Corporate Data

Information for Shareholders

(As of December 31, 2016)

Corporate Headquarters
1-8-1, Higashi-shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-7001, Japan
Phone: +81-3-6216-5111
Contact Info
Investor Relations Department,
Executive office,
1-8-1, Higashi-shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-7001, Japan
Stock Exchange Listing
Tokyo Stock Exchange, First Section
Securities code: 4324
74,609.81 million yen
Total Number of Shares Issued
General Meeting of Shareholders
The Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders is held in Tokyo in March each year.
Transfer Agent
The Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
4-5, Marunouchi 1-Chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8212, Japan

Share Information

(As of December 31, 2016)

Breakdown of Shareholders by Type

Number of Shareholders Number of Shares Held Percentage of Total Number of Shares Issued
Japanese financial institutions 78 86,186,650 29.88
Japanese securities firms 35 9,953,185 3.45
Other Japanese corporations 557 77,113,839 26.74
Japanese individuals and others
(Including treasury stock)
31,961 41,365,183 14.34
Foreign institutions and individuals 597 73,791,143 25.59
Total 33,228 288,410,000 100.00

Major Shareholders (Top 10)

Major Shareholders Number of Shares Held Percentage of Total Number of Shares Issued
The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust accounts) 28,110,500 9.75
Kyodo News 18,988,800 6.58
Jiji Press, Ltd. 16,878,680 5.85
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd.
(Trust accounts)
16,764,100 5.81
State Street Bank and Trust Company 505001 9,559,128 3.31
Group Employees’ Stockholding Association 6,135,216 2.13
Mizuho Bank, Ltd. 5,000,000 1.73
Yoshida Hideo Memorial Foundation 4,984,808 1.73
Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. 4,929,900 1.71
Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. 4,000,000 1.39

Third-party Evaluation and Share Price Changes

The Dentsu Group actively engages in environmental preservation and other corporate sustainability activities. Receiving high recognition for such activities, Dentsu received a score of 94C from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) in 2016.
Moreover, in recent years, socially responsible investment,*¹ which takes into account not only financial aspects such as corporate revenue and growth prospects, but also ethics, legal compliance, efforts to tackle environmental, and other issues has been gaining attention in investment trust management.

Dentsu’s CSR efforts received high recognition from SRI rating agencies as well, being included in the MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes*² in June 2015. In September 2016, Dentsu was selected for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific), the Asia Pacific version of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)*³.
Dentsu was also selected as a finalist in the Asia Sustainability Reporting Awards (ASURA) for the previous year’s integrated report.

  • *1 Socially responsible investment is an investment method that aims for stable revenue by evaluating and selecting companies based on social, ethical, and environmental aspects, such as legal compliance, employment relations, human rights issues, consumer protection, and contribution to society and community, in addition to conventional investment criteria based on financial analysis.
  • *2 An index developed by Morgan Stanley Capital International (MSCI) in the United States that selects companies that are particularly outstanding in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) assessments.
  • *3 DJSI is a stock index developed jointly by S&P Dow Jones Indices, a U.S. company that provides global financial market indices, and RobecoSAM, a Swiss company that conducts research and rates companies in relation to socially responsible investing. In addition to conventional financial analysis, this index measures broader corporate sustainability based on companies’ social and environmental initiatives, selecting companies that are excellent overall. DJSI Asia Pacific targets approximately 600 leading companies in the Asia Pacific region. In fiscal 2016, 146 companies (68 of them from Japan) were selected for inclusion.

TOPIX and Dentsu (relative comparison over five years)

TOPIX and Dentsu (relative comparison over five years)



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