Asahi Kasei Corp. has some 85 thousand shareholders. At the end of March 2018, approximately 43% of our shares were held by Japanese financial institutions, 14% by Japanese individuals and groups, and 38% by foreign investors. The total dividend for fiscal 2017 was 34 yen per share.
IR Meetings with institutional investors and securities analysts
In fiscal 2017, Investor Relations (IR) held 191 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 a briefing on the Material sector as well as individual meetings. In addition, 70 meetings were held overseas.
We directly provided information to institutional investors and securities analysts through such meetings, with cumulative attendance of 1,308 during fiscal 2017. 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, 2 seminars were held in fiscal 2017, with cumulative attendance of 256 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.