Dividends

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

The company’s basic policy is to continuously generate cash flow as a source of funds to invest for further growth and to perform return to shareholders through dividends in an appropriate balance.

The dividend at the end of fiscal 2016 is ¥24 per share in consideration of the above stated policy. We plan to maintain the annual dividend for fiscal 2017 at ¥24 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%.

  FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013 FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017
Interim ¥7 ¥5 ¥5 ¥7 ¥7 ¥7 ¥9 ¥10 ¥10
Year-end ¥3 ¥5 ¥6 ¥7 ¥7 ¥10 ¥10 ¥10 ¥14
Total ¥10 ¥10 ¥11 ¥14 ¥14 ¥17 ¥19 ¥20 ¥24 ¥24 (planned)