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Returns to Shareholders

Basic Policy on Returning Profits to Shareholders

We intend to meet the expectations of all shareholders by achieving steady earnings growth at Group companies, improving capital efficiency and returning profits to shareholders as appropriate.

Our basic dividend policy is to steadily increases in dividends in line with earnings growth over the medium to long terms. Our target for the dividend payout ratio is 40% to 50% of profit attributable to owners of the parent.

Management will determine specific dividend amounts for each fiscal year by taking into account a comprehensive range of factors, including the capital adequacy of each Group company relative to risk, investment opportunities, business forecasts and legal and regulatory developments worldwide.

We pay dividends once a year as a year-end dividend. Our Articles of Incorporation stipulate that it may also issue an interim dividend. In regard to the decision-making entities for the payment of dividends, the General Meeting of Shareholders decides the year-end dividend, while the Board of Directors decides on interim dividend.

Dividends

Record Date for Dividend : March 31

For the years ended March 31 2013 2014 2015 2016
2017
(Forecast)
Profit attributable to owners of the parent ** ¥45.0 billion ¥40.5 billion ¥54.4 billion ¥43.3 billion ¥46.0 billion
Net income per share ¥103.60 ¥93.11 ¥125.10 ¥99.67 ¥105.75
Dividend per share ¥25 ¥30 ¥40 ¥55 ¥55
Dividend payout ratio (consolidated) 24.1% 32.2% 32.0% 55.2% 52.0%

*Figures less than the indicated unit have been truncated, and dividend payout ratios have been rounded.
**Starting FY2015, the figures previously reported as "Consolidated net income" are stated as "Profit attributable to owners of the parent" in accordance with the Accounting Standard for Business Combinations (ASBJ Statement No. 21, on Sep. 13, 2013) and the related revision.

Disclaimers:

Statements made in this website and in documents posted on this website concerning the current plans, expectations, strategies and beliefs of the Sony Financial Group. Any statements contained herein that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements or pro forma information. Forward-looking statements may include—but are not limited to—words such as “believe,” “anticipate,” “plan,” “strategy,” “expect,” “assume,” “forecast,” “predict,” “propose,” “intend” and “possibility” that describe future operating activities, business performance, events or conditions. Forward-looking statements, whether spoken or written, may also be included in other materials released to the public. These forward-looking statements and pro forma information are based on assumptions, decisions and judgments made by the management of Sony Financial Group companies, and are based on information that is currently available to them. As such, they are subject to various risks and uncertainties, and actual business results may vary substantially from the forecasts expressed or implied in forward-looking statements. Consequently, investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. Sony Financial Group companies are under no obligation to revise forward-looking statements or pro forma information in light of new information, future events or other findings. The information contained in this website and in documents posted on this website does not constitute or form part of any offer for sale or subscription of or solicitation or invitation of any offer to buy or subscribe to any securities, nor shall it or any part of it form the basis of or be relied on in connection with any contract or commitment whatsoever in Japan or abroad.

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