Dividends and Special Benefits for Shareholders
Basic Dividend Policy
Paying dividends to shareholders is one of QUICK’s highest priorities. The basic policy is to pay a dividend equal to 40% of profit attributable to owners of parent. The dividend also takes into account the need to strengthen business operations, make investments for future growth and other considerations.
In accordance with this policy, QUICK plans to pay an annual dividend of ¥38(forecast) per share for the fiscal year ending in March 2019. This is the sum of a ¥19 interim dividend and ¥19(forecast) year-end dividend.
Trend in Dividend per Share
|35th(period FY 3/15)||36th(period FY 3/16)||37th(period FY 3/17)||38th(period FY 3/18)||39th(period FY 3/19)|
|Interim dividend||12.00 (※)||13.00||14.00||17.00||19.00|
- ※ Interim dividend for FY3/15 includes commemorative dividend of ¥5 for listing on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Special Benefits for Shareholders
To increase the number of long-term shareholders by increasing the appeal of owning QUICK stock, shareholders of record on March 31 of each year who own at least 100 shares (one unit) receive benefits as follows.
As was announced on February 10, 2017, QUICK has established different benefits for long-term shareholders (ownership for at least three years). Long-term shareholder benefits will start with shareholders of record on March 31, 2017.
|Number of shares held (Shares)||Shareholders with a holding period of less
than three years
|Shareholders with a holding period of at least three years (notes 1 and 2)|
|More than 100
and less than 500
|QUO card worth 500 yen||QUO card worth 1,000 yen|
|More than 500
and less than 1,000
|QUO card worth 1,000 yen||QUO card worth 2,000 yen|
|More than 1,000
and less than 5,000
|QUO card worth 2,000 yen||QUO card worth 4,000 yen or a Hokkaido specialty food product worth 4,000 yen (note 3)|
|5,000 or more||・QUO card worth 2,000 yen
・Kanazawa Metal Leaf Craftwork
|・QUO card worth 4,000 yen or a Hokkaido specialty food product worth 4,000 yen (note 3)
・Kanazawa Metal Leaf Craftwork
Note 1: Long-Term shareholders (continuous ownership of QUICK stock for at least three years) are defined as shareholders of record on March 31 who were also shareholders of record with the same shareholder number on at least the preceding six consecutive record dates (September 30 and March 31).
Note 2: Long-term shareholder benefits are based on the number of shares held by a long-term shareholder on the applicable record date regardless of the number of shares that may have been held before then.
Note 3: Shareholders who select the 4,000 yen Hokkaido specialty food product can receive one of five items selected by QUICK. Items that may be included are salmon roe in soy sauce, a large hairy crab, Tokachi wagyu for sukiyaki, and two Furano melons. The available selections may be revised as required. Shareholders can receive a QUO card worth 4,000 yen instead of a Hokkaido specialty food product. In late June, QUICK plans to send long-term shareholders a catalog listing the selections and a post card to request a specialty food product. Shareholders who do not request a Hokkaido specialty food product by the deadline (currently planned to be July 31) will automatically receive a QUO card worth 4,000 yen.
Note 4: Shareholder benefits other than the benefits listed in the preceding note will be send to shareholders in late June.