Toyota deems the benefit of its shareholders as one of its top priority management policies and continues to work to improve its corporate structure to realize sustainable growth in order to enhance its corporate value. Toyota will strive to continue to pay stable dividends on its common shares aiming at a consolidated dividend payout ratio, defined as dividends per common share divided by net income attributable to Toyota Motor Corporation per common share, of 30 percent while giving due consideration to factors such as business results for each term, investment plans, and its cash reserves. Toyota will pay dividends on the First Series Model AA Class Shares in accordance with a prescribed calculation method.
In order to succeed in this highly competitive industry, Toyota plans to utilize its internal funds for the early commercialization of next-generation environmental and safety technologies that give priority to customer safety and peace of mind. Considering these factors, with respect to the dividends for fiscal 2018, Toyota has determined to pay a year-end dividend of 120 yen per common share by a resolution of the board of directors pursuant to Toyota's articles of incorporation. As a result, combined with the interim dividend of 100 yen per common share, the annual dividend will be 220 yen per common share, and the total amount of the dividends on common shares for the year will be 642.6 billion yen. Furthermore, through repurchasing shares, Toyota will return capital to shareholders and promote capital efficiency and agile capital policy in view of the business environment.