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March 29, 2018

Notice Regarding Completion of Temporary Handling Procedures for ADRs andApplication to Terminate Registration and Ongoing Reporting Obligations under the United States Securities Exchange Act

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (“NTT”) hereby announces that the temporary handling procedures for its American Depositary Receipts (“ADRs”) that were announced on February 10, 2017 (including temporarily suspending the issuance of new ADRs and temporarily suspending ADR cancellation fees) will end on March 30, 2018 (Friday), as previously scheduled. In addition, NTT also hereby gives notice of its intention to file a Form 15F with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) to voluntarily deregister from Section 12(g) of the U.S. Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), and terminate its ongoing SEC reporting obligations under Section 13(a) and Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act. Please see below for details.

1.Termination of Temporary ADR Handling Procedures

The temporary ADR handling procedures described in the schedule below (the temporary suspension of issuance of new ADRs and the temporary waiver of ADR cancellation fees) will end on March 30, 2018 (Friday) as previously scheduled.

(1)Period of suspension of issuances of new ADRs:

April 3, 2017 (Monday) to March 30, 2018 (Friday)

(2)Period of exemption of ADR holders from ADR cancellation fees:

April 3, 2017 (Monday) to March 30, 2018 (Friday)

2.Application to Terminate Registration and Ongoing Reporting Obligations under the Exchange Act

(1)Anticipated date of application:

April 13, 2018 (Friday) (Planned)

(2)Future Plans:

NTT's ongoing reporting obligations under the Exchange Act will be immediately suspended upon the filing of the Form 15F with the SEC, and the registration of NTT's ADRs and NTT's ongoing reporting obligations under the Exchange Act are expected to be terminated on July 12, 2018 (Thursday), the date that is 90 days after the Form 15F filing date. The foregoing schedule is subject to change in the event that the SEC notifies NTT of an extended review period or objects to NTT's application, or for other reasons. NTT intends to maintain the listing of its common stock on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

While NTT's reporting obligations under the Exchange Act, including filing annual reports on Form 20-F, will be terminated upon deregistration, NTT's financial statements and other material information will continue to be disclosed in English on its website in accordance with applicable U.S. securities laws, and NTT intends to continue to provide appropriate information to its overseas shareholders and investors.

3.Contact Information for Inquiries Regarding NTT's ADRs:

(1)General inquiries regarding the temporary ADR handling procedures and the application to terminate NTT's ongoing reporting obligations under the Exchange Act:

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
Investor Relations Office
  • *Please submit inquiries through the Web form
    (Business hours: Mon. - Fri., 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Japan Standard Time))

(2)Administrative inquiries regarding ADR fees, cancellation and other procedures:

JPMorgan Service Center (United States)
Tel 1-800-990-1135 (toll free within the United States)
1-651-453-2128 (from outside the United States)
Website www.adr.com 
E-mail jpmorgan.adr@wellsfargo.com
(Business hours: Mon. - Fri., 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (U.S. Eastern Standard Time))
  • *Those holding ADRs through a bank, broker or other nominee should contact such bank, broker or nominee with any questions.
  • *Those holding ADRs in Registered Form directly with the depositary bank may contact the JPMorgan Service Center with their account number for identification purposes.

For further inquiries, please contact:

Takayuki Kimura or Tatsuya Watanabe

Investor Relations Office
Finance and Accounting Department
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
TEL: +81-3-6838-5481

Information is current as of the date of issue of the individual press release.
Please be advised that information may be outdated after that point.

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