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Returns to Shareholders

Basic Policy on Returning Profits to Shareholders

We aim for steady increases in dividends in line with earnings growth over the medium to long term, while securing sufficient internal reserves to ensure the financial soundness of Group companies and to invest in growth fields.

Management will examine earnings growth over the medium to long term by taking into account not only statutory profit but also other economic value-based profit indicators that are more suitable for valuing the growth of the life insurance business.

Furthermore, management will determine specific dividend amounts for each fiscal year by taking into account a comprehensive range of factors surrounding the Sony Financial Group.

Profit attributable to owners of the parent and dividend results/forecast

For the years ended March 31 FY2013 FY2014 FY2015 FY2016 FY2017
Profit attributable to owners of the parent ¥40.5 billion ¥54.4 billion ¥43.3 billion ¥41.6 billion ¥50.0 billion
Net income per share ¥93.11 ¥125.10 ¥99.67 ¥95.69 ¥114.95
Dividend per share ¥30 ¥40 ¥55 ¥55 ¥60

*For the foreseeable future, we plan to pay a dividend corresponding to more than 50% of net income per share.

Dividend payout ratio
32.2% 32.0% 55.2% 57.5% 52.2%

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