The underlying investment processes, strategies, investment teams or members of JPEL`s investment committee have not changed as a result of the proposed merger. The company is aware that Fortress will operate within SoftBank as an independent company based in New York, and SoftBank strives to maintain the leadership, business model, brand, staff, processes and culture that have sustained Fortress` success to date. On April 1, 2020, Sprint merged with T-Mobile US, majority owned by Deutsche Telekom, making T-Mobile Sprint`s parent company until the Sprint brand expired on August 2, 2020. The merger also resulted in Softbank holding 24% of T-Mobile`s new shares, while 43% of the parent company Deutsche Telekom was owned. The remaining 33% is held by public shareholders. In May 2020, Alibaba co-founder and former CEO Jack Ma resigned from SoftBank`s board of directors.  www.fortress.com/pdfs/PressRelease02-14-2017 SoftBank GroupJapan:SoftBank Group Corp. Corporate Communicationsemail@example.comUnited States:Sard Verbinnen – CoSoftBank-SVC@sardverb.com -1 (212) 687-8080orFortressGordon E. Runté 1 (212) 798-6082Bank Soft Group Corp. (« SoftBank » or « SBG ») and Fortress Investment Group LLC (« Fortress ») announced on February 14, 2017, it was announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which SoftBank acquires Fortress for approximately $3.3 billion in cash. January 2005 SoftBank became the owner of Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks, a professional Nippon baseball team. On March 17, 2006, SoftBank announced its agreement to purchase Vodafone Japan, which allowed it to participate in the Japanese mobile market for $78 billion. In April 2006, they purchased 23% of Betfair, an Internet betting exchange.
In August 2006, SoftBank sold all of SBI Group`s shares to a subsidiary of SBI-Holding, making SBI independent. On October 1, 2006, Vodafone Japan changed its name, mobile phone brand and domain names, SoftBank Mobile, SoftBank and [mb.softbank.jp].  Fortress Investment Group LLC, a subsidiary of FCF JPEL Management LLC, has entered into a buyout agreement with SoftBank Group Corp. Fortress Investment Group LLC is a leading, highly diversified global investment firm with assets under management of $36.1 billion as of September 30, 2017. Fortress was established in 1998 and manages assets for more than 1,750 institutional clients and private investors worldwide in a range of investment strategies in credit, real estate, permanent capital and private equity. For more information about Fortress Investment Group LLC, see www.fortress.com. SoftBank Group is a global technology player that wants to advance the information revolution. The SoftBank Group consists of Holding SoftBank Group Corp.
(TOKYO: 9984) and its global portfolio of companies, including advanced telecommunications, Internet services, AI, smart robotics, IoT and clean energy technologies. In May 2017, the SoftBank Vision Fund, which invests in companies and technologies around the world that will enable the next phase of the information revolution, reached its first major conclusion with more than $93 billion in related capital. For more information, see www.softbank.com. As a result of the acquisition, each Class A class share was converted into the right to receive $8.08 per share in cash, with the proceeds of the merger being distributed in accordance with the payment procedures described in Fortress` final power of attorney of June 7, 2017 and the merger agreement included. Fortress`s common shares have ceased trading and are delisted from the New York Stock Exchange. Fortress` financial results are consolidated and reflected in SBG`s consolidated financial statements following the closing of the acquisition on December 27, 2017.