To our Shareholders and Investors
First of all, we would like to express our sincere gratitude for your support and patronage.
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 7th Medium-term Business Plan, that was launched in April 2017, the Group's management concept is "The 2nd Stage Towards a 100-year Company-Innovative Creation of Value for Sustainable Growth," in which we will address four key issues towards achieving the goal of "enhancing our corporate value" while emphasizing compliance and further strengthening corporate governance as a foundation.
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 JPY5 on top of the initially planned JPY29 and pay JPY34 per share. As a result, combined with the already paid interim dividend of JPY23 per share, the annual dividend will be JPY57 per share.
Regarding the business environment for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019, while uncertainties are growing overseas due to geopolitical risks and destabilization of trade policies, the Japanese domestic economy is expected to remain on a recovery trend supported by the demands generated from the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the growth in corporate earnings. Under such environment, 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 will be greatly appreciated.
President & Representative Director