Dividends and Shareholder Benefits Program

The Transition in Dividends Per Share

FY 2005 FY 2006 FY 2007 FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 FY 2012 FY 2013
Cash Dividends per Share (annual) 50 30 30 15 15 20 20 20
Interim Dividends 60 30 30 15 15 15 20 20 20
Year-end Dividends 60 80 60 45 30 30 40 40 40
Payout Ratio 30.6% 34.8% 37.3% 24.5% 46.1% 29.2%
FY 2014 FY 2015 FY 2016 FY 2017 FY 2018 FY 2019 FY 2020 FY 2021 FY 2022
Cash Dividends per Share (annual) 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 10 20
Interim Dividends 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
Year-end Dividends 40 40 40 40 40 40 40 30 40
Payout Ratio 31.6% 174.7% 34.0% 105.0% 355.0% 68.2% 553.2% 25.2%

Abolishment of the Shareholder Benefits Program

We have been implementing shareholder benefits program with the primary aim of having many shareholders experience our services and holding our shares over the medium to long term.

However, given that uncertain business conditions are expected to continue due to the impact of the COVID-19, we have decided to abolish shareholder benefits program as a result of careful consideration of the nature of the program as part of our structural reform we are working to adapt to the external environment.

1. Details of abolishment of shareholder benefits program

Timing when changes applies 
 We will abolish shareholder benefits program after the delivery to the shareholders who appeared or were recorded in the shareholder register as of September 30, 2020, which has already been distributed.

Handling of distributed shareholder benefit tickets
 The shareholder benefit tickets that have already been distributed can be used until the expiration date indicated on the ticket.
 Also, we will continue the donation to social contribution activities for the shareholder benefit tickets that will be returned within the period of validity of the tickets.

2. Donation to social contribution activities

The donation to the social contribution activity, which has been implemented as part of the shareholder benefit program, has also ended with the expiration of the last shareholder benefit tickets already delivered.

Target : All shareholders who hold more than 100 shares of the Company
Period : From June 2020 to end of December 2021 (within the validity period of shareholder benefit program)
Contents : The Company donated 1,000 yen per shareholder to social contribution activities on behalf of Shareholders who endorse social contribution activities of the Company and return unused shareholder benefit tickets of the Company (all enclosed tickets including envelope) within the period of validity of tickets.

< Donation Partners > Shareholders could choose from the following organizations.
 ・Support for culture and arts ( SEGA SAMMY Foundation for Culture and Arts )
 ・Support for addiction and solution of addiction related issues for pachinko and pachislot play ( Recovery Support Network )
 ・Support for various activities including disaster, medical care, and welfare ( Japan Red Cross )


< Report of donations through the shareholder benefit program >
We sincerely thank the shareholders who chose to make donations in the shareholder benefit program.
We are pleased to report that we have made donation to each organization as follows.

Donation Partners Donation amount
(by Dec 20)
Donation amount
(from Jan to Jun 21)
Donation amount
(from Jul to Dec 21)
Donation amount
(Total)
SEGA SAMMY Foundation
for Culture and Arts

834,000 yen

1,021,000 yen

53,000 yen

1,908,000 yen

Recovery Support Network

106,000 yen

161,000 yen

5,000 yen

272,000 yen

Japan Red Cross

2,643,000 yen

3,816,000 yen

160,000 yen

6,619,000 yen

※Acceptance of donations through the shareholder benefit program ended at the end of December 2021 and is not being accepted at this time.

Basic Policy on Profit Distribution Including Dividends

The Company positions the return of profits to shareholders as an important management issue. The basic policy for shareholder returns is to maintain a total return ratio of 50% or more, taking the optimal balance between investment for business growth and capital efficiency improvement into account.

With regard to dividends, the Company has set a dividend policy of DOE (Dividend on equity ratio) 3% or more as an indicator for achieving stable dividends and determine the specific dividends amount while also considering the results of past dividends.

For dividends from retained earnings for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023, annual dividends per share is scheduled to be ¥41 (of which, ¥20 for interim dividends) equivalent to DOE 3% in accordance with the above basic policy for shareholder returns, but with regard to year-end shareholder return, the Company will calculate the amount of shareholder return in accordance with the profit level at the timing when the business performance of the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023 has been determined, and return the amount to shareholders through dividends or purchase of treasury stock.

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