6-K 1 a51844931.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 July 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
 
Senior Executive Vice President and
 
Chief Financial Officer
 
Date: July 31, 2018

List of materials

Documents attached hereto:
 
i) Press release: Notice Regarding the Interim Dividend Forecast for the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2019


July 31, 2018
 
Sony Corporation



Notice Regarding the Interim Dividend Forecast
for the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2019


Sony Corporation (“Sony” or the “Corporation”) approved, at the meeting of its Board of Directors held today, the interim dividend forecast on shares of common stock of the Corporation for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019 as follows:

I. Details of the Dividend
 
Dividend per share
Record date
Interim dividend
(September 30)
Year-end dividend
(March 31)
Total
Dividend Forecast
¥15
Undetermined
Undetermined
FY17 Actual Dividend
(ended March 31, 2018)
¥12.5
¥15
¥27.5

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, 2018, 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.  In light of the consolidated financial results forecast for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019 and other information set forth in the earnings release announced today, Sony has forecasted that it will pay 15 yen per share as an interim dividend for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2019, based on the policy outlined above.  Sony intends to determine the actual amount of dividends based on an overall consideration of its consolidated operating results, financial condition and future business expectations.


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