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Mitsubishi Electric Announces Dividend Policy for Fiscal 2012 (April 1, 2011-March 31, 2012)

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Mitsubishi Electric Announces Dividend Policy for Fiscal 2012 (April 1, 2011-March 31, 2012)

Mitsubishi Electric Announces Dividend Policy for Fiscal 2012 (April 1, 2011-March 31, 2012)

TOKYO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today its dividend policy for the current fiscal year ending March 31, 2012 (fiscal 2012).

The company has decided on its policy to pay a year-end dividend of 6 yen per share for the record date of March 31, 2012. The actual dividend will be decided at the Board of Directors' meeting when financial results for fiscal 2012 are to be approved.

             
Dividend per share   Interim dividend   Year-end dividend   Annual dividend

Fiscal 2012
(previous announcement as of Feb. 2, 2012)

6 yen (actual) To be determined To be determined
Fiscal 2012 (present announcement) 6 yen (actual) 6 yen 12 yen
Fiscal 2011 (actual)   5 yen   7 yen   12 yen
 

Note: The forecast above is based on assumptions deemed reasonable by the company at the present time, and actual results may differ significantly from forecasts.

 

Cautionary Statement
The expectation of operating results herein and any associated statement to be made orally with respect to the company's current plans, estimates, strategies and beliefs and any other statements that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements. Words such as "expects", "anticipates", "plans", "believes", "scheduled", "estimated", "targeted" along with any variations of these words and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements which include but are not limited to projections of revenues, earnings, performance and production. While the statements herein are based on certain assumptions and premises that the company trusts and considers to be reasonable under the circumstances to the date of announcement, you are requested to kindly take note that actual operating results are subject to change due to any of the factors as contemplated hereunder and/or any additional factor unforeseeable as of the date of this announcement. Such factors materially affecting the expectations expressed herein shall include but are not limited to the following:

(1)   Important trends
The Mitsubishi Electric Group's operations may be affected by trends in the global economy, social conditions, laws, tax codes, and regulations.
(2) Foreign currency exchange rates
Fluctuations in foreign currency markets may affect Mitsubishi Electric's sales of exported products and purchases of imported materials that are denominated in U.S. dollars or Euros, as well as its Asian production bases' sales of exported products and purchases of imported materials that are denominated in foreign currencies.
(3) Stock markets
A fall in stock market prices may cause Mitsubishi Electric to record devaluation losses on marketable securities, or cause an increase in retirement benefit obligations in accordance with a decline in the fair value of pension assets.
(4) Supply/demand balance for products and procurement conditions for materials and components
A decline in prices and shipments due to changes in the supply/demand balance, as well as an increase in material prices due to a worsening of material and component procurement conditions may adversely affect the Mitsubishi Electric Group's performance.
(5) Fund raising
An increase in interest rates, the yen interest rate in particular, would increase Mitsubishi Electric's interest expenses.
(6) Significant patent matters
Important patent filings, licensing, copyrights and patent-related disputes may adversely affect related businesses.
(7) Environmental legislation or relevant issues
We may incur losses or expenses owing to changes in environmental legislation or the occurrence of environmental issues. Such changes in legislation or the occurrence of environmental issues may also impact manufacturing and all corporate activities of the Mitsubishi Electric Group.
(8) Flaws or defects in products or services
We may incur losses or expenses resulting out of flaws or defects in products or services, and the lowered reputation of the quality of all our products and services may affect the entire Mitsubishi Electric group.
(9) Litigation and other legal proceedings
The Mitsubishi Electric Group's operations may be affected by lawsuits or other legal proceedings against Mitsubishi Electric, its subsidiaries and/or equity-method affiliated companies.
(10) Disruptive changes
Disruptive changes in technology, development of products using new technology, timing of production, and market introduction may adversely affect the Mitsubishi Electric Group's performance.
(11) Business restructuring
The Mitsubishi Electric Group may record losses due to restructuring measures.
(12) Natural disasters
The Mitsubishi Electric Group's operations, particularly manufacturing activities, may be affected by the occurrence of earthquakes, typhoons, tsunami, fires and other large-scale disasters.
(13) Other significant factors
The Mitsubishi Electric Group's operations may be affected by the outbreak of social or political upheaval due to terrorism, war, pandemic by new strains of influenza and other diseases, or other factors.
 

About Mitsubishi Electric
With over 90 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality products to both corporate clients and general consumers all over the world, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) is a recognized world leader in the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment used in information processing and communications, space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy, transportation and building equipment. The company recorded consolidated group sales of 3,645.3 billion yen (US$ 43.9 billion*) in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011. For more information visit http://www.MitsubishiElectric.com
*At an exchange rate of 83 yen to the US dollar, the rate given by the Tokyo Foreign Exchange Market on March 31, 2011

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