Basic Policy on Shareholder Return:

The Company is committed to sustained improvement in its enterprise value, leading to improved return to shareholders. While putting priority on investment to assure future growth, the Company will continuously increase dividend payments assuming improvement in medium- to long-term earnings on a consolidated basis considering dividend on equity attributable to owners of parent (DOE) and other factors, and also implement share buybacks in a flexible manner to improve capital efficiency and raise the level of return to shareholders.

Dividend

Record Date for Dividend:

Year-end dividend - March 31    Interim dividend - September 30

Historical Data of Dividend and DOE

IFRS
  Dividend (Unit: Yen / share) DOE (%)
  Interim
dividend
Year-end
dividend
Annual
dividend
Annual
DOE
Fiscal 2017 18
(planned)
18
(planned)
36
(planned)
 
Fiscal 2016 17 17 34 5.6
Fiscal 2015 16 16 32 5.4
Fiscal 2014 14 16 30 5.1
Fiscal 2013 13 14 27 5.0

 

Notes: The Astellas Group has adopted the International Financial Reporting Standards ("IFRS"), effective from the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014.

Notes: The Company conducted a stock split of common stock at a ratio of 5 for 1 with an effective date of April 1,2014. The dividends per share is calculated based on the number of issued shares after the stock split (excluding treasury shares)on the assumption that the stock split was conducted at the beginning of FY2013.

Notes: In accordance with the Company's Articles of Incorporation, if cash dividends are not claimed for three (3) full years from the day of commencement of payment, the Company shall be relieved of the obligation to make such payment.

Share Buyback and Cancellation of Treasury Stock

Share Buyback
Acquisition
period
Shares acquired Total acquisition cost
(thousand yen)
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Feb. 1 -
Mar. 22 2017
30,000,000 45,525,514
Oct. 31 -
Dec. 22 2016
30,000,000 45,895,995
Feb. 1 -
Mar. 1 2016
17,000,000 27,455,199
Nov. 2 -
Dec. 1 2015
16,000,000 27,979,393
Aug. 3 -
Aug. 26 2015
15,000,000 28,211,012
May. 28 -
Jul. 10 2015
20,000,000 35,619,462
Feb. 3 -
Mar. 13 2015
15,000,000 28,214,129
Nov. 5 -
Dec. 12 2013
5,037,500 29,999,950
Feb. 4 -
Mar. 18 2013
6,000,000 29,847,367
Nov. 5 -
Dec. 10 2012
4,800,000 19,524,140
Nov. 9 -
Dec. 11 2009
8,200,000 26,961,398
Nov. 7 -
Dec. 12 2008
9,000,000 35,068,665
Aug. 4 -
Aug. 21 2008
10,000,000 48,351,108
May. 15 -
Jun. 20 2008
9,085,500 39,999,735
Dec. 3 -
Jan. 18 2008
8,000,000 38,684,248
Aug. 29 -
Sep. 10 2007
8,300,000 43,088,442
Oct. 5 -
Dec. 19 2006
29,046,300 149,999,577
Aug. 2 -
Sep. 20 2006
14,985,400 69,911,303
Nov. 8 -
Dec. 8 2005
5,979,300 26,999,916
Aug. 3 -
Aug. 31 2005
5,000,000 19,172,363

 

Cancellation of Treasury Stock
Date of cancellation Shares cancelled Shares cancelled as a percentage of
all outstanding shares
issued prior to the cancellation
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Mat 31, 2017 85,000,000 3.95%
June 20, 2016 68,000,000 3.06%
May 29, 2015 38,000,000 1.68%
May 30, 2014 25,000,000 1.09%
May 31, 2013 11,000,000 2.4%
May 31, 2010 8,000,000 1.68%
June 23, 2009 28,000,000 5.56%
June 24, 2008 15,000,000 2.89%
June 26, 2007 45,000,000 7.98%
May 31, 2006 10,000,000 1.74%