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May 13, 2010

DISCO Announces a Dividend Payment for Fiscal Year 2009

DISCO Corporation (hereafter the Company) today announced that its Board of Directors adopted a resolution on the dividend payment for its retained earnings whose record date is March 31, 2010.

1. Dividend for FY2009
Resolved Previous forecast
(Announced on May 15, 2009)
Results of the previous term
(term ended March 31, 2009)
Base date March 31, 2010 March 31, 2010 March 31, 2009
Dividend per share 10 yen 10 yen 10 yen
Total amount of dividend 336 million yen - 336 million yen
Effective date June 25, 2010 - June 24, 2009
Source of dividend Earned surplus - Earned surplus
2. Year-end dividend for FY2009
To improve the transparency of the Company's stance prioritizing the return of profits to shareholders, the dividend payout ratio is set at 20% of the consolidated net income. However, notwithstanding this net income linked-benchmark, the Company will strive to maintain an annual dividend payment of not less than 20 yen per share as a stable base dividend.
Based on the above policy, the year-end dividend payment per share for FY2009 is 10 yen (20 yen for the year).
This proposal will be made at meeting of the 71st ordinary general meeting of shareholders to be held on June 25, 2010.

Dividend Policy
To improve the transparency of the Company's stance prioritizing the return of profits to shareholders, the dividend payout ratio is set at 20% of the consolidated net income. However, notwithstanding this net income linked-benchmark, the Company will strive to maintain an annual dividend payment of not less than 20 yen per share as a stable base dividend.
The Company amended its dividend policy on May 12, 2008 to increase the dividend payment ratio in accordance with the achieved income performance; if the consolidated ordinary income margin exceeds 20%, averaged over four years, the dividend payout will be increased from 20% to 24%.

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