Earnings release for the FY2003 ended March 31, 2004 - 7
This press release contains certain forward-looking statements concerning the operations and strategy of Vodafone Holdings K.K., Vodafone K.K. and their subsidiaries (collectively, "Vodafone Japan Group") and its expectations concerning its financial and operating results, in particular its fiscal 2004 performance forecasts (including consolidated operating revenue, ordinary income and net income), as well as expectations for trends in the Japanese wireless telecommunications markets and capital expenditure. By their nature, forward-looking statements are inherently predictive, speculative and involve risk and uncertainty because they relate to events and depend on circumstances that will occur in the future.
There are a number of factors that could cause actual results and developments to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to: changes in economic conditions that would adversely affect demand for Vodafone Japan Group's services; greater than anticipated competitive activity; slower customer growth or reduced customer retention; the impact on capital spending from investment in network capacity and the deployment of new technologies, including 3G technology; the possibility that technologies will not perform according to expectations or that vendors' performances will not meet Vodafone Japan Group's requirements; changes in projected growth rates in the wireless telecommunications industry; the accuracy of and any changes in Vodafone Japan Group's projected revenue models; future revenue contributions of data services offered by Vodafone Japan Group; Vodafone Japan Group's ability to successfully introduce new services, in particular 3G services, and the delivery and performance of key products; changes in the regulatory framework in which Vodafone Japan Group operates; and the impact of legal or other proceedings involving Vodafone Japan Group or other companies in the telecommunications industry.
All written or verbal forward-looking statements attributable to Vodafone Japan Group or persons acting on its behalf made in this press release or subsequent hereto are expressly qualified in their entirety by the factors referred to above.