Dividends

The trend of dividends paid and to be paid by Asahi Kasei Corp.

The company’s basic policy is to strive for stable dividends and increased dividends through continuous earnings growth while maintaining an appropriate internal reserve to perform well-balanced investment for growth and return to shareholders.

The annual dividend for fiscal 2017 was ¥34 per share in consideration of the above stated policy. We plan an annual dividend of ¥34 per share for fiscal 2018, reflecting forecasted consolidated financial results. We aim to continuously increase dividends by expanding earnings under “Cs for Tomorrow 2018” with a basic standard for payout ratio of 30%.

  FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018
Interim ¥5 ¥5 ¥7 ¥7 ¥7 ¥9 ¥10 ¥10 ¥14
Year-end ¥5 ¥6 ¥7 ¥7 ¥10 ¥10 ¥10 ¥14 ¥20
Total ¥10 ¥11 ¥14 ¥14 ¥17 ¥19 ¥20 ¥24 ¥34 ¥34 (planned)