The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust account)
Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.
MUFG Bank, Ltd.
Custody Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust account)
Custody Bank of Japan, Ltd.(Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited Retrust Account/ Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited Employee Pension Trust Account)
* Shares less than one thousand are rounded down.
* Treasury stock of 3,083 thousand shares are excluded from the above.
* The shareholding ratio is calculated excluding treasury stock. (Rounded to the nearest second decimal place)
Return to Shareholders
The Company's dividend policy is to pay dividends largely in line with its consolidated business performance each fiscal year, while targeting a dividend payout ratio of 30% of consolidated net income (excluding extraordinary income and loss). The Company plans to maintain an annual dividend of at least \100 per share, barring special circumstances, even when the dividend payout ratio exceeds 30%.
In addition, comprehensively taking funding requirements into account, we will adhere to a flexible stance on share buybacks with the aim of improving capital efficiency and maintaining a dynamic financial policy.
Record Date for Dividend
Year-end dividend : March 31
Interim dividend : September 30