April 26, 2013

Notice Concerning Stock Split, Adoption of Unit Share System and Partial Amendments to the Articles of Incorporation, and ADS Ratio Change

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TOKYO, JAPAN, April 26, 2013 --- NTT DOCOMO, INC. (the "Company") hereby announces that on April 26, 2013, the Board of Directors decided to conduct a stock split, adopt a unit share system, partially amend the Articles of Incorporation and change the ratio of American Depositary Shares (ADS) in relation to underlying shares.

We would also like to announce that the Company's Board of Directors decided to submit a proposal on "Partial Amendments to the Articles of Incorporation" to the 22nd Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2013 with regard to the establishment of new articles concerning the rights pertaining to shares less than one unit and the additional purchase of shares less than one unit included in the Articles of Incorporation partial amendments.

Purpose of the stock split, adoption of the unit share system and partial amendments to the Articles of Incorporation

In response to the "Action Plan for Consolidating Trading Units" announced by stock exchanges of Japan in November 2007, the Company will conduct a 1:100 stock split and adopt a unit share system which sets a share–trading unit as 100 shares. Please note that there will be no effective change in the investment units due to the stock split and adoption of the unit share system.

1. Stock split

  • 1Method of the stock split
    Monday, September 30, 2013 shall be the record date of the stock split. Each of the Company's common shares held by shareholders whose names are stated or recorded in the latest Registry of Shareholders on the record date will be split at a ratio of 1:100.
  • 2Number of increase in shares due to the stock split
    1 Total number of issued shares before the stock split: 43,650,000 shares
    2 Number of increase in shares due to the stock split: 4,321,350,000 shares
    3 Total number of issued shares after the stock split: 4,365,000,000 shares
    4 Total number of authorized shares after the stock split: 17,460,000,000 shares
  • 3Schedule of the stock split
    1 Public notice date of the record date: Friday, September 13, 2013
    2 Record date: Monday, September 30, 2013
    3 Effective date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013

2. Adoption of the unit share system

  • 1Number of shares constituting one unit
    The adoption of the unit share system shall take effect on the effective date in "1. Stock split" above, and the number of shares to constitute a share-trading unit shall be 100 shares.
  • 2Schedule for the establishment of the new unit share system
    Effective date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
    (Reference) Effective on Thursday, September 26, 2013, the share-trading unit for the common stock of the Company shall be changed to 100 shares on the stock exchanges.

3. Partial amendment to the Articles of Incorporation

  • 1Reasons for amendment
    • 1Accompanying "1. Stock split" and "2. Adoption of the unit share system" above, the Company shall make amendment to Article 6 (Total Number of Shares to be Issued)notice1, and newly establish Article 7 (Share-Trading Unit)notice1, Article 8 (Rights pertaining to Shares Less than One Unit)notice2 and Article 9 (Additional Purchases of Shares Less than One Unit)notice2.
    • 2The Company shall renumber existing articlesnotice2 due to the new establishment of Article 7, Article 8 and Article 9 as mentioned in 1).
    • notice1 Resolution at the meeting of the Board of Directors held today, Friday, April 26, 2013.
    • notice2 Resolution at the meeting of the Board of Directors held today, Friday, April 26, 2013 for submission to the 22nd Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on Tuesday, June 18, 2013.
  • 3Schedule of amendments
    Effective date: Tuesday, October 1, 2013

4. Change of ratio of ADS to underlying shares

  • 1Purpose of change of ratio of ADS
    The purpose is to change the ratio of ADS in relation to underlying shares to match the stock split and maintain the current level of investment unit price used for ADS.
  • 2Overview of change of ratio of ADS in relation to underlying shares
    • 1Current ratio: 1 ADS = 0.01 underlying shares
    • 2New ratio: 1 ADS = 1 underlying shares
    • 3Effective date of new ratio: October 1, 2013 (U.S. EST)
    • 4Temporarily closure of the ADS depositary facility:
      Thursday, September 26, 2013 - Monday, September 30, 2013 (U.S. EST)
    • 5Date of commencement of trading under new ratio: October 1, 2013 (U.S. EST)

About NTT DOCOMO

NTT DOCOMO provides innovative, convenient and secure mobile services that enable smarter living for each customer. The company serves over 61 million mobile 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 https://www.nttdocomo.co.jp/english/ for more information.

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