Press Releases 2006

Issue of Senior Notes

Sep. 26, 2006

SOFTBANK CORP. (the “Company”) announces that the Company resolved today its intent to issue euro-denominated Senior Notes due year 2013.

1. Issue Name SOFTBANK CORP. euro-denominated Senior Notes due year 2013
(the “Notes”)
2. Proposed aggregate amount of issue 500 million euro
(Yen equivalent; Approximately 74.2 billion yen*)
3. Closing date To be determined
4. Interest rate To be determined
5. Interest payment To be paid semi-annually
6. Maturity date 2013
7. Collateral None
8. Rating To be confirmed
9. Sole arranger Deutsche Bank AG, London Branch
10. Offering region Europe, offer excludes the United States and Japan
11. Listing Luxembourg Stock Exchange
12. Use of proceeds Refinance short-term indebtedness
[Note]
  • *Based on exchange rate of 148.47 yen / € on September 26, 2006.
    The issue of the Notes will have a negligible impact on the results of the Company for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2007.

The Notes will not be registered under the Securities and Exchange Law of Japan, as amended and will not be offered or sold, directly or indirectly, in Japan or to, or for the benefit of, any resident of Japan (including Japanese corporations), except as permitted under any applicable laws of Japan.

The Notes will not be registered under the U.S. federal securities laws or the securities laws of any other jurisdiction. The Notes will be offered and sold only to persons outside the United States in accordance with Regulation S under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “U.S. Securities Act”). Notes may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act. This announcement is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States.

This announcement and the information contained herein are not for publication, distribution or release in or into the United States.

This announcement is directed only at persons who (i) are outside the United Kingdom or (ii) have professional experience in matters relating to investments or (iii) are persons falling within Article 49(2)(a) to (d) of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Financial Promotion) Order 2005.

This announcement must not be acted on or relied on by persons who are not relevant persons. Any investment or investment activity to which this communication relates is available only to relevant persons and will be engaged in only with relevant persons.

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