Business Year and Payment of Dividends

The business year shall commence on April 1 of each year and end on March 31 of the following year. Dividends of surplus shall be paid upon resolution by the Board of Directors.

Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders

The Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders shall be convened in June of each year.

Number of Shares per Share Unit

100 shares

Record Date of Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders

The record date of the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders shall be March 31. We shall provide a public notice in advance when there are other requirements.

Record Date for Dividends of Surplus

  1. Record date for end-of-the-term dividends of surplus: March 31
  2. Record date for interim dividends of surplus: September 30
  3. In addition, apart from the above record dates, dividends of surplus may be paid by setting a record date.

Method of Public Notice

The method of public notices shall be electronic public notices; provided, however, that if an electronic public notice cannot be given because of an accident or any other unavoidable reason, public notices may be given in “The Nikkei” newspaper.

Office Handling Stock Administration

Shareholder Register Administrator (Account management institution for special account) JAPAN SECURITIES AGENTS, LTD. (Head Office)
1-2-4 Nihonbashi-kayabacho, Chuo-ku, Tokyo

Inquiries/mailing address
JAPAN SECURITIES AGENTS, LTD. Proxy Services Department
2-8-4 Izumi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 168-8620
Tel: 0120-707-843 (toll-free, available only in Japan), weekdays from 9:00 to 17:00)

  1. * Please note that there shall be no inquiries from the Shareholder Register Administrator concerning matters such as a shareholders’ date of birth. Please contact the above toll-free number concerning any suspicious inquiries.

Procedures Concerning Shares and Contact for Inquiries

Shares registered in special accounts

Details of procedures, inquiries, etc Inquiries
  • ・Requests for transfer from a special account to a general account
  • ・Requests for purchase or sale of shares less than one unit
  • ・Changes of address, name, etc.
  • ・Balance inquiries for special accounts
  • ・Designation of method to receive dividends*

<Inquiries>

Account management institution for special account

JAPAN SECURITIES AGENTS, LTD.
Proxy Services Department
2-8-4 Izumi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 168-8620
Tel: 0120-707-843 (toll-free, available only in Japan)
weekdays from 9:00 to 17:00
[Various Request Forms etc. for Stock Administration]
・Download from the internet
http://www.jsa-hp.co.jp/request/index.html

  • ・Inquiries concerning dispatch and return of postal items, etc.
  • ・Inquiries concerning dividend after the payment period has passed
  • ・General inquiries concerning stock administration

<Inquiries>

Shareholder Register Administrator

JAPAN SECURITIES AGENTS, LTD.
Proxy Services Department
2-8-4 Izumi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 168-8620
Tel: 0120-707-843 (toll-free, available only in Japan)
weekdays from 9:00 to 17:00

  1. * Shareholders holding shares registered in special accounts are unable to select the method of allocation in proportion to the number of shares held for the method of receiving dividend.

Shares Registered in Accounts of Securities Companies, etc.

Details of procedures, inquiries, etc Inquiries
  • ・Inquiries concerning dispatch and return of postal items, etc.
  • ・Inquiries concerning dividend after the payment period has passed
  • ・General inquiries concerning stock administration.

<Inquiries>

Shareholder Register Administrator

JAPAN SECURITIES AGENTS, LTD.
Proxy Services Department
2-8-4 Izumi, Suginami-ku, Tokyo 168-8620
Tel: 0120-707-843 (toll-free, available only in Japan)
weekdays from 9:00 to 17:00

  • ・Procedures, inquiries, etc. other than the above

Please contact the securities company, etc. where your account is held.

Dividends not yet received shall be paid at the head office and branches of JAPAN SECURITIES AGENTS, LTD. or at the head office and branches of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited.

For Shareholders Holding Shares Less Than 1 Unit (100 Shares)

There is no fee imposed on “requests for purchase” and “requests for sale” of shares less than one unit. (Note, securities companies, etc. may impose separate fees as part of the procedures, so please confirm with your securities company, etc.). Please use either “the system to request purchase of shares less than one unit” or “the system to request sale of shares less than one unit.”

The system to request purchase of shares less than one unit is a system that enables shareholders holding shares less than one unit (100 shares) to reach one share unit by purchasing additional shares equivalent to the shortfall in stock.

The system to request sale of shares less than one unit is a system for the Company to purchase a number of shares comprising but a fraction of one unit (100 shares) from the shareholders.

In either case, please transact through the securities company, etc. where your account is held. Note that shareholders with special accounts should submit the application to request purchase or sale of shares to the head office or branches of JAPAN SECURITIES AGENTS, LTD., which is the account management institution for special accounts or at the head office or branches of Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Bank, Limited.

Requests for purchase will not be accepted during the respective periods of ten business days prior and up until March 31 and September 30 each year.

Registration of shareholders’ names and addresses

If the characters in the name and address of a shareholder includes Japanese characters, etc. that are not specifiable by the transfer agent (Japan Securities Depository Center, Incorporated), the transfer agent shall register in the Shareholder Register by using specifiable characters in place of all or part of the non-specifiable characters in the name and address. Please be aware in such cases that the name on notices sent to shareholders shall be in accordance with the characters that are specifiable by the transfer agent.

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