Trend Micro Board Approves Cash Dividend in the end of fiscal year in December 2007

February 14, 2008

Trend Micro, Inc.
Eva Chen, Representative Director, President,
Chief Executive Officer
First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
Code: 4704

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.

1. 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

2. 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
(December 31, 2007)
- 111 yen
111 yen
Approximately 60%
Year of 2006
(December 31, 2006)
- 84 yen
84 yen
Approximately 50%
Year of 2005
(December 31, 2005)
- 56 yen
56 yen
Approximately 40%
Year of 2004
(December 31, 2004)
- 36 yen
36 yen
Approximately 30%

 

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