Notice Regarding Issuance of Dividends of Surplus

Tokyo, Japan—Tosoh Corporation’s Board of Directors (BOD) decided in a meeting held May 10, 2017, that dividends of surplus will be issued to shareholders with the record date of March 31, 2017. Details are as follows.

1. Details

Decided Previous forecast
FY 2016 actual
(year ended 3.31.2016)
Record date March 31, 2017 March 31, 2017 March 31, 2016
Dividend per share (¥) 16.50 7.50 7.00
Total amount of dividends (¥) 10,713 million
4,542 million
Effective date June 7, 2017
June 8, 2016
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 2017 year-end dividend had been ¥7.50 per share. However, after taking into account the company’s business trends, dividend payout ratio, and other factors, the actual dividend was raised to ¥16.50 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.

Record date Interim (Q2) Year-end (Q4) Total
Fiscal 2017 (ended 3.31.2017) 7.50 16.50 24.00
Fiscal 2016 (ended 3.31.2016)
7.00 7.00



Tosoh is the parent of the Tosoh Group, which comprises over 100 companies worldwide and a multiethnic workforce of over 12,000 people and generated net sales of ¥743.0  billion (US$6.9 billion at the average rate of ¥108.35 to the US dollar) in fiscal 2017, ended March 31, 2017.


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.

Stock Exchange Ticker Symbol: 4042


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For more information, please contact


Jeff Markley
International Corporate Development
Tosoh Corporation
Tel: +81 3 5427 5118
Fax: +81 3 5427 5198