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Kao Corporation develops and sells consumer and chemical products in Japan and internationally. The company operates through four segments: Beauty Care Business, Human Health Care Business, Fabric and Home Care Business, and Chemical Business. The Beauty Care Business segment offers cosmetics; skin and body care products, such as facial and body cleansers; and hair care products, including shampoos and conditioners, and hair styling agents, as well as hair coloring and permanent wave products under the brands Sofina, Kanebo, Molton Brown, Bioré, Jergens, Asience, John Frieda, and Goldwell. The Human Health Care Business segment provides functional health beverages; feminine and baby care products, such as sanitary napkins and baby diapers; and oral care products under the Laurier, Merries, Pyuora, Clear Clean, and Bub brand names. The Fabric and Home Care Business segment offers fabric care products, including laundry detergents, fabric softener, and bleaching agents; and home care products comprising dishwashing detergents and house cleaning products under the Attack, Haiter, Magiclean, Humming, Family, CuCute, and Quickle brand names. The Chemical Business segment provides oleo chemicals; performance chemicals; specialty chemicals; and fat and oil derivatives and surfactants, functional polymers, and fragrances under the brands KALCOL, EMAL, MIGHTY, and TUFTONE. This segment serves the paper and pulp, food products, pharmaceutical products, electronics, civil engineering and construction, information media, electronics, and other industries. The company was formerly known as Kao Soap Co., Ltd. and changed its name to Kao Corporation in 1982. Kao Corporation was founded in 1887 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

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Total Annual Compensation: ¥100.0M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.
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Kao Corporation Declares Dividend for the Year Ended December 31, 2016; Provides Dividend Guidance for the Second Quarter End of the Year Ending December 31, 2017 and Full Year Ending December 31, 2017; Reports Consolidated Earnings Results for the Year Ended December 31, 2016; Provides Earnings Guidance for the Six Months Ending June 30, 2017 and Full Year Ending December 31, 2017

Kao Corporation declared year end dividend of ¥48.00 per share for the year ended December 31, 2016 against ¥42.00 per share last year. Total dividend is ¥94.00 per share against ¥80.00 per share last year. Scheduled starting date of the dividend payments is March 22, 2017. For the second quarter end of the year ending December 31, 2017, the company expects dividend of ¥54.00 per share compared to ¥46.00 per share last year. For the year ending December 31, 2017, the company expects dividend of ¥54.00 per share compared to ¥48.00 per share last year. Total dividend is expected to be ¥108.00 per share against ¥94.00 per share last year. The company reported consolidated earnings results for the year ended December 31, 2016. For the period, the company reported net sales of ¥1,457,610 million against ¥1,474,550 million a year ago. Operating income was ¥185,571 million against ¥167,318 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was ¥183,430 million against ¥166,038 million a year ago. Net income, attributable to owners of the parent was ¥126,551 million or ¥253.18 per diluted share against ¥105,196 million or ¥209.53 per diluted share a year ago. Net cash flows from operating activities were ¥184,307 million against ¥181,672 million a year ago. Net sales decreased 1.1% compared with the previous fiscal year 2015. Excluding the effect of currency translation, net sales would have increased 3.2%. In the Consumer Products Business, sales increased in Japan due to factors including market growth, launches of new and improved products, and further enhancement of sales promotion activities. Outside Japan, sales in Asia increased, excluding the effect of currency translation. In the Chemical Business, sales increased compared with the previous fiscal year, excluding the effect of currency translation, as the Kao Group worked to adjust selling prices in response to rising costs for natural fats and oils, although sales were impacted by a decline in demand in some customer industries. As for profits, due to the effect of increased sales in the Consumer Products Business in Japan and Asia, a decrease in the cost of petrochemical raw materials and other factors. Purchase of property, plant and equipment was ¥74,637 million against ¥69,023 million a year ago. Purchase of intangible assets was ¥5.060 million against ¥5.598 million a year ago. Income before income taxes was ¥183,430 million against ¥166,038 million a year ago. For the six months ending June 30, 2017, the company expects consolidated net sales of ¥700,000 million, operating income of ¥82,000 million, income before income taxes of ¥82,000 million and net income, attributable to owners of the parent of ¥52,000 million or ¥105.51 per basic share. For the year ending December 31, 2017, the company expects consolidated net sales of ¥1,470,000 million, operating income of ¥200,000 million, income before income taxes of ¥199,000 million and net income, attributable to owners of the parent of ¥138,000 million or ¥280.00 per basic share. Net cash flows from operating activities are forecast to be approximately ¥190.0 billion, due in part to an increase in income before income taxes. In net cash flows from investing activities, the Kao Group plans capital expenditures of approximately ¥75.0 billion, which will include aggressive investment for global expansion and capital investment for purposes such as increasing production capacity, promoting streamlining and improving distribution efficiency.

Kao Corporation, Board Meeting, Feb 02, 2017

Kao Corporation, Board Meeting, Feb 02, 2017. Agenda: To retire treasury shares in accordance with Article 178 of the Companies Act.

Kao Corporation Announces Board Changes

Kao Corporation announced that its Board of Directors resolved to make changes of members of the Board of Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board Members as of March 21, 2017, at the meeting of the Board of Directors held on the date hereof. These changes will be officially decided by relevant resolutions at the company’s Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, which is scheduled to be held on March 21, 2017, and the Audit & Supervisory Board meeting to follow immediately thereafter. The company nominates: Yukio Nagira, Representative Director, Chairman, Nitto Denko Corporation to the Board of Directors and Katsuya Fujii, Vice President, Treasury, Global, Kao Corporation and Hideki Amano, Certified Public Accountant to the Audit & Supervisory Board Members. The company announced that Toru Nagashima, Outside Director, Kao Corporation; Senior Advisor, Teijin Limited will retire from the Board of Directors and Shoji Kobayashi, Full-time Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Kao Corporation and Norio Igarashi, Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member, Kao Corporation; Certified Public Accountant will retire as Audit & Supervisory Board Members.

 

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