Dividend Payout (Interim Dividend)
SoftBank Group Corp. (“SBG”) announced that on October 22, 2020, its Board of Directors resolved the distribution of interim dividend from surplus with a record date of September 30, 2020 as follows.
1. Details of Dividend
|Dividend to be distributed||Latest forecast|
May 18, 2020)
|Reference: Fiscal year ended March 2020|
|Record date||September 30, 2020||Same as on the left||September 30, 2019||March 31, 2020|
|JPY 22.00||Undetermined||JPY 22.00||JPY 22.00|
|Total cash dividend||JPY 41,345 million||-||JPY 45,567 million||JPY 45,496 million|
|Payable date||December 14, 2020||-||December 9, 2019||June 26, 2020|
|Dividend resource||Retained earnings||-||Retained earnings|
The amounts of total cash dividend are rounded off to the nearest unit.
SBG 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, SBG 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.
3. Breakdown of Annual Dividend
|Dividend per share|
|Fiscal year ending March 2021 (forecast)||-||Undetermined||Undetermined|
|Fiscal year ending March 2021 (actual)||JPY 22.00||-||-|
|Fiscal year ended March 2020 (actual)||JPY 22.00||JPY 22.00||JPY 44.00|
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