Dividends

We strive to deliver long-term and stable redistribution of profits to our shareholders in principle, while taking into account business performance for the term, future fiscal status and the amount to be held as internal reserves.

We redistribute surplus twice a year as mid-term dividend and end-of-term dividend in principle. The entity determining the amount of dividend is the Board of Directors for mid-term dividend and the General Shareholders' Meeting for end-of-term dividend.

Internal reserves are basically allocated to the development of advanced group-wide quality assurance system, development of new products as well as initiatives for improving existing products and aggressive investments for exploring new business fields.

Our articles of incorporation stipulate that it may issue mid-term dividends.