Information for Shareholders

(As of December 31, 2017)

Corporate Headquarters
1-8-1, Higashi-shimbashi, Minato-ku, Tokyo
105-7001, Japan
Phone: +81-3-6216-5111
Contact Info
Investor Relations Department,
Corporate Strategy Division,
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
4-5, Marunouchi 1-Chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
100-8212, Japan

Share Information

(As of December 31, 2017)

Breakdown of Shareholders by Type

Number of Shareholders Number of Shares Held Percentage of Total Number of Shares Issued
Japanese financial institutions 82 88,696,260 30.75
Japanese securities firms 63 9,012,676 3.12
Other Japanese corporations 671 77,549,771 26.89
Japanese individuals and others (Including treasury stock) 40,808 48,278,775 16.74
Foreign institutions and individuals 627 64,827,518 22.49
Total 42,251 288,410,000 100.00

Major Shareholders (Top 10)

Major Shareholders Number of
Shares Held
Percentage of Total
Number of Shares
The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust accounts) 31,329,200 10.86
Kyodo News 19,375,500 6.72
Jiji Press, Ltd. 18,988,800 6.58
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust accounts) 16,678,680 5.78
State Street Bank and Trust Company 7,955,155 2.76
Group Employees’ Stockholding Association 6,511,082 2.26
Mizuho Bank, Ltd. 5,963,698 2.07
Yoshida Hideo Memorial Foundation 5,000,000 1.73
Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. 4,984,808 1.73
Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, Inc. 4,929,900 1.71

(Note) The percentage of total number of share shows the ratio of shares held by each investor to the total number of issued shares.

Third-party Evaluation and Share Price Changes

The Dentsu Group actively engages in environmental preservation and other corporate sustainability activities. Receiving a score of B from the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) in 2017, we will continue promoting these activities and disclosure efforts.

Moreover, in recent years, Environment, Social and governance (ESG) investment(※1), which takes into account not only financial aspects such as corporate revenue and growth prospects, but also ethics, legal compliance and efforts to tackle environmental issues has been gaining attention in investment trust management.

Dentsu’s CSR efforts received high recognition and has been included in the MSCI Global Sustainability Indexes(※1) since June 2015. In September 2016, Dentsu was selected for the third consecutive year for inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index (DJSI Asia Pacific), the Asia Pacific version of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI)(※2).

※1: 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.
※2: 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 2017, 152 companies (72 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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