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Press Release -- May 31st, 2010
Source: NTT Communications
Tags: Exchange, IPv6

NTT Com Announces New Board of Directors

TOKYO, JAPAN – NTT Communications (NTT Com) today announced its new board of eight continuing directors and ten new directors, who will take office immediately following their pending approval at the Eleventh Annual Shareholders’ Meeting scheduled on June 18, 2010.

The ten new members are indicated with an asterisk and their current positions are shown in parentheses.

President and CEO
*Akira Arima (Senior Executive Vice President)

Senior Executive Vice Presidents
Shinobu Umino
*Sadao Maki (Executive Vice President)

Executive Vice President
*Toshimune Okihara (Senior Vice President)

Senior Vice Presidents
Jun Sawada
Takao Maezawa
Toshiharu Hasebe
Koichi Furukawa
Masahiro Wakai

*Ryuichi Hara (General Manager, Business Network Services Division)
*Tetsuya Funabashi (Executive Manager, Customer Service Department)
*Katsumi Nakata (Deputy General Manager, Global Business Division, and Executive Manager, Global Strategy Department)
*Atsushi Ichihoshi (Executive Manager, Human Resource Management Department, and General Manager, Training Institute)
*Hiromi Wasai (President and CEO)

Hirotaka Sato1

Statutory Auditors2
*Tetsuo Nakayama (President and CEO, NTT Advertising, Inc.)
*Koji Kainuma3
Hideaki Sato

The outgoing board members4 are as follows:

Outgoing Senior Executive Vice President
Masae Tamura

Outgoing Senior Vice Presidents
Yoshimasa Tokui
Kazunori Tanaka
Yoko Kobayashi

Outgoing Statutory Auditors
Katsuhiko Fujiwara
Shuji Tomita

Note 1: Senior Vice President candidate Hirotaka Sato concurrently will serve as an external board member of NTT Communications.

Note 2: Statutory Auditor candidates concurrently will serve as external board members of NTT Communications.

Note 3: Statutory Auditor candidate Koji Kainuma, although not yet an official candidate, is expected to take office on July 12, 2010.

Note 4: Outgoing board members will resign at the end of the Eleventh Annual General Shareholders’ Meeting on June 18, 2010, except Katsuhiko Fujiwara, who will resign on July 11, 2010.

About NTT Communications Corporation

NTT Communications provides a broad range of global networks, management solutions and IT services to customers worldwide. The company is renowned for reliable, high-quality security, hosting, voice, data and IP services, as well as expertise in managed networks and leadership in IPv6 transit technology. NTT Communications’ extensive infrastructure includes Arcstar™ Global IP-VPN and Global e-VLAN, as well as a Tier-1 IP backbone reaching more than 150 countries in partnership with major Internet service providers, and secure data centers in Asia, North America and Europe. NTT Communications is the wholly-owned subsidiary of Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation, one of the world’s largest telecoms with listings on the Tokyo, London and New York stock exchanges. Please visit

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