The Company regards the distribution of profits to shareholders, in the form of dividend payments, as a matter of the highest priority. Management has targeted a payout ratio of about 40% (consolidated basis). The Company's fundamental policy is one of stable, long-term distribution of dividends to shareholders in line with the growth of operations.
|Full-year dividend per share(yen)||106.00||110.00||112.00||112.00||127.00|
|Interim dividend per share(yen)||53.00||55.00||56.00||56.00||63.50|