Notice Regarding Issuance of Dividends of Surplus

Tokyo, Japan—Tosoh Corporation’s Board of Directors decided in a meeting held on May 11, 2015, that dividends of surplus will be issued to shareholders with the record date of March 31, 2015. Details are as follows.

1. Details

  FY 2015 actual FY 2015 (2.3.2015 forecast) FY 2014 actual (ended 3.31.2014)
Record date March 31, 2015 March 31, 2015 March 31, 2014
Dividend per share (¥) 5.00 3.00 3.00
Total amount of dividends (¥)
2,999 million
1,799 million
Effective date June 5, 2015
June 6, 2014
Funding source Retained earnings Retained earnings


2. Purpose
The sustainability and stability of dividends is one of Tosoh Corporation’s fundamental policies on the return of profits to its shareholders. The forecast for the fiscal 2015 year-end dividend had been 3.00 yen per share. However, after taking into account business performance trends, dividend payout ratio, and other factors, the actual dividend was raised to 5.00 yen per share. The issue of dividends of surplus will be carried out per resolution by the Board of Directors under the Company’s articles of incorporation, and does not require a resolution at the general meeting of shareholders.

(Reference) Annual Dividends Per Share

Record date  Interim (Q2) Year-end (Q4) Total
FY 2015 (ended 3.31.2015) 5.00* 5.00 10.00
FY 2014 (ended 3.31.2014) 3.00 3.00 6.00

*Fiscal 2015 interim dividend payment of 5.00 yen includes a commemorative dividend of 2.00 yen.



Tosoh Corporation is the parent of the Tosoh Group, which comprises 130 companies worldwide and a multiethnic workforce of over 11,000 people and generated net sales of ¥809.7 billion (US$6.7 billion at the year-end rate of ¥120.17 to the US dollar) in fiscal 2015, ended March 31, 2015.


Tosoh is one of the largest chlor-alkali manufacturers in Asia. The company supplies the plastic resins and an array of the basic chemicals that support modern life. Tosoh’s petrochemical operations supply ethylene, polyethylene, and functional polymers, while its advanced materials business serves the global semiconductor, display, and solar industries. Tosoh has also pioneered sophisticated bioscience systems that are used for the monitoring of life-threatening diseases. In addition, Tosoh demonstrates its commitment to a sustainable future in part by manufacturing a variety of eco-products.

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Gina Lau
International Public Relations
Tosoh Corporation

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