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Dividends

We believe that providing returns through ongoing improvements to corporate value is an important management issue, and have adopted a basic policy of maintaining stable dividends while at the same time augmenting shareholders’ equity and improving profitability.
The Company primarily utilizes internal capital reserves for R&D and global business development, and endeavors to secure profit in the medium to long term and strengthen its financial structure.
In the near term, the Company will gradually raise its dividend ratio, taking into account earnings, financial conditions, and the management environment in a comprehensive way, and has set a target of an approximately 20% dividend ratio in the medium term, on the premise that annual dividends per shareholder do not fall short of dividends in the previous year.
The Board of Directors decided to stipulate in the Articles of Incorporation that the Company can use retained earnings for dividends. The Company has set a basic policy of paying two dividends a year, namely an interim dividend and a year-end dividend.
Please see below for information on dividend forecasts. 

年間配当

Shareholder Benefits

We use the following criteria for the shareholder special benefits system as one means of returning profits to the shareholders.

 Notice on changes to shareholder benefit program (released December 1, 2017)

We have changed part of shareholder benefit program, as noted below.

1.Description of changes (criteria for payment of shareholder benefits [QUO card])

Before change

Number of shares held Interim (Base September 30) End of Period (Base date March 31)
100 to 999 shares Equivalent to 1,000 yen
1,000 shares or more Equivalent to 1,000 yen Equivalent to 3,000 yen

After change

Number of shares held Interim (Base September 30) End of Period (Base date March 31)
100 to 999 shares Equivalent to 2,000 yen
1,000 shares or more Equivalent to 5,000 yen

ⅰ.We have cancelled our medium-term benefits and now offer benefits at the end of each fiscal year. 
ⅱ.We will increase the benefit amount by 1,000 yen for each shareholder.

2.Timing of change

These benefits will be provided to all shareholders registered in the shareholders’ registry on the record date of March 31, 2018. 

QUOカード2,000円券

QUO card 2,000 yen

QUOカード5,000円券

QUO card 5,000 yen

Stores at which QUO cards can be used

Status of stocks

Total number of authorized shares 140,000,000 shares
Total number of issued shares 36,442,846 shares
Total number of shareholders

3,139 (As of September 30, 2018)

Shareholder memorandum

Fiscal year from April 1 to March 31 each year
Annual Shareholders Meeting annually in late June
Record date

Annual Shareholders Meeting March 31

Year-end dividend payment  March 31

Interim dividend payment     September 30

Any other necessary information will be announced in advance and established.

Number of shares constituting one trading unit 100
Transfer agent and account manager of the special account

Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited
1-4-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8233

Contact information for inquiries regarding shares 

Please direct inquiries on procedures related to shares (address changes, requests for purchase of shares constituting less than one trading unit, request for additional purchases of shares constituting less than one trading unit, request for registration of transfer of shares, designation of account for remittance of dividends, etc.) to the following contact.

Shareholders that have set up an account with a securities firm Shareholders that have not set up an account with a securities firm (shareholders registered on the special account)
Mailing Address Shareholders’ securities company

2-8-4, Izumi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 168-0063
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited, Stock Transfer Agency Business Planning Dept.

Telephone number

0120-782-031(Free Dial

Agency point of contact Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited Nationwide branches
Website http://www.smtb.jp/personal/agency/

Please direct any inquiries regarding dividends that have not been received to Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank.