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Return to Shareholders

Ensuring a Fair Return to Shareholders

The Company considers the return of profit to shareholders as one of the important managerial issues, and the Company has determined a dividend payout ratio on a consolidated basis and the level of internal reserves after making an overall judgment on the expansion of the Company's business and trends of future revenues and profits of the Company on a consolidated basis while considering the Company's basic policy that ensures the payment of continual and steady dividends.

The Company has made it a basic rule to distribute a dividend twice a year, as the interim dividend which record date is September 30 each year and the year-end dividend which record date is March 31 each year. The interim dividend is determined by the Board of Directors and the year-end dividend is determined by the General Meeting of Shareholders.

Furthermore, the Company will utilize internal reserves for investments required for increased new customers, research and development and investments and the like for strategic businesses so that the Company will exert its efforts to reinforce the corporate structure and to expand its business.

Ensuring a Fair Return to Shareholders

Years ended March 31
  2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
(Projected)

Annual Dividends (Yen)
[Interim Divedends (Yen)]

85
[ - ]
85
[ - ]
85
[ - ]
90
[ - ]
90
[ - ]
105
[ - ]
115
[ - ]
125
[ 60 ]
135
[ 65 ]
145
[ 70 ]
Consolidated dividend payout ratio (%) 31.1 87.9 38.9 32.2 55.3 36.0 35.9 36.2 38.2 38.5