We strive to disclose information in a timely and fair manner to enable our domestic and international investors to gain an accurate understanding of the Asahi Kasei Group.
Asahi Kasei Corp. has some 90 thousand shareholders. At the end of March 2016, approximately 43% of our shares were held by Japanese financial institutions, 17% by Japanese individuals and groups, and 32% by foreign investors. The total dividend for fiscal 2015 was 20 yen per share.
IR Meetings with institutional investors and securities analysts
In fiscal 2015, Investor Relations (IR) held 296 meetings with institutional investors and securities analysts in Japan, including quarterly results briefings and an annual management briefing with the President. To deepen understanding of Asahi Kasei among investors, we held factory tours in Singapore and Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan, in addition to individual meetings. In addition, 52 meetings were held overseas.
Through such meetings, we directly provided information to institutional investors and securities analysts with a cumulative attendance of 1,534 during the year. We also provide a wide variety of information for investors on our website.
Seminars for individual investors
To provide individual investors with a better understanding of the operations of the Asahi Kasei Group, 11 seminars were held in fiscal 2015, with cumulative attendance of 1,187 individual investors*. We will continue to provide accurate and timely information to individual investors through direct communications, the corporate website, and articles published in magazines for individual investors.