Trend Micro announced today that year-end cash dividend policy would be as follows.
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 60% excluding the effect of stock option compensation expenses” so far. Now we are planning to pay a year-end dividend on the basis of “a dividend ratio of 65%” from FY2011. In terms of absolute cash dividends per share in FY2011 remains to be determined at this time.
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