Basic Approach to Corporate Governance

The Company is guided by a fundamental concept of “free, fair, innovative,” and a corporate philosophy of “Information Revolution — Happiness for everyone.” The Company aims to be a provider of essential technologies and services to people around the world through its endeavors in various businesses in the information industry.

SoftBank Group Corp., the Group's holding company, recognizes that it is vital to maintain effective corporate governance in order to realize this vision. In working to strengthen governance within the Group, we have formulated the SoftBank Group Charter, to share the Group's fundamental concept and corporate philosophy, and the SoftBank Group Company Management Regulations to set out the management policy and management framework for Group companies, among other matters. We also determined various regulations which Group companies and their officers and employees are to comply with.

Our corporate governance system centers on the Board of Directors, Audit & Supervisory Board members, and the Audit & Supervisory Board. Three of the nine directors are external directors to ensure a robust mutual monitoring between the directors. Likewise, four of the five Audit & Supervisory Board members are external members, to ensure independent auditing functions, thereby strengthening the monitoring of management.

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    The contents of this page are based on information contained in the Corporate Governance Report which was revised on November 20, 2015.