The Company sincerely appreciates all shareholders and parties concerned for their support and guidance, enabling it to
celebrate its 100th anniversary.
To express the utmost gratitude to all shareholders for their everyday support and commemorate the 100th anniversary since its establishment, the Company decided to increase the interim dividends per share by 2 yen in commemoration to 10 yen, from 8 yen previously forecast as ordinary dividend for fiscal 2007. In addition, the Company revised upward previous forecast of the year-end dividend per share from 8 yen as ordinary dividend to 10 yen, up 2 yen in commemoration for fiscal 2007. The Company is scheduled to propose the increase in year-end dividends at the 83rd Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in March 2008.