Fundamental policy for distribution of profit
SoftBank Group Corp.'s basic policy is to maintain a sound financial status while both developing its business aggressively to ensure sustained growth and returning profits to shareholders. Returns to shareholders include cash dividends, paid twice per year in principle as an interim dividend and a year-end dividend.
Dividend Forecast for Fiscal 2020
SoftBank Group Corp. did not determine the dividend forecast for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the unsure market trends that followed. However, in light of the business environment and shareholders’ expectations for stable dividends, SoftBank Group Corp. determined to pay an interim dividend of JPY 22 per share, the same amount as in the previous fiscal year.
The year-end dividend forecast for the fiscal year ending March 2021 remains to be determined. The forecast will be announced immediately when it becomes available.