Trend Micro announced today that year-end cash dividends per share would be as follows. The effecting of the election is conditional on the agenda item being approved at the 24th ordinary general meeting of shareholders on March 26, 2013.
1. Reason for a decrease 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.
We have continued to pay a year-end dividend on the basis of a dividend ratio of 65% of consolidated net income since FY2011. Dividends per share in FY2012 are 67 yen.
2. Dividends for the Year ending December 2012 (January 1 to December 31, 2012)