America Online to Purchase All Third-Party Shares in DoCoMo AOL

-DoCoMo, Mitsui, Nikkei, and Nikkei BP Agree to Sell Holdings-

TOKYO, Japan, December 17, 2003 --- America Online, Inc.(AOL),
NTT DoCoMo, Inc.(DoCoMo), Mitsui & Co., Ltd.(Mitsui), Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc. (Nikkei), and Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.(Nikkei BP) announced that AOL has reached an agreement today with DoCoMo, Mitsui, Nikkei, and Nikkei BP under which AOL will purchase all four companies' stakes in DoCoMo AOL, Inc.. The number of shares that the four companies will sell to AOL is as follows:

DoCoMo : 20,980 (43.23 % of outstanding stock)
Mitsui : 5,749 (11.85 % of outstanding stock)
Nikkei : 1,513 (3.12 % of outstanding stock)
Nikkei BP : 302 (0.62 % of outstanding stock)

America Online, Inc.

NTT DoCoMo, Inc.

Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

Nihon Keizai Shimbun, Inc.

Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.

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