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Share Overview

Last updated:September 30, 2017

Share Information

As of September 30, 2017

Number of authorized shares 1,050,000,000
Number of issued and outstanding shares 329,120,000
Number of shares ofone share unit 100
Shareholders 10,975
(Of the above, less than one unit shareholders 89)

Principal Shareholders

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As of September 30, 2017

Shareholder Number of Shares Held Shareholding ratio (%)
Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation (NTT) 221,481,500 67.30
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust Account) 10,551,800 3.21
GOLDMAN, SACHS& CO. REG 6,039,496 1.84
The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust Account) 5,484,000 1.67
NORTHERN TRUST CO. (AVFC) RE U. S. TAX EXEMPTED PENSION FUNDS 3,016,300 0.92
STATE STREET BANK AND TRUST COMPANY 505001 2,827,088 0.86
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust Account5) 2,315,100 0.70
THE BANK OF NEW YORK 133522 2,297,461 0.70
STATE STREET LONDON CARE OF STATE STREET BANK AND TRUST, BOSTON SSBTC A/C UK LONDON BRANCH CLIENTS- UNITED KINGDOM 2,225,051 0.68
THE BANK OF NEW YORK MELLON 140044 2,129,800 0.65

Shareholder Distribution (Percentage investment)

As of September 30, 2017

Number of shareholders

As of March 31, 2017

Dividend

Dividend policy

In addition to increasing corporate value over the medium- and long-term, the Company has identified the return of profits to shareholders as an important management goal. In determining the level of dividends, the company, while giving consideration to stability and sustainability, takes into account a full range of factors, including business performance, financial standing and dividend payout ratio.

Record date and Effective date of dividends

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Record date of dividends Interim cash dividends September 30
Year-end cash dividends March 31
Effective date of dividends Interim cash dividends December
Year-end cash dividends June

Trends in Dividends (After adjustment of stock split)*

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(Year ended March 31) 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Interim cash dividends ¥6 ¥7 ¥8 ¥8 ¥8 ¥9 ¥9(Forecast)
Year-end cash dividends ¥8 ¥9 ¥8 ¥8 ¥9 ¥9 ¥9(Forecast)
Dividends per year ¥14 ¥16 ¥16 ¥16 ¥17 ¥18 ¥18(Forecast)
Dividend payout ratio
(consolidated) (%)
29.6 43.6 46.4 32.4 33.8 35.5 33.9(Forecast)
  • *On October 1, 2013, the Company conducted a 100-for-one stock split for its common shares with September 30, 2013 as the record date.

Acquisition of treasury shares

We do not acquire any treasury stock at this point.

Stock Indices

This is the amount identified by the Company as the main stock indices that have adopted the Company's stock, as of July 2017.

  • Nikkei 300
  • Nikkei 500
  • Nikkei JAPAN1000
  • JPX Nikkei 400
  • TOPIX Mid400
  • TOPIX 500
  • TOPIX 1000
  • Russell/Nomura
  • FTSE4Good
  • FTSE Blossom Japan