i-mode Sponsors Renault F1 Team

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- New car unveiled with i-mode logo -

TOKYO, JAPAN, January 29, 2004 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. is pleased to announce that i-mode® has entered into a partnership with the Mild Seven Renault F1 Team. The Renault F1 Team's new R24 car for the 2004 season was unveiled today in Palermo, Italy, with the i-mode logo on the nose, bargeboards and rear wing endplates.

The Mild Seven Renault F1 Team has shown remarkable progress since Renault's return to the sport two years ago. With an audience of more than 200 million people for each Grand Prix, Formula One offers DoCoMo excellent opportunities for worldwide exposure. Moreover, the partnership provides a perfect fit for both sides. Both i-mode and Grand Prix racing are associated with innovation and high technology, and both Renault and i-mode are leading communicators and trendsetters in their respective fields.

DoCoMo's i-mode, the world's most popular mobile internet service, is expanding its international profile. Outside of Japan, i-mode services are currently available through partner operators in Germany, the Netherlands, Taiwan, Belgium, France, Spain and Italy. Greece will be added this year prior to the Athens Olympics.

The multi-year partnership, which begins with the 18-race 2004 season, is expected to further strengthen the i-mode brand through worldwide exposure.


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Mild Seven Renault F1 Team's New R24 Car for 2004





Formula One Schedule for 2004

Date Name of Grand Prix
March 7 Grand Prix of Australia
March 21 Grand Prix of Malaysia
April 4 Grand Prix of Bahrain
April 25 Grand Prix of San Marino
May 9 Grand Prix of Spain
May 23 Grand Prix of Monaco
May 30 Grand Prix of Europe
June 13 Grand Prix of Canada
June 20 Grand Prix of the United States
July 4 Grand Prix of France
July 11 Grand Prix of Great Britain
July 25 Grand Prix of Germany
August 15 Grand Prix of Hungary
August 29 Grand Prix of Belgium
September 12 Grand Prix of Italy
September 26 Grand Prix of China
October 10 Grand Prix of Japan
October 24 Grand Prix of Brazil


About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company with more than 47 million customers. The company provides a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services. These include i-mode®, the world's most popular mobile internet service, which provides e-mail and internet access to over 40 million subscribers, and FOMA®, launched in 2001 as the world's first 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA. In addition to wholly owned subsidiaries in Europe and North America, the company is expanding its global reach through strategic alliances with mobile and multimedia service providers in Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America. NTT DoCoMo is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM), and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more information, visit www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english

i-mode and FOMA are trademarks or registered trademarks of NTT DoCoMo, Inc. in Japan and other countries.
NTT DoCoMo's FOMA service is available only to subscribers in Japan.

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