Tokyo, Japan – February 21, 2007 - 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 18th ordinary general meeting of shareholders on March 27, 2007.
1. 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 40% excluding the effect of stock option compensation expenses. We plan to pay a year-end dividend on the basis of a dividend ratio of 50% excluding the effect of stock option compensation expenses.
2. Revised dividends for the Year ending December 2006 (January 1 to December 31, 2006)
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.
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