Notice Regarding Tosoh’s Forecasted Fiscal 2018 Dividend

Tokyo, Japan—On May 10, 2017, Tosoh Corporation’s Board of Directors decided to consolidate two shares of the company’s common stock into one share. The matter has been put on the agenda of the 118th ordinary general meeting of shareholders, scheduled for June 2017. If the shareholders agree with the decision, Tosoh’s share consolidation will become effective on October 1, 2017.

The original forecast for the dividend for the period ending March 31, 2018, presented in the “Summary of Consolidated Financial Results for the Year Ending March 31, 2018 (Japanese Standard),” assumes the number of shares in the absence of share consolidation. That forecast and its revision should the motion regarding the share consolidation be approved at the ordinary general meeting of shareholders, are as follows:

Dividend Status

Before Share Consolidation

   Annual Dividend
 1st quarter 2nd quarter 3rd quarter Year-end Total
 Year ending March 31, 2018 (forecast) (¥)  — 12.00   — 12.00  24.00 

After Share Consolidation

   Annual Dividend
 1st quarter 2nd quarter 3rd quarter Year-end Total
 Year ending March 31, 2018 (forecast) (¥)  — 12.00   — 24.00 

For the goals and particulars of the share consolidation, see the “Notice of Proposals to Change the Number of Shares per Share Unit and to Consolidate Shares and of an Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation” that was released on May 10, 2017.



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.

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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