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Q.4 About Overseas Market Strategies

Q.1 Company Information

1.1 When was the company established?
A It was established in 1917 as Toyo Toki Company, Limited in Kokura, Kitakyushu. In 1970, the company name was changed to TOTO Kiki Ltd., and in 2007, it was again changed to its present name of TOTO Ltd. For more information, please see "History" in "About TOTO."
History
1.2 Please tell me about TOTO's history.
A Please see "History" in "About TOTO."
History
1.3 I would like to know the outline of TOTO such as the content of business or the number of employees.
A Please see "Corporate Data" in "About TOTO."
Corporate Data

Q.2 Corporate Philosophy and Management Policy

2.1 Please tell me about TOTO's Corporate Philosophy.
A When TOTO was founded in 1917 (6th year of Taisho era), there was no sewage infrastructure in Japan. It was those circumstances that led our founder to invent a flush toilet prompted by his wishes to, "improve people's lives" and "provide a healthy and civilized way of life." The Philosophy System was laid out in 2004 so that the following generations can inherit this determination and effort of the founder as the DNA of TOTO.
The management philosophy of TOTO Group is composed of two parts. One is "Common Group Philosophy", the "heart" of TOTO to be inherited from generation to generation. The other is "Vision for Business Activities", the "body" which acts to alter the course of business along with changing times. TOTO's Philosophy System is thus featured by the fact that it segregates the "heart" that should be passed over to future without change, and that of the "body" that should change reflecting the change in times.
For more information, Please see "Philosophy System" in "About TOTO."
Philosophy System
2.2 Please tell me about your policy for return of profit.
A Return of profit to shareholders is an important part of our management policy. We make it a rule to retain enough earnings to secure funds for building a firm corporate structure and expanding our business while assuring a stable return of profit to shareholders. Retained earnings will be spent to improve product strength, streamline and strengthen production and sales systems, and develop new and overseas businesses to establish long lasting and solid management basis. Our target of dividend ratio is 30% of net consolidated income for the term, in which way we will always try to maintain a steady amount of dividend.
2.3 Please tell me about your corporate governance.
A Please see "Corporate Governance" in "About TOTO."
Corporate Governance

Q.3 Accounting and Finance

3.1 When will you announce your financial result next?
A Please see "IR Calendar."
IR Calendar
3.2 Where can I see your latest financial result?
A Please see "Most Recent Financial Statements" and "Presentation Materials."
Most Recent Financial Statements
Presentation Materials
3.3 Where can I see your historical financial data?
A Please find it in "Fact Book."
Fact Book

Q.4 About Overseas Market Strategies

4.1 Please tell me about TOTO's overseas business.
A OTO's first entry into global business came in 1977 with the establishment of a joint venture company in Indonesia as a production and sales bases. At present, we are carrying out operations at 31 sites in 17 countries. Now TOTO products are distributed around the world. TOTO pursues a brand strategy focusing on quality and design to establish a premium brand.

Q.5 About New Technology

5.1 What is photocatalyst?
A Please see "Hydrotect" in "TOTO's Photocatalyst Technology."
Hydrotect
5.2 Please tell me about TOTO's patents related to photocatalyst.
A TOTO has acquired about 80 patents in Japan including 4 basic patents related to photocatalyst.
For more information, please see "Grant of License for Super-Hydrophilic Photocatalyst Technology."
Grant of License for Super-Hydrophilic Photocatalyst Technology
5.3 Please tell me about TOTO's ceramic business.
A Please see"Precision Ceramics and Optical Components."
Precision Ceramics and Optical Components

Q.6 About Stocks

6.1 When was TOTO listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange?
A In May, 1949.
6.2 What is your securities identification code?
A 5332.
6.3 Please tell me about your shareholders composition.
A Please see "Shareholders and Stocks."
Shareholders and Stocks
6.4 What was the amount of dividend per share for fiscal year ended March 31,2016?
A Please see "Dividend Policy and Dividends"
Dividend Policy and Dividends
6.5 What will be the amount of dividend for fiscal year ended March 31,2017?
A Please see "Dividend Policy and Dividends"
Dividend Policy and Dividends
6.6 Please tell me about your dividend policy.
A Return of profit to shareholders is an important part of our management policy. We make it a rule to retain enough earnings to secure funds for building a firm corporate structure and expanding our business while assuring a stable return of profit to shareholders. Our target of dividend ratio is 30% of net consolidated income for the term, in which way we will always try to maintain a steady amount of dividend.
6.7 How do I receive dividend?
A Please see "Dividend" in "Stock Procedure Information."
Stock Procedure Information
6.8 What is the transaction unit?
A 100 shares.
6.9 Is there a special benefit plan for shareholders?
A There is one for those holding 100 shares or more at the end of March.
6.10 Who is your stock transfer agent?
A Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation.