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September 19, 2018

NTT Selected for Inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index, Global ESG Index, for the First Time

Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT; Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President & CEO: Jun Sawada) was selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World), a leading global index of ESG* investment, for the first time, on September 13, 2018.

NTT has also been selected for the Asia Pacific Index, the Asia Pacific version of DJSI for the fifth consecutive year.

The Dow Jones Sustainability index (DJSI) series were jointly developed in 1999 by S&P Dow Jones Indices of the United States and RobecoSAM of Switzerland. Each year, the indices evaluate companies' sustainability from the perspectives of ESG, and select overall excellent companies by taking into account their market capitalization. From the viewpoint of sustainability, the top companies in each industry sector are selected for inclusion in the World Index. NTT was selected in the Telecommunication Services sector.

In 2018, 317 companies, including 34 Japanese companies, were selected for the World Index from approximately 3,500 global leading companies, and 150 companies, including 75 Japanese companies, were selected for the Asia Pacific Index from approximately 600 leading companies in the Asia Pacific region,.

In keeping with the NTT Group CSR Charter, the NTT Group will continue contributing to "Realization of a safe, secure, and prosperous society that connects people, society, and the Earth."

*ESG is the acronym standing for Environment, Social, and Governance.

Member of Dow Jones Sustainability Indices

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Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation

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