The trend of dividends paid and to be paid by Asahi Kasei Corp.
Our basic policy is to strive to continuously increase dividends through continuous earnings growth while maintaining an appropriate cash reserve based on consolidated financial results. Our cash reserve will be used for measures to achieve future earnings growth through investments for expansion and R&D, and business alliances including M&A. The annual dividend for fiscal 2015 was ¥20 per share, an increase of ¥1 per share from the previous fiscal year. We plan to maintain the annual dividend for fiscal 2016 at ¥20 per share, 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%.
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