Regarding dividends, our basic stance is to maintain a stable level of dividends upon making comprehensive considerations of the management environment, business results and the soundness of our financial condition, and we will aim for stable increases in dividends over the medium- to long-term, in line with profit growths.
For fiscal 2021, the Company forecasts a recovery in business results to some extent, despite the continuing impact of COVID-19 on results, and plans to increase the annual cash dividend by ¥1.00 and pay ¥10.00, the total of an interim dividend of ¥5.00 and a year-end dividend of ¥5.00.

Change in Dividend Amount and Payout Ratio

Ⅱ.Acquisitions of Treasury Stock

■Acquisitions of Treasury Stock

Acquisition Period Shares Acquired Amount of Acquisition
Nov. 8, 2019 – Jan. 27, 2020 10,234,400 shares 9,999,982,400 yen
Feb. 1, 2017 – Feb. 15, 2017 2,216,900 shares 2,999,932,900 yen
Nov. 10, 2015 – Nov. 30, 2015 2,638,800 shares 4,999,876,100 yen
Feb. 24, 2015 – Mar. 3, 2015 553,700 shares 999,856,700 yen

Ⅲ.Cancellation of Treasury Stock

The Company has not canceled treasury stock in the past 12 years.

Ⅳ.Share Splits

The Company has not conducted a share split in the past 12 years.