Message from the President & CEO

To Our Cherished Shareholders,

Ichiro Kashitani President & CEO

Toyota Tsusho is always obliged to all of you for your continued kindness and encouragement.

For its financial results for the year ended March 31, 2019, the Toyota Tsusho Group recorded a gross profit of 638.4 billion yen and an operating profit of 215.1 billion yen. Also, its profit attributable to owners of the parent came to 132.6 billion yen, allowing us to set an earnings record for three consecutive years.

Regarding dividends, a yearend dividend was approved for 50 yen per share at our Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders in June. Including the previously paid interim dividend of 50 yen per share, dividends for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2019, will total 100 yen per share, an increase of 6 yen per share from the previous fiscal year.

Currently, with technological innovations such as AI and IoT advancing in an accelerated fashion in all industries, currents around the world are greatly shifting. Our company is promoting digitalization and globalization, and we intend to continue to pursue that which makes us Toyota Tsusho, with each of our employees viewing the various changes that face them as opportunities, and in the spirit of “Do not fear change. Enjoy it. Create it.”

I would like to express my deepest appreciation to our shareholders, who offer us their understanding and support, and I would like to request your continued support going forward.

Sincerely yours,

Ichiro Kashitani
President & CEO
June 2019