries are classified as PFICs. SBG is not responsible for any tax treatments or consequences thereof with respect to U.S. holders of SBG’s shares.