January 29, 2016

Notice Concerning Authorization of Share Repurchase up to Prescribed Maximum Limit

(Share Repurchase under the provisions of Articles of Incorporation pursuant to Article 165 (2) of the Companies Act)

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TOKYO, JAPAN, January 29, 2016 --- NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced that its Board of Directors resolved today to authorize a share repurchase up to a prescribed maximum limit under Article 156 of the Companies Act, as applied pursuant to Article 165 (3) of the Companies Act, as detailed below.

1. Reasons for share repurchase

To improve shareholder returns and to increase capital efficiency

2. Details of authorization of share repurchase

  • 1Class of shares: Common stock
  • 2Aggregate number of shares to be repurchased: Up to 220,000,000 shares
    (equal to 5.67% of total issued shares excluding treasury shares)
  • 3Aggregate price of shares to be repurchased: Up to 500,000,000,000 yen
  • 4Period for share repurchase: From February 1, 2016 to December 31, 2016


Treasury shares held by NTT DOCOMO, INC. as of December 31, 2015:

  • Aggregate number of issued shares: 3,881,483,812 shares (excluding treasury shares)
  • Number of treasury shares: 204,288,188 shares


NTT DOCOMO provides innovative, convenient and secure mobile services that enable smarter living for each customer. The company serves over 68 million mobile customers in Japan via advanced wireless networks, including a nationwide LTE network and one of the world's most progressive LTE-Advanced networks. DOCOMO is a leading developer of a 5G network that it plans to deploy by 2020, as well as network function virtualization (NFV), NFC infrastructure and services, emerging IoT solutions, and more. Outside Japan, the company is providing technical and operational expertise to seven mobile operators and other partner companies, and is contributing to the global standardization of all-new mobile technologies. DOCOMO is listed on stock exchanges in Tokyo (9437) and New York (DCM). Please visit https://www.docomo.ne.jp/english/.

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