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Dividend Declaration

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RNS Number : 3023A
Konami Holdings Corporation
28 May 2019

May 28, 2019



Takuya Kozuki, Representative Director, President

Shares listed:

Tokyo and London Stock Exchanges


Junichi Motobayashi, Corporate Officer, General Manager, Finance and Accounting




News Release: Notice Regarding Distribution of Retained Earnings

KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION (the "Company") hereby announces the resolution passed at the meeting of its board of directors held today regarding the distribution of retained earnings with a record date of March 31, 2019 as below.


1.    Details of year-end dividend

Year-end dividend

Previous year-end dividend forecast

(announced on

May 9, 2019)

Year-end dividend for prior year, actual

(year ended

March 31, 2018)

Record date

March 31, 2019

March 31, 2019

March 31, 2018

Dividend per share

65.50 yen

(Regular 40.50 yen)

(Commemorative 25.00 yen)

65.50 yen

(Regular 40.50 yen)

(Commemorative 25.00 yen)

38.00 yen

Amount of dividend

8,858 million yen


5,139 million yen

Date of payment

June 12, 2019


June 6, 2018

Source of dividend

Retained earnings


Retained earnings


2.    Reasons for the distribution of retained earnings

The Company believes that the provision of dividends and the enhancement of corporate value are important ways to return profits to its shareholders. The Company aims to achieve a consolidated payout ratio of more than 30% and will endeavor to further increase the level of dividends. The Company also intends to use retained earnings for investments focused on business areas with good future prospects in order to continue to reinforce Konami Group's growth potential and competitiveness.

In light of this policy and the positive business performance, as the dividend forecast announced on May 9, 2019, a dividend of 65.50 yen per share was approved as a year-end dividend for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019. As a result, including the distributed interim dividend, dividends on an annual basis will be 126.00 yen per share.





(Reference) Details of dividends on an annual basis

Cash dividends per share (yen)


quarter end

Year end

Annual total

Year ended March 31, 2019 (actual)


(Regular 35.50)

(Commemorative 25.00)


(Regular 40.50)

(Commemorative 25.00)


(Regular 76.00)

(Commemorative 50.00)

Year ended March 31, 2018 (actual)






Cautionary statement with respect to forward-looking statements and other matters:

Statements made in this document with respect to our current plans, estimates, strategies and beliefs, including the above forecasts, are forward-looking statements about our future performance. These statements are based on management's assumptions and beliefs in light of information currently available to it and, therefore, you should not place undue reliance on them. A number of important factors could cause actual results to be materially different from and worse than those discussed in forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to: (i) changes in economic conditions affecting our operations; (ii) fluctuations in currency exchange rates, particularly with respect to the value of the Japanese yen, the U.S. dollar and the Euro; (iii) our ability to continue to win acceptance of our products, which are offered in highly competitive markets characterized by the continuous introduction of new products, rapid developments in technology and subjective and changing consumer preferences; (iv) the timing of the release of new game titles and products, especially game titles and products that are part of historically popular series; (v) our ability to successfully expand internationally with a focus on our Digital Entertainment, Amusement, and Gaming & Systems businesses; (vi) our ability to successfully expand the scope of our business and broaden our customer base through our Sports business; (vii) regulatory developments and changes and our ability to respond and adapt to those changes; (viii) our expectations with regard to further acquisitions and the integration of any companies we may acquire; and (ix) the outcome of existing contingencies.

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