NTT Com to Acquire Maximum 91.2% Stake in Arkadin

              NTT Com to Acquire Maximum 91.2% Stake in Arkadin

PR Newswire

TOKYO and PARIS, Aug. 5, 2013

TOKYO and PARIS, Aug. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- NTT Communications Corporation
(NTT Com), Arkadin International SAS (Arkadin) and AXA Private Equity jointly
announce on August 5 that they have entered into exclusive negotiations over
NTT Com's acquisition of a majority stake in Arkadin, the world's
third-largest collaboration service provider (1). The agreement will be
implemented after the necessary notification and consultation with the
relevant works council. The management of Arkadin will reinvest alongside NTT
Com. The agreement remains subject to the authorization of the antitrust
authorities.

*(1) A collaboration service provider is a company that provides a full range
of services and solutions using audio, web and video channels to enable
organizations to communicate with each other remotely.

Arkadin offers a wide range of conference-related solutions covering audio,
web, video conferencing and unified communications services. It serves
approximately 37,000 customers in 32 countries, including France, Germany, the
UK, USA, Australia, China, Singapore and Japan. The company was launched in
2001 by CEO, Olivier de Puymorin.

Since AXA Private Equity's investment in 2012, Arkadin has experienced double
digit revenue growth and has been able to reinforce its leading market
position through a number of significant developments, including the
acquisition of video conference specialist, Novasight.

To date, NTT Com's customers have been seeking to lower their costs and
streamline operations by integrating internal communication tools with NTT
Com's Arcstar Audio Conferencing, Arcstar Web Conferencing, Arcstar Video
Conferencing and cloud-based Arcstar UCaaS unified communications service. NTT
Com, under its Global Cloud Vision, is leveraging its strengths as a major
telecom operator to deliver innovative Global Total ICT Outsourcing services
that meet customers' total cloud-based and other ICT needs.

Toru Maruoka, Senior Vice President, Voice and Video, at NTT Com said: "With
the acquisition of one of the fastest growing players in the industry, NTT Com
reaffirms its ambition to develop services in the collaboration business for
all of its partners and clients across the world. Arkadin's global seamless
customer service and infrastructure will strengthen NTT Com's offering in both
global conferencing services and total solutions, incorporating unified
communications."

Olivier de Puymorin, CEO of Arkadin, commented: "I would like to thank
Francois Jerphagnon, his team at AXA Private Equity, all the Private Equity
funds and Friends & Family for their great support in helping to develop
Arkadin since its inception. Now, Arkadin will enter a new development phase,
with the support and industrial expertise of NTT Com, to continue to serve our
clients and partners throughout the world."

Francois Jerphagnon, Managing Director at AXA Private Equity, added:
"Following our initial investment, we are proud to have worked together with
Arkadin to support its ambitious growth strategy using our global network and
operational expertise. Arkadin, under the strong management team led by
Olivier de Puymorin, is a true role model for other French firms seeking
international growth."

About NTT Communications Corporation

NTT Communications provides consultancy, architecture, security and cloud
services to optimize the information and communications technology (ICT)
environments of enterprises. These offerings are backed by the company's
worldwide infrastructure, including leading global tier-1 IP Network, Arcstar
Universal One (TM) VPN network reaching over 160 countries/regions, and over
140 secure data centers. NTT Communications' solutions leverage the global
resources of NTT Group companies including Dimension Data, NTT DOCOMO and NTT
DATA.

Further information: www.ntt.com | www.twitter.com/nttcom |
www.facebook.com/nttcomtv | http://www.linkedin.com/company/ntt-communications

About Arkadin

Founded in 2001, Arkadin is one of the largest and fastest growing
collaboration service providers in the world. With a vision rooted in the
belief that progress emerges from people's desire to share, Arkadin offers a
complete range of remote audio, web, and video conferencing and Unified
Communications solutions. The services are delivered in the SaaS model for
fast, scalable deployments and a high ROI. Its global network of 51 operating
centers in 32 countries has dedicated local-language support teams to service
its 37,000 customers.

Further information: www.arkadin.com

About AXA Private Equity

AXA Private Equity is a world leader in private equity, with assets of $32
billion managed or advised in Europe, North America and Asia. The company
offers its investors a wide choice of funds covering the full range of asset
classes: Funds of Funds (primary, early secondary and secondary), Direct Funds
including Infrastructure, Small and Mid-Market Enterprise Capital, Innovation
& Growth, Co-Investment and Private Debt.

With offices in Beijing, Frankfurt, Jersey, London, Luxembourg, Milan, New
York, Paris, Singapore, and Zurich, AXA Private Equity is committed to
supporting companies in their long term growth by providing access to its
international network. AXA Private Equity sets great store by the regularity
and quality of its reporting on the performance of its funds and the
performance of the companies in its portfolio, as a service to its investors.

AXA Private Equity, Global Investments the European way
www.axaprivateequity.com

Axa Private Equity project team in charge of the investment in Arkadin:
- Francois Jerphagnon
- Marie Arnaud Battandier

SOURCE NTT Communications Corporation; Arkadin International SAS; AXA Private
Equity

Website: http://www.ntt.com
Website: http://www.arkadin.com
Website: http://www.axaprivateequity.com
Contact: CONTACTS: For NTT Communications Corporation, Fumitake Matsuoka,
Group and Alliance Strategy, Corporate Planning, Tel: +81-3-6700-4601,
kokusaig-cp@ntt.com, For Arkadin International, Amber Skinner, Communication
Manager, Tel: +33-1-44-65-72-57, a.skinner@arkadin.com, For AXA PRIVATE
EQUITY, Image 7, Estelle Guillot-Tantay, Tel: +33-1-53-70-74-93,
egt@image7.fr, Flore Larger, Tel: +33-1-53-70-74-91, flarger@image7.fr