Press Releases 2021
SoftBank Corp. (hereinafter, the “Company”) announces that the Board of Directors, as of May 21, 2021, pursuant to Article 370 of the Companies Act of Japan and Article 23 of the Articles of Incorporation, resolved the distribution of dividend from surplus with a record date of March 31, 2021 as follows.
1. Details of Dividend
(announced on May 11, 2020)
|Total amount of dividends for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2020|
|Record date||March 31, 2021||Same as on the left||March 31, 2020|
|Dividend per share||JPY 43.00||Same as on the left||JPY 42.50|
|Total dividend||JPY 201,519 million||-||JPY 201,499 million|
|Effective date||June 8, 2021||-||June 10, 2020|
|Dividend resource||Retained earnings||-||Retained earnings|
The Company considers the return of profits to shareholders to be an important priority along with the increase in corporate value in the mid- to long-term. During the period from the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021 through the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023, the Company's basic policy is to pay stable and continuous per-share dividends and to flexibly consider implementing share buyback programs, with a ratio of total shareholder return to net income attributable to owners of the Company of approximately 85%*.
The Company resolved to pay dividends of JPY 43.00 per share at the year-end dividend for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, as originally planned.
For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2022, the annual dividend per share is planned to be JPY 86.00 (of which, the interim dividend per share is planned to be JPY 43.00).
- *Total amount of dividends paid and treasury stock retired during the three years from the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021 through the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023 / total amount of net income attributable to owners of the Company during the same three years
(Reference) Breakdown of annual dividend
|Record Date||Fiscal year ended March 31, 2020||Fiscal year ended March 31, 2021|
|Dividends per share