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About Company

What is NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL’s Corporate Philosophy?

ARegarding our Corporate Philosophy, please click here.


When was NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL incorporated?

ANIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL was incorporated on March 31, 1970.


When has the stock first listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange?

AOur stock has been listed on the TSE since 1950.


Earnings and Financial Information

What is NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL’s fiscal year-end?

AOur fiscal year-end is March 31.


Where can I find data on the company's past performance and important financial indicators?

ARegarding previous performance and financial indicators, please refer to Consolidated Operating Highlights. To find out further financial information for every quarter, please refer to Financial Results.


Can you inform your schedule for upcoming earnings announcements?

AWe disclose earnings every quarter and announce our upcoming schedule on IR Calendar. Financial results information is to be up loaded on our website on the day we disclose the earnings


How can I view annual report?

A PDF version can be downloaded from our website.


Shares / Dividends / Return to Shareholders

When does NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL hold general meetings of shareholders?

AWe hold ordinary general meetings of shareholders in June every year.


On what stock exchanges is NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL listed in Japan?

AIn Japan, we are listed on the Tokyo, Nagoya, Fukuoka and Sapporo stock exchanges. For overseas, our stock is traded on U.S. over-the-counter markets.


When are the record dates for the dividend payments?

AThe year-end dividend is paid to shareholders of record on March 31, and the interim dividend is paid to shareholders of record on September 30.


What is NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL's dividend policy?

AOur dividend policy is as below;
  • Consolidated dividend payout ratio target: around 20~30%
  • Factors to be considered to return the profit to shareholders include:
    • capital requirements for investments to raise corporate value,
    • our performance forecast,
    • consolidated and non-consolidated balance sheets.


What is NIPPON STEEL & SUMITOMO METAL's stock code of ordinary share in Japan?

AThe stock code is 5401 in Japan.


Has an American Depositary Receipt (ADR) been issued?
On what U.S. market is the stock traded? What is the ticker symbol?
And how can I contact ADR shareholder services?

AYes, an ADR has been issued. And we established a sponsored ADR program in the U.S. with JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. acting as the depositary bank on October 1, 2012.
The stock is traded on U.S. over-the-counter markets. The ticker symbol is NSSMY.
Regarding inquiries about ADR shareholder services, please contact our depositary
bank: JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A.Opens in a separate window.J.P.Morgan
Inquiries: TEL 1-800-990-1135 (toll free within the U.S.)
TEL +1-651-453-2128 (outside the U.S.)


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