Shareholders return is one of the highest management priorities in the Fourth Mid-Term Management Plan. In line with the plan and in consideration of full-year results and the Company's financial condition, management has decided to distribute an annual dividend of \50 per share for the fiscal year ended on March 31, 2018. Including the \15 per share interim dividend, the year-end dividend amounts to \35 per share.
Also, continuing last year's policy, the Company conducted share buybacks worth \1.0 billion as a means to further enhance shareholders return. Including the impact from the share buyback, the total return ratio will be 36.9% (based on profit attributable to owners of parent before goodwill amortization).
(Note) GS Yuasa consolidated its shares with a ratio of five shares of common stock into one share, effective on October 1, 2018. The Per-share indication before the consolidation of shares is calculated as if the consolidation of shares had conducted.