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Dividend Information

Dividend Policy

The Company has steadily increased return to its common shareholders. For the fiscal year 2018, the Company increased annual dividends per share of common stock by 1 yen to 21 yen (interim dividend 10.5 yen and year-end dividend 10.5 yen), and realized the dividends increase three years in a row.

For the fiscal year 2019, annual dividends per share of common stock are planned to be 21 yen (interim dividend 10.5 yen and year-end dividend 10.5 yen), the same amount for the fiscal year 2018. In addition, on May 10, 2019, the Company established a share repurchase limit of 10 billion yen (upper limit) in order to enhance return to its shareholders, improve efficiency in capital utilization and implement its capital policies in more flexible and timely fashion.

Based on the shareholder return policy stated in the Mid-term Management Plan, the Company will consider further enlargement of shareholder return with an eye on the optimal balance among its financial soundness, profitability and investment opportunities for future growth.

Distribution of Interim Dividends for the Fiscal Year 2019

Date of board resolution Total amount of dividends Dividends per share
Nov. 8, 2019

23,231 millions yen

10.5 yen

Dividends per common share

Dividends per common share

Dividends per common share

Annual
(Yen)
Interim
(Yen)
Year-end
(Yen)
Dividend Payout Ratio
FY2019

21
(Forecast)

10.5

10.5
(Forecast)

30.4%
(Forecast)

FY2018

21

10.5

10.5

27.8%

FY2017

20

10

10

19.9%

FY2016

19

9.5

9.5

28.4%

FY2015

17

8.5

8.5

22.4%

FY2014

17

-

17

18.7%

FY2013

15

-

15

16.7%

FY2012

12

-

12

11.4%

FY2011

12

-

12

12.4%

FY2010

12

-

12

16.4%

FY2009

10

-

10

11.3%

FY2008

10

-

10

13.1%

FY2007

10

-

10

4.2%

FY2006

10

-

10

1.9%

FY2005

10

-

10

3.1%