To our Shareholders and Investors
Please be informed that as of June 29, 2017, Mr. Izumi NAKAJIMA, President & Representative Director, became the Chairman & Representative Director, and I, Hiroyuki TSUDA assumed the position of President & Representative Director.
Ever since the establishment of Amano Corporation, we have placed “People & Time” and “People & Environment” as our corporate theme, and customer satisfaction as the core essence of our business activities. All Amano employees work under the “customer-first” principle and will listen to customers. In addition, to make Amano an attractive corporation for shareholders and investors, we have placed the maximization of corporate value as the priority strategy for the management.
Under the 6th Medium-Term Business Plan, which commenced April 2014 aimed at becoming a 100-year company, Amano’s management concept is to “Challenge to a New Stage”, and accordingly, Amano focused on seeking markets and deploying products globally and expanding comprehensive solution businesses while placing efforts to mine customer needs, reduce costs and restrain SG&A expenses. As a result, our consolidated sales and profit for FY2015 grew year-on- year.
As for the year-end dividend, in accordance with our basic dividend policy and to show our appreciation for the continued support from our shareholders, we have decided to add JPY6 on top of the initially planned JPY23 and pay JPY29 per share. As a result, combined with the already paid interim dividend of JPY23 per share, the annual dividend will be JPY52 per share.
With regard to the business environment for the new fiscal year, overseas markets continue to look hazy due to uncertainties over the economic and currency exchange trends deriving from the unclear direction of the US policy administration and the European political situation. On the other hand, the Japanese domestic economy is expected to maintain its moderate recovery trend due to the steady growth in capital investments and the improving employment and income situation backed by Olympic-related demand and the Government’s economic policies.
Under such environment, Amano and its group companies have decided that the concept of the new medium-term business plan, which commenced from April, 2017, to be "The 2nd Stage Towards a 100-year Company -Innovative Creation of Value for Sustainable Growth".
In order to maximize our corporate value we will strive to achieve the business targets as one united force by steadily implementing the business plan, and while doing so, we will strengthen and expand our management foundation.
Your continued support and patronage is greatly appreciated.
President & Representative Director