Press Releases 2008

Announcement of Forecast of Year-end Dividend Payout for the Fiscal year ending March 31, 2009

Aug. 5, 2008

SOFTBANK CORP. (hereafter ‘The Company’ announces that it has decided the forecast of the year-end dividend per share for this fiscal year as stated below.

1. Forecast of dividend payout for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2009

  Dividend per share (JPY)
Base date Interim Year-end Annual
Previous forecast
(announced on May 8, 2008)
TBD TBD TBD
This time forecast - JPY 2.50 JPY 2.50
FY2008 dividend to be paid - - -
FY2007 dividend paid - JPY 2.50 JPY 2.50

2. Basic policies for profit distribution

The Company strives to increase returns to shareholders by augmenting enterprise value. Our basic policy is to return our profits to all our stakeholder groups in a fair way.

The Company’s policy regarding dividends is to set dividend payments while taking into consideration the need to maintain the proper balance between bolstering the operating base and preserving a stable dividend from a medium-to long-term perspective. Reflecting this dividend policy, the Company set the forecast of the year-end dividend payout as shown above.

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