Shareholder Return Policy

We recognize the return of profit to our shareholders as a key management priority, and since it has adopted a consolidated dividend payout ratio principle in the fiscal year ended December 2007 from the perspective of group management, its policy regarding profit allocation is to pay dividends according to business results, while strengthening the management base and securing internal reserves necessary for expected future business development. Based on this policy, we will distribute profits with a consolidated dividend payout ratio of 30% or more as a guideline for the time being.