NTT DOCOMO to Invest in Vietnam’s VMG Media JSC

Partnerships

TOKYO, JAPAN, August 10, 2011 --- NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that it has acquired an approximately 25% stake in Vietnam’s largest mobile content provider, VMG Media Joint Stock Company (VMG), which owns a market share of roughly 25% in the country. The stock purchase, worth approximately 370 billion Vietnam Dong or about 1.4 billion Japanese yen*1, represents NTT DOCOMO’s first investment in Vietnam.

VMG offers both content and content platforms. With its investment, DOCOMO will share its expertise and know-how with VMG, such as in content distribution, with the aim of boosting VMG’s business and expanding DOCOMO’s value-added services in Asia-Pacific.

DOCOMO will also work together with VMG’s largest stakeholder, Vietnam Posts and Telecommunications Group (VNPT), the country’s largest telecom operator, which holds about 29% stake in the company, to promote VMG’s business.

*1 VND = 0.00373 yen as of July 31, 2011

(Attachment) Details of DOCOMO’s Investment in VMG Media Joint Stock Company (VMG)

About NTT DOCOMO
NTT DOCOMO is a world-leading mobile operator and growing provider of comprehensive services centered on mobility. The company serves over 58 million customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide 3G network and one of the world’s first commercial LTE networks. Leveraging its unique capabilities as a mobile operator, DOCOMO is a leading developer of cutting-edge technologies for NFC mobile payments, mobile GPS, mobile TV, intuitive mobile assistance, environmental monitoring, smart grids and much more. Overseas, the company provides technical and operational expertise to eight mobile operators and other partner companies. NTT DOCOMO is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM) and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. Please visit www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english for more information.

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