February 13, 2017
  • Rakuten, Inc.

Notice of Dividends of Surplus

At the Board of Directors meeting today, Rakuten, Inc., (hereinafter “the Company”), resolved to distribute dividends of surplus with record date of December 31, 2016


1. Description of dividends



Current Dividend Forecast

Fiscal 2015

Record date

December 31, 2016

December 31, 2015

Dividend per share

4.50 yen

4.50 yen

Total Dividend Amount

6,419 million yen

6,410 million yen

Effective date

March 13, 2017

March 14, 2016

Dividend source

Retained earnings

Retained earnings


2. Reason

  The Company’s basic policy for shareholder returns is to return profits with due consideration to ensuring sufficient internal reserves for the purpose of stabilizing investment funds and financial base with a view to the medium- to long-term growth, and has been increasing or maintaining its dividend per share at a constant level.

  For the current fiscal year, the Company decided to pay dividend of 4.5 yen per share, with the resolution of the Meeting of the Board of Directors held today, in accordance with the aforementioned basic policy.

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