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Dividend Policy

JAPAN POST INSURANCE Co., Ltd. (the “Company”) recognizes that the distribution of profit to shareholders is an important policy of management, and distributes profits to shareholders stably, while securing management soundness.
Specifically, with regard to shareholder dividends, the Company in principle aims not to decrease but to increase dividend per share for the period of the Medium-term Management Plan up to FY2025, while considering earning prospects and financial soundness.
Furthermore, with the primary aim of returning profits to shareholders flexibly, the Company will strive to achieve an average total payout ratio from 40% to 50% in the medium term by engaging in the agile acquisition of treasury stock and other means.
The Company secures internal reserves to fund stable business growth to enable it to respond to future changes in the business environment.

Dividend

Dividends Per Share

Years ended March 31 FY2021 FY2022
(Forecast)
Dividend per share
(Interim)(yen)
45.00 46.00
Dividend per share
(Year-end)(yen)
45.00 46.00
Dividend per share
(Total)(yen)
90.00 92.00
Payout ratio 24.0% 51.8%
Interim dividend

The Company stipulates in its Articles of Incorporation that it is able to pay interim dividends with a record date of September 30 of each year. For the purpose of enhancing the opportunities to distribute profits to shareholders, the Company plans to provide cash dividends twice a year as the interim dividends and the year-end dividends.

Share Repurchase

Period of Share Repurchase Method of Repurchase Total Number of Shares Repurchased Total Amount of Repurchase(yen)
April 8, 2019 Purchases through the Off-auction Own Share Repurchase Trading system (ToSTNeT-3) of the Tokyo Stock Exchange 37,411,100 99,999,870,300
May 17, 2021 Purchases through the off-auction Own Share Repurchase Trading system (ToSTNeT-3) of the Tokyo Stock Exchange 162,906,300 358,882,578,900
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