February 14, 2008
Trend Micro, Inc.
Eva Chen, Representative Director, President,
Chief Executive Officer
First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Contact: Mahendra Negi
Trend Micro announced that today Board of Directors approved retained earnings on the date of record as December 31, 2007. The effects of this cash dividends are subject to the approval at the 19th ordinary general meeting of shareholders on March 26, 2008.
Dividend of surplus
|Actual for FY2007||Projection for FY2008||Actual for FY2006|
|As of||December 31, 2007||Same as left||December 31, 2006|
|Cash dividends per share||111 yen||-||84 yen|
|Aggregate amount of dividends(annual)||14,992 millions of yen||-||11,158 millions of yen|
|Expected date of the delivery of dividends||To be announced||-||March 28, 2007|
|Dividends resource||Retained earnings||-||Retained earnings|
Reason for an increase of cash dividends
We intend to continue to return profits to shareholders based on our net profits on a consolidated basis while striving to enhance financial strength and secure inner reserves in order to deal with the significantly changing business environment and maintain a competitive edge against competitors. So far, our basic policy on dividends has been set as 50% excluding the effect of stock option compensation expenses. We plan to pay a year-end dividend on the basis of a dividend ratio of 60% excluding the effect of stock option compensation expenses.
|Cash dividends per share (Japanese yen)|
|As of||Semi-annual||Year-end||Annual||Basic dividend policy|
|Year of 2007
|-||111 yen||111 yen||Approximately 60%|
|Year of 2006
|-||84 yen||84 yen||Approximately 50%|
|(December 31,2005)||-||56 yen||56 yen||Approximately 40%|
|Year of 2004
|-||36 yen||36 yen||Approximately 30%|
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