NTT DoCoMo to Liquidate a Subsidiary


TOKYO, JAPAN, May 14, 2004 --- NTT DoCoMo, Inc. ("DoCoMo") announced today that it made a decision to liquidate its subsidiary, Trynotes, Inc. Details of the decision are as follows.

  1. Outline of the subsidiary
    Company name: Trynotes, Inc.
    Address: 2-22-24 Akasaka Minato-ku, Tokyo
    Representative: Kouji Morita
    Business: Operation and maintenance of music distribution servers
    Date established: February 2000
    Capital: 980 million yen
    Number of shares issued: 19,600 shares
    Fiscal year-end: March 31
    Number of employees: 5 (as of March 31, 2004)
    Major business partner: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Panasonic Mobile communications Co., Ltd.
    NI and C Co., Ltd.
    IBM Japan, Ltd.
    Sony Corporation
    Major Shareholder: NTT DoCoMo, Inc. (55.0%)
    Panasonic Mobile communications Co., Ltd. (20.0%)
    Sony Corporation (20.0%)
    ITOCHU Corporation (5.0%)

  2. Reasons for Liquidation
    Although DoCoMo established Trynotes to provide support for mobile music distribution services, it was decided to liquidate the subsidiary due to changes within the business environment which have made continuation of the business difficult.

  3. Schedule
    Liquidation is expected to be completed by December 2004.

  4. Impact on DoCoMo's Results of Operations
    The liquidation is not expected to have any significant impact on DoCoMo's consolidated or non-consolidated results of operations. The liquidation does not affect the forecast of DoCoMo's results of operations for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2005.

About NTT DoCoMo
NTT DoCoMo is the world's leading mobile communications company with more than 48 million customers. The company provides a wide variety of leading-edge mobile multimedia services. These include i-mode®, the world's most popular mobile internet service, which provides e-mail and internet access to over 41 million subscribers, and FOMA®, launched in 2001 as the world's first 3G mobile service based on W-CDMA. In addition to wholly owned subsidiaries in Europe and North America, the company is expanding its global reach through strategic alliances with mobile and multimedia service providers in Asia-Pacific, Europe and North America. NTT DoCoMo is listed on the Tokyo (9437), London (NDCM), and New York (DCM) stock exchanges. For more information, visit

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