April 28, 2016
Notice Regarding Change in Depreciation Method
TOKYO, JAPAN, April 28, 2016 --- NTT DOCOMO, INC. announced today that at a meeting of its Board of Directors held on April 28, 2016, the company resolved to change the depreciation method it uses for calculating depreciation of property, plant and equipment. While the company and its subsidiaries traditionally used the declining-balance method for calculating depreciation of property, plant, and equipment, the company has resolved for, starting from the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, the company and its subsidiaries adopt the straight-line method of depreciation as a general rule.
As regards financial forecasts for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017 including the impact of this change in depreciation method, please refer to the company's "Earning Release for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2016" and "Results Presentation for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2016" announced today.
About NTT DOCOMO
NTT DOCOMO provides innovative, convenient and secure mobile services that enable smarter living for each customer. The company serves over 70 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/.