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Information for Shareholders(As of December 31, 2018)

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 Corporation
4-5, Marunouchi 1-Chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8212, Japan

Share Information(As of December 31, 2018)

Breakdown of Shareholders by Type

Number of Shareholders Number of Shares Held Percentage of Total Number of Shares Issued
Japanese financial institutions 82 103,455,246 35.87
Japanese securities firms 38 6,709,939 2.33
Other Japanese corporations 607 77,016,949 26.70
Japanese individuals and others (Including treasury stock) 34,721 44,902,744 15.57
Foreign institutions and individuals 668 56,325,122 19.53
Total 36,116 288,410,000 100.00

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) 39,365,600 13.65
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust accounts) 22,461,100 7.79
Kyodo News 18,988,800 6.58
Jiji Press, Ltd. 16,328,680 5.66
Dentsu Inc. 6,513,459 2.26
Group Employees' Stockholding Association 5,916,491 2.05
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
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust account 5) 4,568,300 1.58

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

The Dentsu Group actively engages in environmental preservation and other corporate sustainability activities. In February 2019, the Dentsu Inc. achieved “Silver” badge in business sustainability ratings by EcoVadis, which provides world's information platform regarding supply chains.
Moreover, in recent years, socially responsible investment (SRI)*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 and other issues, has been gaining attention in investment trust management..
Since September 2016, Dentsu Inc. has been selected for the four consecutive year as an index component of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (hereinafter “DJSI”)*2 for the Asia Pacific region (DJSI Asia Pacific).

*1 Socially responsible investment (SRI) 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 The DJSI is managed cooperatively by global financial market indices provider S&P Dow Jones Indices, which is headquartered in the U.S., and RobecoSAM, a Switzerland based company that researches and rates the socially responsible investments that companies make. In addition to conventional financial analysis, the DJSI evaluates the sustainability of companies, based on an analysis of environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria. Only companies that fully meet these criteria are selected as an index component. In 2019 DJSI Asia Pacific selected 148 companies out of approximately 600, of which 76 were from Japan.

MEMBER OF Dow Jones Sustainability Indices
ESG Empowering Woman
FTSE Blossom Japan


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