Citizen and its Shareholders and Investors

Citizen Holdings Co.,Ltd. conducts active public relations and investor relations to distribute highly reliable information in a timely and appropriate manner with the aim of gaining stakeholder understanding and trust and building better relationships.

Information Disclosures and Investor Relations

Citizen Holdings seeks to increase the number of opportunities for dialogue with shareholders and investors, make business operations more transparent by appropriately disclosing the latest information and its management vision, and raise corporate value. By holding quarterly announcements of financial results and settlement briefings as well as individual meetings and plant tours and participating in forums sponsored by securities companies and investor relations events for individual investors, we are working to increase communication opportunities. In addition, two-way communications that convey outside perspectives and opinions to the company and lead to improved corporate operations also play an important role. We are making efforts to increase understanding of the Citizen Group by more stakeholders and build long-term relationships based on trust.

Dividend Policy

Citizen Holdings considers the distribution of profits to shareholders to be an extremely important management issue of the company. The company has made it a fundamental policy to keep the average of the “shareholder return ratio” (which is the percentage of total amount of dividends and treasury shares purchased to consolidated profit for the fiscal year under review) at 30% or more on a three year basis.

Based on this policy, from May 18, 2015, to August 31, 2015, we carried out a stock acquisition of 5,682,800 shares, worth a total of ¥5 billion.

Composition of Shareholders by Category(pie chart)

Composition of Shareholders by Category(pie chart)

(as of March 31, 2016)

Trend in Dividends per Share

Trend in Dividends per Share

Open shareholders' meetings.

Citizen Holdings determines the site of its annual shareholders meetings while taking into consideration capacity and transportation access to encourage more shareholders to attend.
At shareholders meetings, we use videos and presentations to conduct briefings and take other measures to enhance shareholder understanding while making it easier for shareholders to present their opinions and pose questions to ensure effective meeting operation.

We make it easier for shareholders who were not able to attend meetings in person to exercise their voting rights by mail as well as online or by smartphone or mobile phone via the Internet. We also created an environment that enables institutional investors to use an electronic voting platform to exercise their voting rights.

Open shareholders' meetings.