Dividend Policy

Under its basic policy on dividends of surplus, Zeon Corporation strives for stable and continuous dividends to shareholders.

In principle, the Company pays dividends of surplus twice annually through interim and year-end dividends. Organizationally, interim dividends are determined by the board of directors, and year-end dividends are determined at the general meeting of shareholders. Retained earnings are used for aggressive capital investments primarily in the Specialty Materials Business, development of original technologies, and production innovations.

Based on Article 454(5) of the Companies Act, Zeon Corporation stipulates in its Articles of Incorporation that it may, by resolution of the Board of Directors, pay interim dividends to shareholders or registered pledgees of shares who are stated or recorded in the shareholder register as of September 30th of each year.