Trend Micro Board Approves Increase of Cash Dividend in the end of fiscal year in December 2005 

Tokyo, Japan – February 9, 2006 - Trend Micro (TSE: 4704; Nasdaq: TMIC), a leader in network antivirus and Internet content security software and services, announced today that year-end cash dividends per share would be increased as follows. The effecting of the election is conditional on the agenda item being approved at the 17th ordinary general meeting of shareholders on March 28, 2006. 

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. Since the previous dividend distribution, our basic policy on dividends has been set as 30%. We plan to pay a year-end dividend on the basis of a dividend ratio of 40%.

Revised dividends for the Year ending December 2005 (January 1 to December 31, 2005)

  Year-end dividends 
Basic dividend policy
Year of 2005
(December 31, 2005)
56 yen
Approximately 40%


  Year-end dividends 
Basic dividend policy
Year of 2004
(December 31, 2005)
36 yen
Approximately 30%
Year of 2003
(December 31, 2004)
14 yen Approximately 20%



About Trend Micro:

Trend Micro Incorporated (TSE: 4704), a global cloud security leader, creates a world safe for exchanging digital information with its Internet content security and threat management solutions for businesses and consumers. A pioneer in server security with over 20 years' experience, we deliver top-ranked client, server and cloud-based security that fits our customers' and partners' needs, stops new threats faster, and protects data in physical, virtualized and cloud environments. Powered by the Trend Micro™ Smart Protection Network™ cloud security infrastructure, our industry-leading cloud-computing security technology, products and services stop threats where they emerge, on the Internet, and are supported by 1,000+ threat intelligence experts around the globe.

Additional information about Trend Micro Incorporated and the products and services are available at Trend This Trend Micro news release and other announcements are available at and as part of an RSS feed at Or follow our news on Twitter at @TrendMicro.