Press Releases 2004

Dilution Gain from Changes in Equity Interest Accompanied by Issue of New Shares in E*TRADE Securities Co., Ltd.

Nov. 18, 2004

SOFTBANK CORP. (the “Company”) announced today that the dilution gain from changes in equity interest accompanied by the determination of price of a public offering and a secondary offering in E*TRADE Securities Co., Ltd. (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative: Taro Izuchi) has been expected to be recognized as below. E*TRADE Securities Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of SOFTBANK FINANCE CORPORATION (Head office: Minato-ku, Tokyo; Representative: Yoshitaka Kitao), which is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Company.

1. Outline of public offering and secondary offering

Price of public offering and secondary offering 400,000 yen per share

Number of shares to be issued and number of shares to be sold

  • (1) Number of shares to be issued 55,000 shares
  • (2) Number of shares to be sold 8,250 shares

(secondary offering through over-allotment)

2. Impact on financial results

Dilution gain from changes in equity interest of approximately 10 billion yen (includes approximately 1.1 billion yen through over-allotment) is expected to be recognized as a special income of the Company on a consolidated basis in the 3rd quarter for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2005.

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