Basic policies on profits distribution and dividends
The Company regards returning corporate profits to shareholders as an important feature of its business operations. Its basic policy is to determine the distribution of profits on a consolidated basis with consideration given to a proper balance among the three; returning profits to shareholders, proactive investment in R&D and facilities for enhancing competitiveness, and internal reserves directed toward future business growth.
With regard to the year-end dividend for the fiscal year under review, based on the above basic policy, the 52nd Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders has decided to pay \15 per share, giving comprehensive consideration to performance trends, future business development, financial strength, etc. Thus, along with interim dividend of \15 per share which the company has paid, the planned annual dividend is therefore \30 per share.