TOKYO, JAPAN, February 17, 2004 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. ("DoCoMo") received an notice today from AT&T Wireless Services, Inc. ("AT&T Wireless"), in which DoCoMo holds approximately 16% of the shares, that AT&T Wireless and Cingular Wireless LLC ("Cingular") have agreed to the terms of Cingular's acquisition of AT&T Wireless.
DoCoMo anticipates that if the acquisition is consummated pursuant to the agreement as described in the notice, it would have a considerable effect on the relationship between DoCoMo and AT&T Wireless, as it would result in all of its shares in AT&T Wireless being converted into cash.
In response to the notice, DoCoMo is reviewing its options in an effort to contribute most to our shareholders' value.
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.