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Overview of Shares (As of February 29, 2016)

Securities Code 9793
Listing First sections of Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges
Trading Unit 100 shares
Shares Authorized 79,200,000
Shares Outstanding 45,124,954
Number of Stockholders 5,621
Shareholder Registry Administrator Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation

Major Shareholders

Major Shareholders Shares (Thousands) Ownership (%)
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. 5,734 12.7
GOLDMAN, SACHS & CO.REG 3,636 8.0
STATE STREET BANK AND TRUST COMPANY
(standing proxy: Settlement & Clearing Services Division, Mizuho Bank, Ltd.)
2,924 6.4
Daiseki Co., Ltd. 2,377 5.2
The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. 1,514 3.3
JP MORGAN CHASE BANK 1,507 3.3
STATE STREET BANK AND TRUST COMPANY
(standing proxy: Tokyo branch, The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited)
1,396 3.0
Tetsuya Yamamoto 1,323 2.9
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. 1,323 2.9
Kodomo Mirai Kenkyusho 1,299 2.8

Share Ownership by Shareholder Category

Individuals 21.1%
Financial Institutions 23.1%
Other Companies 9.9%
Foreign Companies 39.7%
Securities Firms 0.7%
Self Nominal 5.2%

Share Ownership by Region

Hokkaido 0.0%
Tohoku 0.1%
Kanto 24.3%
Chubu 33.5%
Kinki 1.7%
Chugoku 0.2%
Shikoku 0.1%
Kyushu 0.1%
Overseas 39.7%

Closing Date, etc.

Closing Date End of February
Ordinary general meeting of shareholders May
Record Date End of February
Record date (final date) for year-end dividend End of February
Record date (final date) for interim dividend August 31

Dividend

  Year ended
February 28, 2013
Year ended
February 28, 2014
Year ended
February 28, 2015
Year ended
February 29, 2016
Year ended
February 28, 2017
Interim dividend (Yen) 10.00 10.00 11.00 12.00 14.00
Year-end dividend (Yen) 11.00 12.00 13.00 16.00 15.00
Annual (Yen) 21.00 22.00 24.00 28.00 29.00
Payout ratio (%) 29.5% 26.9% 25.9% 32.6% 30.2%

Basic Policy on Allocating Profits

The Company places topmost management importance on the principle of stable shareholder returns, paying dividends to shareholders in line with business performance. Consequently, we determine dividends by taking into overall consideration performance trends, the operating environment and our dividend payout ratio, while at the same time recognizing the need to reinforce our operating base and business structure. We also take into account the need to retain earnings for business development over the medium to long term.
Our basic policy is to distribute surplus funds twice a year, as interim and year-end dividends. The general meeting of shareholders determines year-end dividends, while the Board of Directors decides interim dividends.
We target a dividend payout of 30% or more, and we raise the shareholder dividend and conduct stock splits as business performance improves. We set aside adequate internal reserves to reinforce our base of operations and business structure. To this end, we also carry out capital investment and invest actively in technological development.

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Rating Information

Rating Agency Rating Announcement Date
Rating and Investment Information, Inc. BBB+ January 19, 2017