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Share Data

Total Number of Shares Issued and Number of Shareholders (As of December 31, 2019)

Total number of shares issued 288,410,000
Number of shareholders 40,830 *
  • *
    Includes shares held by fractional shareholders, treasury stock and shares under the name of the Japan Securities Depository Center.
Date Total number of shares issued (shares) Number of new shares issued (shares) Share split ratio (allocation ratio) Issue price per share (yen) Remarks
9/1/1997 1,105,920 184,320 1 : 1.2 - Share split accompanying the capitalization of legal reserve
11/28/1997 1,365,920 260,000 - 380,000 Third-party allocation of shares for value
11/30/2001 1,390,920 25,000 - 420,000 Public offering
5/20/2004 2,781,840 1,390,920 1 : 2 - Share split
1/4/2009 278,184,000 275,402,160 1 : 100 - Share split
7/29/2013 286,184,000 8,000,000 - 3,191.00 Issuance of new shares (Amount paid: JPY 3,059.40 per share)
8/27/2013 288,410,000 2,226,000 - 3,059.40 Issuance of new shares by way of third-party allotment

Note: Number of authorized shares: 1,100,000,000

Percentage of Number of Total Shares Issued (As of December 31, 2019)

Major Shareholders (As of December 31, 2019)

Shareholder No. of shares held % of total shares issued *
1 The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust accounts) 35,565,100 12.84
2 Kyodo News 18,988,800 6.86
3 Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust accounts) 16,280,700 5.88
4 Jiji Press, Ltd. 16,178,680 5.84
5 Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust account 9) 8,907,000 3.22
6 Group Employees' Stockholding Association 6,047,569 2.18
7 Yoshida Hideo Memorial Foundation 4,984,808 1.80
8 Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. 4,929,900 1.78
9 Northen Trust Co. (AVFC) SUB A/C AMERICAN CLIENTS 4,408,818 1.59
10 TBS Television 4,000,000 1.44
  • (Note)
  • 1.
    The number of shares held by each trust bank includes shares related to trust services.
  • 2.
    The Company holds 11,522,056 treasury shares but is excluded from the major shareholders listed above.
  • 3.
    The Percentage of Total Shares Issued is calculated excluding treasury shares.

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