May 14, 2004

Repurchase of own Shares and Distribution of Dividend

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation ("NTT") announced that on May 14, 2004 its board of directors decided in order to further promote the development of management that serves the interests of shareholders as follows.

1.Repurchase of own shares under Article 210 of the Japanese Commercial Code (calling for a shareholder resolution at the ordinary general meeting)

(1)Reason for share repurchase
To implement a capital policy that takes into account supply and demand conditions of NTT's shares.

(2)Details of proposed share repurchase
(a) Class of shares : Common stock
  (b) Number of shares to be repurchased : 1,000,000 shares (maximum)
  (c) Value of shares to be repurchased : 600 billion yen (maximum)

(Note) The above details are subject to approval of a resolution regarding repurchase of own shares by the shareholders at the 19th ordinary general meeting to be held on June 29, 2004.

NTT intends to hold repurchased shares as treasury stock for the time being.

2.Dividend Increase from interim ending September 30, 2004 (Forecasts)

Dividend per share

  Interim Period End Yearly
(for the period ending March 31, 2005)
3,000 yen 3,000 yen 6,000 yen
Previous financial year
(the period ended March 31, 2004)
2,500 yen 2,500 yen 5,000 yen

For inquiries:
Ogata and Hanaki
Department IV. IR

The forecasts included herein are forward-looking statements about the future performance of NTT which are based on the assumptions, estimates, judgments, projections and beliefs of the management of NTT in light of the information currently available to it. The projected numbers in this release were derived using certain assumptions that are indispensable for making projections in addition to facts that have been ascertained in the past and confirmed accurately. Risks and uncertainties inherent in future projections, NTT's future business operations, the state of the economy in Japan and abrades, possible fluctuations in the securities markets and other changes in circumstances could cause NTT's actual results to differ materially from the projected figures.


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