6-K 1 a51796160.htm SONY CORPORATION 6-K
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D. C. 20549

FORM 6-K

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

For the month of April 2018
Commission File Number: 001-06439

SONY CORPORATION
(Translation of registrant's name into English)

1-7-1 KONAN, MINATO-KU, TOKYO, 108-0075, JAPAN
(Address of principal executive offices)

The registrant files annual reports under cover of Form 20-F.

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F,
 
Form 20-F  X
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SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
 
 
SONY CORPORATION
 
(Registrant)
   
   
 
By:  /s/  Hiroki Totoki
 
                (Signature)
 
Hiroki Totoki
 
Executive Vice President and
 
Chief Financial Officer
 
Date: April 27, 2018

List of materials

Documents attached hereto:
 
i) Press release Announcement Notice Regarding Year-end Dividend for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2018
 

 

 
April 27, 2018
Sony Corporation
 
Notice Regarding Year-end Dividend
for the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2018

Sony Corporation (“Sony” or the “Corporation”) approved, at the meeting of its Board of Directors held today, the year-end dividend on shares of common stock of the Corporation for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018 as follows:
 
I. Details of the Dividend
 
<The year-end dividend for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018>
 
 
Details of resolution
Latest dividend forecast
(as of October 31, 2017)
FY 2016
Year-end dividend (Actual)
Record date
March 31, 2018
March 31, 2018
March 31, 2017
Dividend per share
¥15
¥12.5
¥10
Total amount of dividend
¥18,981 million
¥12,627 million
Dividend payment starting date
May 30, 2018
May 31, 2017
Source of dividend
Retained earnings
Retained earnings
 
II. Reasons for Determination of Dividend Amount
 
As Sony stated in its Securities Report (Yukashoken Hokokusho) and Annual Report on Form 20-F for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2017, Sony believes that continuously increasing corporate value and providing dividends are essential to rewarding stockholders.  It is Sony’s policy to utilize retained earnings, after ensuring the perpetuation of stable dividends, to carry out various investments that contribute to an increase in corporate value, such as those that ensure future growth and strengthen competitiveness.  After the overall consideration of the consolidated financial results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018 announced today, Sony’s financial condition and future business expectations, Sony has determined to pay 15 yen per share as the year-end dividend for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2018, based on the policy outlined above.
 
(For Reference)
 
 
Dividend per share
 
Interim dividend
Year-end dividend
Annual dividend (total)
FY 2017
(ended March 31, 2018)
¥12.5
¥15
¥27.5
FY 2016 (Actual)
(ended March 31, 2017)
¥10
¥10
¥20
 
 
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