Frequent Asked Questions

About SoftBank Corp.

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About shareholder returns

About general meeting of shareholders

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About SoftBank Corp.

  • What is your relationship with SoftBank Group Corp?

    SoftBank Corp., consolidated to SoftBank Group Corp. is a primary operating company in the group of SoftBank Group Corp.

  • When was SoftBank Corp. established?

    In 2006, SoftBank Corp., originally established in 1986 as Railway Telecommunication Co., Ltd. became a subsidiary of SoftBank Group. In 2015, we merged with SoftBank BB Corp., SoftBank Telecom Corp. and Ymobile Corporation and became SoftBank Corp.

    History

  • What kind of business do you do?

    As one of Japan's largest telecommunications service providers, we provide mobile communications services, including sales of mobile devices and broadband services to domestic consumers. We also provide enterprise customers with mobile communication services, network and VPN services, cloud services, fixed-line communications services, and other services such as AI (Artificial Intelligence), IoT (Internet of Things), digital marketing and security. In addition, we operate distribution business and other businesses such as settlement services. In June 2019, we made Z Holdings Corporation (formerly Yahoo Japan Corporation), one of Japan's largest internet companies, a consolidated subsidiary to develop Yahoo business. Moreover, under our Beyond Carrier strategy, while we work to further grow the telecommunications business, we are introducing and deploying world-leading business models and technologies in Japan, leveraging our customer base, telecommunications networks, sales channels, payment platforms and other resources, through collaboration or establishment of joint ventures with Z Holdings Corporation, SoftBank Group portfolio companies, and various other business partners inside and outside of Japan.

  • What kind of CSR activities do you do?

    We have decided on five areas of focus for CSR: “Promotion of an Information-Oriented Society,” “Development of the Next Generation,” “Consideration of the Needs of the Elderly,” “Conservation of the Environment and Precious Resources,” and “Disaster Response and Reconstruction Support.” We will work with group companies to bring about a society that enriches the lives of people throughout the world. We have CSR offices in the Tohoku, Tokai, Kansai and Kyushu areas in order to work closely with communities and help them find solutions to social issues. We also enable users to make donations when paying their monthly smartphone bills through optional services such as Charity Smile Donation, TsunagaruBokin, Charity White, etc. and to solve social issues through our business activities such as using ICT to support extracurricular activities.

    CSR

  • Please let me know your approach for disasters.

    We recognize that information is a lifeline and we make emergency preparations daily and work to ensure that our telecommunications facilities can recover as quickly as possible in the unlikely event of a disaster. In order to offer telecommunications services that can act as lifelines by continuing to function in the wake of a disaster, we are building a robust network and are setting up systems capable of responding rapidly when disaster strikes.
    Also, in preparation for emergency accidents, disasters, etc., we have concluded a Disaster Response Agreement with the Ministry of Defense and the Maritime Safety Agency to develop an action protocol for smooth cooperation, and set up a scheme to make sure the actions will be taken to rapidly restore telecommunications networks.
    We are deploying mobile power supply vehicles, mobile base station vehicles across Japan to retain uninterrupted communication services even during a power outage. In case the base station is unable to operate, we have developed a moored-balloon wireless relay system throughout Japan, that can relay the mobile base stations on the ground, moving with ships or vehicles.

    Disaster and Reconstruction Support

About stock

  • When was SoftBank Corp. listed?

    We were listed on December 19, 2018.

  • Where is SoftBank Corp. listed?

    It is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange First Section (TSE1).

  • What is SoftBank Corp.'s stock ticker code?

    9434.

  • What is the unit of share transactions (share unit number)?

    100 shares (share unit number).

  • How many outstanding shares of SoftBank Corp. are there?

    Please refer to General Stock Information.

  • Where can I find historical data on the share price of SoftBank Corp.?

    Please refer to Stock Price Chart.

  • Who is the administrative agent of the list of shareholders?

    Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.

    • For inquires: Transfer Agent Division, Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.
    • Tel:0120-288-324(toll free)
    • Business hours:Monday through Friday, 9:00 to 17:00 except national holidays
  • What is the procedure for the notification or change of name and address?

    Your securities company will be the contact for any change of registrations. If you do not have any specific securities company for the transaction, please contact the administrative agent of the list of shareholders (Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.).

  • What is the procedure for the notification or change of registration for the shareholders who reside abroad?

    Your securities company will be the contact for any change of registrations. If you do not have any specific securities company for the transaction, please contact the administrative agent of the list of shareholders (Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.).

  • What is the procedure for the notification or change of registration for the representative of corporation?

    Your securities company will be the contact for any change of registrations. If you do not have any specific securities company for the transaction, please contact the administrative agent of the list of shareholders (Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.).

  • What is the procedure to specify a receiving method for dividend, or to change the bank account for transfer?

    Your securities company will be the contact for any change of registrations. If you do not have any specific securities company for the transaction, please contact the administrative agent of the list of shareholders (Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.).

  • What is the procedure to sell fractional shares (shares less than 100)?

    Your securities company will be the contact for any purchase claim for fractional shares. If you do not have any specific securities company for the transaction, please contact the administrative agent of the list of shareholders (Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.).

About shareholder returns

  • What is the policy for shareholder returns?

    Please refer to Shareholder Returns & Dividends for the policy.

  • What are the dividend record dates?

    The year-end dividend record date is March 31 and the interim dividend record date is September 30.

  • When are dividends paid?

    Year-end dividends are paid in June. Interim dividends are paid in December.

  • How much is dividend payment?

    Please refer to Shareholder Returns & Dividends.

About general meeting of shareholders

  • When is the general meeting of shareholders held?

    We hold an Annual General Meeting of Shareholders in late June of every year. Schedules are available at IR Calendar.

About earnings and financials

  • Where are the latest earnings results briefing online?

    Please see earnings results briefing materials at Events and Presentations on our website.

  • Where can I find the past performance online?

    Please see Financial Information on our website.

  • Where are key indices, such as ROE and interest-bearing debt balance?

    Please see Financial Highlights on our website.

  • What accounting principles are used for financial statements?

    We use International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRSs).

  • When are the earnings results announcements?

    We disclose earnings results quarterly. Earnings results announcement schedules are available at IR Calendar.

  • When is the fiscal year-end?

    Our fiscal year ends on March 31 of every year.