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Gary Ginsberg Joins SoftBank as Senior Vice President and Global Head of Communications

October 31, 2018

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct 31, 2018--SoftBank Group Corp. (“SoftBank”) today announced that Gary Ginsberg, formerly Executive Vice President of Corporate Marketing and Communications at Time Warner, will join SoftBank as Senior Vice President and Global Head of Communications, effective November 1, 2018.

Mr. Ginsberg will be based in SoftBank’s New York office and will report to Masayoshi Son, Chairman & CEO of SoftBank, and Marcelo Claure, Director, Executive Vice President COO of SoftBank and Chief Executive Officer of SoftBank Group International. In this role, Mr. Ginsberg will be responsible for leading SoftBank’s corporate communications strategy and initiatives, overseeing all of the Company’s external and internal global communications functions. Mr. Ginsberg will also work closely with SoftBank’s global portfolio of companies in support of the Company’s efforts to ensure alignment and create value across the SoftBank ecosystem.

“Mr. Ginsberg brings extensive communications experience, serving as a strategist in both the public and private sectors for more than 25 years,” said Mr. Claure. “He is a seasoned hand and one of the most experienced communications executives in the world who will be an asset to both SoftBank and our portfolio of global companies as we invest in the foundational technologies that will drive the information revolution.”

Mr. Ginsberg commented, “I have admired SoftBank’s evolution and growth for many years, and I’m thrilled to be joining them now at such a dynamic time when the Company’s mission to invest in some of the world’s most critical and defining new technologies has never been more important.”

In his role at Time Warner, Mr. Ginsberg was responsible for managing the Company’s marketing and communications initiatives. Prior to his role at Time Warner, he spent 11 years at News Corporation, serving in several roles, including most recently as Executive Vice President of Global Marketing and Corporate Affairs and a member of the Office of the Chairman. Previously, Mr. Ginsberg served as a Senior Editor and Counsel of George, the monthly political magazine. Before joining George, Mr. Ginsberg served in the Clinton administration at both the White House Counsel’s office and the U.S. Department of Justice. He began his career at Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Mr. Ginsberg is Chairman of the Board of Directors of New Visions for Public Schools; Director of The City, an online news service covering NYC; and Malaria NO More. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Columbia Business School and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Ginsberg holds an A.B. from Brown University and a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law.

About the SoftBank Group

The SoftBank Group is a global technology player that aspires to drive the Information Revolution. The SoftBank Group is comprised of the holding company SoftBank Group Corp. (TOKYO: 9984) and its global portfolio of companies, which includes advanced telecommunications, internet services, AI, smart robotics, IoT and clean energy technology providers. In September 2016, Arm Limited, the world’s leading semiconductor IP company, joined the SoftBank Group. In May 2017, the SoftBank Vision Fund, which invests globally in the businesses and technologies that will enable the next stage of the Information Revolution, had its first major close with over USD 93 billion in committed capital. To learn more, please visit  www.softbank.com.

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