SON: Sony Corporation: Notice Regarding Year-End Dividend for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2013 UK Regulatory Announcement TOKYO Sony Corporation 1-7-1 Konan, Minato-ku Tokyo 108-0075 News & Information May 8, 2013 Notice Regarding Year-End Dividend for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2013 Sony Corporation (the “Corporation”) approved, at the meeting of its Board of Directors held on May 8, 2013, the year-end dividends on shares of common stock of the Corporation for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013 as follows: I. Details of Year-End Dividend Latest dividend FY 2011 Details of forecast resolution Year-end (as of February dividends 7, 2013) (Actual) Record date March 31, March 31, 2013 March 31, 2013 2012 Dividend per ¥12.50 Undetermined ¥12.50 share Total amount ¥12,636 ¥12,545 of million ― million dividends Dividend payment June 4, 2013 ― June 6, 2012 starting date Source of Retained ― Retained dividends earnings earnings II. Reasons for Determination of Dividend Amount The Corporation believes that continuously increasing corporate value and providing dividends are essential to rewarding shareholders, and it is the Corporation’s policy to strive for the perpetuation of stable dividends. The Corporation made its decision with respect to the year-end dividend for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013, to pay the same amount of dividend per share as the previous fiscal year, based on the policy outlined above. (Reference) Dividend Actual Dividend per share Interim Year-end Annual dividend dividend dividend (total) FY 2012 ¥12.50 ¥12.50 ¥25.00 (ended March 31, 2013) FY 2011 ¥12.50 ¥12.50 ¥25.00 (ended March 31, 2012) Contact: Sony Corporation
SON: Sony Corporation: Notice Regarding Year-End Dividend for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2013
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