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

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

Target : All shareholders who hold more than 100 shares of the Company
Contents : 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, the Company will donate 1,000 yen per shareholder to social contribution activities.
< Donation Partners > Shareholders can 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 )

< Notes regarding donations >
 ・No receipts or certificates of deduction for donations will be issued.
 ・Please understand that we cannot return the shareholder benefit tickets you sent back to us.
 ・Shareholder benefit tickets sent after the end of March 2020 are eligible.
 ・If you have any inquiries or requests, please send them using the inquiry form.

< Report of donations through the shareholder benefit program >
We sincerely thank the shareholders who chose to make donations in the shareholder benefit program as of March 31, 2020.
Total donations as of the end of October 2020 were as follows, and we donated them to each organization in December 2020.

Donation Partners
Donation Amount
SEGA SAMMY Foundation for Culture and Arts
834,000 yen
Recovery Support Network
106,000 yen
Japan Red Cross
2,643,000 yen
※The above figures are totals as of the end of October, and we continue to accept the donations to the social contribution activities.

Basic Policy on Profit Distribution Including Dividends

We position the return of profits to shareholders as a key issue for management, and make it our basic policy to pay out adequate dividends that are commensurate with our profits.
As for the dividends of our retained earnings in the current fiscal year, we have set the interim dividend at 10 yen per share, after considering its most recent consolidated results. Also we forecast the year-end dividend of 20 yen per share.

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