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Shareholder Return

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:

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)
PDF
Feb. 1 -
Mar. 22 2017
30,000,000 45,525,514 PDF (pdf 189KB)
Oct. 31 -
Dec. 22 2016
30,000,000 45,895,995 PDF (pdf 189KB)
Feb. 1 -
Mar. 1 2016
17,000,000 27,455,199 PDF (pdf 41KB)
Nov. 2 -
Dec. 1 2015
16,000,000 27,979,393 PDF (pdf 41KB)
Aug. 3 -
Aug. 26 2015
15,000,000 28,211,012 PDF (pdf 40KB)
May. 28 -
Jul. 10 2015
20,000,000 35,619,462 PDF (pdf 180KB)
Feb. 3 -
Mar. 13 2015
15,000,000 28,214,129 PDF (pdf 62KB)
Nov. 5 -
Dec. 12 2013
5,037,500 29,999,950 PDF (pdf 41KB)
Feb. 4 -
Mar. 18 2013
6,000,000 29,847,367 PDF (pdf 22KB)
Nov. 5 -
Dec. 10 2012
4,800,000 19,524,140 PDF (pdf 23KB)
Nov. 9 -
Dec. 11 2009
8,200,000 26,961,398 PDF (pdf 24KB)
Nov. 7 -
Dec. 12 2008
9,000,000 35,068,665 PDF (pdf 24KB)
Aug. 4 -
Aug. 21 2008
10,000,000 48,351,108 PDF (pdf 24KB)
May. 15 -
Jun. 20 2008
9,085,500 39,999,735 PDF (pdf 24KB)
Dec. 3 -
Jan. 18 2008
8,000,000 38,684,248 PDF (pdf 24KB)
Aug. 29 -
Sep. 10 2007
8,300,000 43,088,442 PDF (pdf 23KB)
Oct. 5 -
Dec. 19 2006
29,046,300 149,999,577 PDF (pdf 23KB)
Aug. 2 -
Sep. 20 2006
14,985,400 69,911,303 PDF (pdf 23KB)
Nov. 8 -
Dec. 8 2005
5,979,300 26,999,916 PDF (pdf 8KB)
Aug. 3 -
Aug. 31 2005
5,000,000 19,172,363 PDF (pdf 8KB)

Cancellation of Treasury Stock
Date of cancellation Shares cancelled Shares cancelled as a percentage of all outstanding shares issued prior to the cancellation PDF
May 31, 2017 85,000,000 3.95% PDF (pdf 263KB)
June 20, 2016 68,000,000 3.06% PDF (pdf 74KB)
May 29, 2015 38,000,000 1.68% PDF (pdf 23KB)
May 30, 2014 25,000,000 1.09% PDF (pdf 25KB)
May 31, 2013 11,000,000 2.4% PDF (pdf 24KB)
May 31, 2010 8,000,000 1.68% PDF (pdf 34KB)
June 23, 2009 28,000,000 5.56% PDF (pdf 30KB)
June 24, 2008 15,000,000 2.89% PDF (pdf 32KB)
June 26, 2007 45,000,000 7.98% PDF (pdf 23KB)
May 31, 2006 10,000,000 1.74% PDF (pdf 23KB)

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