Shareholder Information

Basic information

As of March, 2020

Total number of authorized shares602,100,000
Total number of issued shares152,951,200
Number of common shareholders7,146

Ownership Breakdown

Major Shareholders

NamesNumber of shares held (Thousands)Shareholding (%)
SASADA FUND, LTD35,00023.44%
THE MASTER TRUST BANK OF JAPAN, LTD. (TRUST ACCOUNT)13,3498.8%
JAPAN TRUSTEE SERVICES BANK, LTD. (TRUST ACCOUNT)9,9566.6%
JAPAN TRUSTEE SERVICES BANK, LTD. (TRUST ACCOUNT 9)3,0432.0%
NORTHERN TRUST CO.(AVFC) RE FIDELITY FUNDS2,9732.0%
THE CHASE MANHATTAN BANK 3850362,7641.8%
THE NOMURA TRUST AND BANKING CO., LTD.(INVESTMENT TRUST ACCOUNT)2,2051.5%
EMPLOYEE STOCK OWNERSHIP2,2011.4%
BBH FOR FIDELITY INVESTMENT TRUST : FIDELITY SERIES OVERSEAS FUND 2,1991.4%
JAPAN TRUSTEE SERVICES BANK, LTD. (TRUST ACCOUNT 5)2,1271.4%

Dividends

The Company regards profit distribution to shareholders as one of its most important management issues. The basic policy of the Company is to pay dividends in line with its consolidated business results with a dividend payout ratio of around 30% as the target.
We increased the dividend per share to 29 yen for the current fiscal year (ending March 31, 2020), the 17th consecutive year of increase.
We will continue our efforts to distribute profits to our shareholders while achieving a balance between investing in sustainable growth and strengthening our financial position.

The various procedures related to stocks

For stockholders who have set up an account at a stock company, when conducting procedures such as address change, purchase requests of fractional unit shares, and dividend transfer designations, please address to the stock company that has the account.
For stockholders who were not using "hofuri" (a system for transferring securities storage) before the digitalization of stock certificates, we are opening a "special account" in Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Ltd. which is a shareholder registry administrator of our company. For inquires on various procedures please contact through the information below.

<For inquiries>
Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank,
shareholder registry administrator & agency for managing special accounts.
Transfer Agent Department
TEL: 0120-782-031 (free-dial)