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History

1901
Hoshiro Mitsunaga establishes Japan Advertising Ltd. and Telegraphic Service Co. (currently known as Dentsu).
1913
Dentsu contributes to the establishment of The Japan Newspaper Publishers & Editors Association.
1951
Dentsu establishes the Radio Division at its Head Office and local offices.
Commercial radio broadcasting begins in Japan.
1953
Dentsu establishes the Radio and Television Division at its Head Office and local offices.
Commercial television broadcasting begins.
1959
Dentsu establishes the Marketing Department and promotes the introduction of marketing.
Dentsu establishes its New York Office.
1964
Dentsu contributes to the support of the Tokyo Olympic Games.
1970
Dentsu contributes to the support of Osaka Expo ’70.
1974
The U.S.-based magazine Advertising Age ranks Dentsu the No. 1 advertising agency worldwide in terms of (calendar 1973) billings.
1980
Dentsu establishes its Beijing Office in China ahead of all other overseas advertising agencies.
1984
Dentsu contributes to the support of the Los Angeles Olympic Games.
Dentsu and U.S.-based Young & Rubicam jointly establish DYR, an international service network.
1989
Dentsu’s net sales exceed one trillion yen in the fiscal year ended March 31, 1989.
1996
Dentsu contributes to the establishment of cyber communications inc. (cci), Japan’s first Internet advertising agency.
1997
The animated film Princess Mononoke, a co-production between Dentsu, Tokuma Shoten and others, becomes a big hit.
1998
Dentsu contributes to the support of the Nagano Winter Olympic Games.
2000
Dentsu establishes the Bcom3 Group with the U.S.-based firms the Leo Group and the MacManus Group.
2001
Dentsu lists its shares on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE: 4324).
Dentsu commemorates its 100th anniversary.
2002
Dentsu contributes to the support of the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/JapanTM.
The Bcom3 Group merges with the French company Publicis Groupe S.A.
Dentsu acquires a 15% stake in the newly formed group.
2004
Dentsu implements a stock split (1:2).
2007
Dentsu’s consolidated net sales reach two trillion yen in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2007.
2008
Dentsu repurchases shares of approximately 60 billion yen.
Dentsu Holdings USA, Inc. acquires mcgarrybowen, LLC of the United States.
2009
Dentsu implements a stock split (1:100).
2010
Dentsu establishes Dentsu Digital Holdings.
2012
Dentsu terminates strategic alliance and other agreements with Publicis Groupe S.A. and sells to Publicis a block of the shares of Publicis held by Dentsu.
2013
Dentsu acquires Aegis Group plc and establishes a new global operating unit, Dentsu Aegis Network, in London.
Dentsu raises funds through a public offering.
2014
Dentsu is appointed as marketing agency by the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
2015
Dentsu repurchases shares of approximately 20 billion yen.

Board Members, Audit & Supervisory Board Members
and Executive Officers

(As of June 26, 2015)

Board Members
Representative Director
  • Tadashi Ishii
Directors
  • Shoichi Nakamoto
  • Yuzuru Kato
  • Timothy Andree
  • Kunihiro Matsushima
  • Yoshio Takada
  • Akira Tonouchi
  • Kazufumi Hattori
  • Toshihiro Yamamoto
Outside Directors
  • Yutaka Nishizawa
  • Masaki Fukuyama
Audit & Supervisory Board Members
Audit & Supervisory Board Members
  • Kaoru Shimura
  • Kenichi Kato
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Members
  • Atsuko Toyama
  • Toshiaki Hasegawa
  • Kentaro Koga
Executive Officers
President & CEO
Tadashi Ishii*
Senior Executive Vice President & CFO
Shoichi Nakamoto*
Executive Vice Presidents
  • Yuzuru Kato*
  • Timothy Andree*
Senior Vice Presidents
  • Kunihiro Matsushima*
  • Yoshio Takada*
  • Naoki Tani
Executive Officers
  • Akira Tonouchi*
  • Fumiharu Kobayashi
  • Toshihiro Yamamoto*
  • Tsuneo Ogasawara
  • Kazufumi Hattori*
  • Nobuyuki Tohya
  • Tsuyoshi Iwashita
  • Seiji Ito
  • Yasuo Motoi
  • Yuichi Ohkubo
  • Yoshiaki Suzuki
  • Wataru Mochizuki
  • Keiichi Maeda
  • Kiyoshi Nakamura
  • Jerry Buhlmann
  • Hiroaki Sano
  • Yoshiharu Sengoku
  • Takaki Hibino
  • Toshiya Ohyama
  • Norio Kamijo
  • Takashi Yagi
  • Masahiko Hibi

* Simultaneously serving as Board member

Information for Shareholders

(As of August 1, 2015)

Corporate Headquarters
1-8-1, Higashi-shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-7001, Japan
Phone: +81-3-6216-5111
Investor Relations
Investor Relations Department,
Corporate Strategy Division
1-8-1, Higashi-shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-7001, Japan
Phone: +81-3-6216-8015
E-mail: irmail@dentsu.co.jp
Stock Exchange Listing
Tokyo Stock Exchange, First Section
Securities code: 4324
Total Number of Shares Issued
288,410,000
General Meeting of Shareholders
The ordinary general meeting of shareholders is held in Tokyo in March each year.
Transfer Agent
The Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation 7-10-11, Higashisuna, Koto-ku, Tokyo 137-8081, Japan
Internet Address
http://www.dentsu.com

Share Information

(As of March 31, 2015)

Breakdown of Shareholders by Type
  Number of Shareholders Number of Shares Held Percentage of
Total Number of
Shares Issued
Japanese financial institutions 74 82,227,860 28.51
Japanese securities firms 36 5,471,423 1.90
Other Japanese corporations 594 77,285,982 26.80
Japanese individuals and others
(Including treasury stock)
32,459 40,727,007 14.12
Foreign institutions and individuals 525 82,697,728 28.67
Total 33,688 288,410,000 100.00
Major Shareholders
Number of Shares Held Percentage of
Total Number of
Shares Issued
The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd.
(Trust accounts)
25,780,700 8.94
Kyodo News 18,988,800 6.58
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd.
(Trust accounts)
18,691,900 6.48
Jiji Press, Ltd. 17,228,680 5.97
State Street Bank and Trust Company 12,088,090 4.19
Group Employees’ Stockholding Association 6,612,579 2.29
Mizuho Bank, Ltd. 5,000,000 1.73
Yoshida Hideo Memorial Foundation 4,984,808 1.73
Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. 4,929,900 1.71
Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. 4,000,000 1.39
Note:
The shares held are calculated as a percentage of the total number of shares issued.