Comment on Moody’s Report Related to Unsolicited Rating
Moody’s Japan K.K. (“Moody’s”) issued a report regarding SoftBank Group Corp. (“SBG”) on May 31, 2022. However, SBG has not obtained a credit rating from Moody’s. SBG has neither provided any information to Moody's nor has received any requests for information or inquiries from the company for more than two years since we withdrew our request for a rating on March 25, 2020. Moody’s opinion is therefore based on their subjective assumptions and hypotheses with no reasonable basis for support. SBG has repeatedly requested Moody's to remove the unsolicited rating and to change the method of publication so that investors don't misinterpret it as a granted credit rating.
SBG’s credit is only rated by S&P Global Ratings (S&P) and Japan Credit Rating Agency, Ltd. (JCR). SBG will continue to provide S&P and JCR with accurate information necessary for their rating analyses, such as our management strategy, financial policies and financing matters, through interviews with our management and other means of communications.
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