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OMRON to Pay 16 Yen Year-End Dividend

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 23, 2011

Company Name: OMRON Corporation
Representative: Hisao Sakuta,
President & CEO
Stock ticker number: 6645
Stock exchanges: Tokyo, Osaka
(First Sections)
Contact: Hiroshi Oishi,
General Manager,
Investor Relations Department
Phone: +81-3-6718-3421

Tokyo, Japan - The Board of Directors of OMRON Corporation (TOKYO: 6645; ADR: OMRNY) today resolved to pay a year-end dividend from retained earnings of 16.00 yen for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011.

  1. Year-End Dividend Breakdown
      Confirmed amount Previous forecast
    (January 28, 2011)
    Fiscal 2009 actual
    (March 31, 2010)
    Term ending March 31, 2011 March 31, 2011 March 31, 2010
    Dividend per share 16.00 yen (Undecided) 10.00 yen
    Total dividends JPY 3,522 million* - JPY 2,202 million*
    Effective date
    (planned)
    June 22, 2011 - June 23, 2010
    Source of dividends
    (planned)
    Retained earnings - Retained earnings

    *Calculations of Total Dividends are based on the number of shares issued minus treasury stock as of December 31, 2010.

  2. Reason for Revision of Dividend Forecast

    OMRON's policy on shareholder return is based primarily on securing internal capital resources for investments to promote growth and in turn increase corporate value, and returning any surplus to shareholders to the maximum extent possible, taking the level of free cash flow into consideration.

    On January 28, 2011, OMRON announced an upward adjustment to its consolidated performance forecast for fiscal 2010 along with its third quarter results. At the time of these announcements, the year-end dividend forecast was undecided.

    OMRON remains committed to stable and uninterrupted shareholder return. Considering the performance forecast for this fiscal year, the Company will increase its year-end dividend to 16 yen per share, which together with the interim dividend of 14 yen per share paid on December 4, 2010, brings the total full year dividend payout to 30 yen per share.

    Reference: Breakdown of Full-year Dividend for Fiscal 2010 and 2009
      Dividend per share
    Term Interim Year-end Full year
    Fiscal 2010
    (ending March 31, 2011)
    14.00 yen 16.00 yen
    (planned)
    30.00 yen
    (planned)
    Fiscal 2009 actual
    (ended March 31, 2010)
    7.00 yen 10.00 yen 17.00 yen
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