(As of March 31, 2022)
Toyota deems the benefit of its shareholders as one of its priority management policies, and it will continue to work to improve its corporate culture to realize sustainable growth in order to enhance its corporate value.Toyota will strive for the stable and continuous payment of dividends, seeking to maintain and improve upon the consolidated payout ratio of 30% to its shareholders.
With a view to surviving tough competition and transitioning to a mobility company, Toyota will aim to utilize its internal funds mainly for investment in growth for the next generation, such as environmental technologies to achieve a carbon-neutral society and safety technologies for the safety and security of its customers, and also for the stakeholders such as employees, business partners and local communities.
Considering these factors, with respect to the dividends for fiscal 2022, Toyota has determined to pay a year-end dividend of 28 yen (140 yen on a pre-stock split basis) per share of common stock by a resolution of the board of directors pursuant to Toyota’s articles of incorporation. As a result, combined with the interim dividend of 24 yen (120 yen on a pre-stock split basis) per share of common stock, the annual dividend will be 52 yen (260 yen on a pre-stock split basis) per share of common stock, and the total amount of the dividends on common stock for the year will be 718.2 billion yen.
Furthermore, Toyota resolved, at its board of directors meeting held on May 11, 2022, to repurchase up to 140 million shares of its common stock between June 17, 2022 and September 30, 2022 at a total maximum purchase price of 200 billion yen.
Toyota intends to repurchase shares more flexibly than before with the aim of promoting capital efficiency by comprehensively taking into consideration its investment in growth, level of its dividends, its cash reserves and the price level of its common stock.
Specifically, of the total maximum purchase price of 200 billion yen, a maximum of 100 billion yen will be used for share repurchases that are to be conducted more flexibly than before based on factors such as the price level of its common stock.