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OMRON to Pay 28 Yen Year-end Dividend

April 24, 2014

Company Name: OMRON Corporation
Representative: Yoshihito Yamada,
President and CEO
Stock Code: 6645
Stock exchanges: Tokyo (First Section)
Contact: Shunji Okumura,
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 28.00 yen for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2014. This resolution will be placed on the agenda of the Company's Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled for June, 2014.

  1. Year-end Dividend Breakdown

      Fiscal 2013
    (Decided on April 24, 2014)
    Previous Forecast
    (October 29, 2013)
    Fiscal 2012 Actual
    Term Ended March 31, 2014 March 31, 2014 March 31, 2013
    Dividend per Share 28.00 yen 25.00 yen 23.00 yen
    Total Dividends JPY 6,163 million - JPY 5,063 million
    Effective Date June 25, 2014 - June 21, 2013
    Source of Dividends Retained Earnings - Retained Earnings

  2. Reason for Revision of the Year-End Dividend

    OMRON's policy on shareholder return is based primarily on securing capital resources for investments to promote growth and in turn increase corporate value, and returning surplus to shareholders to the maximum extent possible taking the level of free cash flow into consideration. When determining dividends, the Company aims to maintain a payout ratio at a minimum of 25% with a near-term DOE target of 2%.

    Following the favorable consolidated financial results for the fiscal 2013 announced today, the Company has decided to make an upward revision to the year-end dividend to 28 yen per share, up 3 yen from the previous forecast. Together with 25 yen per share interim dividend, this will amount to a total full-year dividend payout of 53 yen per share.

    Reference: Breakdown of Full-year Dividends for Fiscal 2013 and 2012
    Term Dividend Per Share
    2nd Quarter Year-end Full-year
    Fiscal 2013 25.00 yen 28.00 yen
    (Planned)
    53.00 yen
    (Planned)
    Fiscal 2012 14.00 yen 23.00 yen
    (Ordinary Dividend: 18.00 yen)
    (Commemorative Dividend: 5.00 yen)
    37.00 yen
    (Ordinary Dividend: 32.00 yen)
    (Commemorative Dividend: 5.00 yen)

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