NTT DOCOMO to Buy Stake in Bangladeshi Mobile Operator


TOKYO, JAPAN, June 16, 2008 --- NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it will acquire a 30 percent stake in TM International (Bangladesh) Limited (TMIB), a mobile phone operator based in Dhaka, Bangladesh, by directly acquiring all stock in TMIB held by A.K. Khan Co. Ltd. and its four group companies. The deal, worth US$350 million, is expected to be completed by the end of 2008.

DOCOMO will participate in TMIB's management and actively draw on its expertise to enhance the company's business in the fast-growing Bangladeshi mobile telecommunications market.

DOCOMO will account for the investment in TMIB under the equity method.

(Attachment) Details of DOCOMO's Investment in TMIB

NTT DOCOMO is the world's leading mobile communications company. DOCOMO serves over 53 million customers, including 44 million people subscribing to FOMA™, launched as the world's first 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA in 2001. DOCOMO also offers a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services, including i-mode™, the world's most popular mobile e-mail/Internet service, used by 48 million people. With the addition of credit-card and other e-wallet functions, DOCOMO mobile phones have become highly versatile tools for daily life. NTT DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more information, visit

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