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Shareholder Return Policy and Dividend Information

Shareholder Return Policy

Mizuho continues to carry out its disciplined capital management policy which maintains the optimal balance between strengthening our stable capital base and providing steady returns to shareholders.
Based on this policy, starting from FY2014, as a new shareholder return policy, we aim for a steady dividend payout by setting a dividend payout ratio on a consolidated basis of approximately 30% as a guide, in order to realize steady returns to shareholders.
We will consider comprehensively the business environment such as the Group's business results, profit base, capital, and domestic and international regulation trends such as the Basel framework and determine cash dividend payments for each term accordingly.

The Organization Authorized to Determine Dividends

Mizuho's board of directors is the organization that determines the dividends.

Mizuho believes that our board of directors, with its high level of independence and expertise, is ideally situated to make comprehensive decisions over capital policies, including dividends, in conjunction with management policy for the mid– to long–term benefit of our shareholders.

Dividend Information

Interim cash dividend payment commencement date for the fiscal year ending March 2019: Thursday, December 6, 2018*. Documents regarding payment of cash dividends will be sent by the preceding business date.

  1. *Shareholders who have opted to receive dividends via bank account or securities account deposit will receive them on the payment commencement date. Shareholders who receive dividends by Dividend Receipts, may not receive them until after the payment commencement date in the case of delay in postal mail delivery. There is no such potential delay when receiving dividends via bank account or securities account deposit, and therefore we recommend this method of receipt. To change the method by which you receive dividends, please follow the instructions provided under the Contact List.

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Mizuho Financial Group*1
Fiscal Year Cash Dividends Declared per Share
  Interim The Term End
FY2018 JPY7.5 (est.) JPY3.75 JPY3.75 (est.)
FY2017 JPY7.5 JPY3.75 JPY3.75
FY2016 JPY7.5 JPY3.75 JPY3.75
FY2015 JPY7.5 JPY3.75 JPY3.75
FY2014 JPY7.5 JPY3.5 JPY4
FY2013 JPY6.5 JPY3 JPY3.5
FY2010 JPY6 JPY6
FY2009 JPY8 JPY8
FY 2008 *2 JPY10 JPY10
FY 2007 JPY10,000 JPY10,000
FY 2006 JPY7,000 JPY7,000
FY 2005 JPY4,000 JPY4,000
FY 2004 JPY3,500 JPY3,500
FY 2003 JPY3,000 JPY3,000
FY 2002 JPY0 JPY0

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Mizuho Holdings*1
Fiscal Year Cash Dividends Declared per Share
  Interim The Term End
FY 2002 JPY0
FY 2001 JPY3,500 JPY0 JPY3,500
FY 2000 JPY7,000*3 JPY3,500*3 JPY3,500*3
  1. *1:By the stock–for–stock exchange on Mar 12, 2003, Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. became the parent company of Mizuho Holdings, Inc. and was listed on Tokyo Stock Exchange (1st Section) and Osaka Securities Exchange. Mizuho Holdings, Inc. was delisted on Mar 6, 2003. The dividend forecast of Mizuho Financial Group shown above indicates figures after the stock–for–stock exchange.
  2. *2:We have conducted an "allotment of shares or fractions of a share without consideration" (from 1 share to 1,000 shares) in Jan 2009.
  3. *3:"Stock transfer payments" were paid to Common Shareholders of DKB, FUJI and IBJ as of Sep 27, 2000 instead of interim cash dividends for FY 1999. Calculation of Annual Dividend considers "Stock transfer payments."