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Dividend Information

Dividend Policy

The Company aims at realizing enlargement of common shareholders’ return by repurchasing and cancelling the preferred stocks and shifting the preferred dividends so saved to common shareholders.

Based on this policy, the Company increased annual dividends per share of common stock for the fiscal year 2016 by 2 yen from the previous year to 19 yen (interim dividend 9.5 yen and year-end dividend 9.5 yen), shifting the preferred dividends saved by the repurchase of Class 6 preferred stock to common shareholders. During fiscal year 2017, subject to a regulatory approval, the Company intends to repurchase and cancel all shares of Class 5 preferred stock (total issue amount: 100.0 billion yen).

The Company plans to increase annual dividends per share of common stock for the fiscal year 2017 by 1 yen to 20 yen (interim dividend 10 yen and year-end dividend 10 yen) regardless of the timing of acquiring and cancelling the shares of Class 6 preferred stock.

After implementing the aforesaid dividend increase, the Company intends to sustain stable dividends while endeavoring to enlarge return to shareholders further with an eye on the optimal balance between financial soundness and profitability and on the investment opportunities for growth.

Distribution of Interim Dividends for the Fiscal Year 2017

Resolution date Total amount of dividends
(Millions of yen)
Dividends per share (Yen)
Decided by the Board of Directors on the resolution date of Nov. 11, 2017 Common stock 23,231
Class Five preferred stock 1,837
Common stock 10
Class Five preferred stock 459.375

Dividends per common share

Dividends per common share

Dividends per common share

  Annual
(Yen)
Interim
(Yen)
Year-end
(Yen)
Dividend Payout Ratio
FY2017 20
(Forecast)
10 10
(Forecast)
31.7%
(Forecast)
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%