Financial Summary for FY2010
and Outlook for FY2011

Dividend Payments

  • Finally, I would like to comment on dividend payments.
  • For fiscal 2010, as we announced previously, we expect to pay a year-end dividend of 15.0 yen per share, which is 0.5 yen higher than our original projection. This takes the total dividend for the 2010 fiscal year to 29.5 yen per share.
  • We expect that both interim and year-end dividends for fiscal 2011 will be 15.0 yen per share for a total dividend of 30 yen per share per annum (up 0.5 yen year on year).
  • Since we consider "a sustainable and stable dividend" to be the basis of our shareholder returns policy, we will certainly continue to make utmost efforts to maximize shareholder returns through medium- to long-term growth of the business, while sustaining financial stability and soundness and securing the investments needed for further growth mainly in our digital and global operations. We would appreciate your understanding of the situation that we are now facing.
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