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Dividend Information

Dividend Policy

The Company has realized enlargement of common shareholders’ return by repurchasing and cancelling the preferred stocks and shifting the preferred dividends so saved to common shareholders. During the fiscal year 2017, the Company repurchased and cancelled all remaining shares of Class 5 preferred stock (total issue amount: 100.0 billion yen) and realized its capital stock comprised of common stock only. Annual dividends per share of common stock for the fiscal year 2017 increased by 1 yen to 20 yen (interim dividend 10 yen and year-end dividend 10 yen).

For the fiscal year 2018, the Company plans to increase 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).

Based on the shareholder return policy stated in the Mid-term Management Plan, the Company intends to sustain stable dividends at the same level after implemented increase in dividend 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 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 May. 11, 2018 Common stock 23,231 Common stock 10

Dividends per common share

Dividends per common share

Dividends per common share

  Annual
(Yen)
Interim
(Yen)
Year-end
(Yen)
Dividend Payout Ratio
FY2018 10.5
(Forecast)
10.5
(Forecast)
21
(Forecast)
24.3%
(Forecast)
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%