IIJ Announces The Distribution Of Retained Earnings (Interim Dividend)

TOKYO, Nov. 04, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Internet Initiative Japan Inc. ("IIJ") (NASDAQ:IIJI) (TSE1:3774) announced that IIJ's Board of Directors today resolved upon the interim dividend to be paid from retained earnings to shareholders on the record date of September 30, 2016, as indicated below.

1. Dividend
  FY2016  Interim Dividend Latest Forecast (disclosed on May 13, 2016) FY2015 Interim Dividend
Record date September 30, 2016 September 30, 2016 September 30, 2015
Dividend per common share JPY13.50 JPY13.50 JPY11.00
Amount of dividend JPY620 million - JPY505 million
Date of payment December 6, 2016 - December 7, 2015
Resource of dividend Retained earnings - Retained earnings

2. Reason

IIJ's basic policy for the return to shareholders is to maintain stable and continuous dividends to shareholders while giving full consideration to securing its funds to strengthen its financial position and to prepare for its operation and business development. Considering this basic policy, IIJ decided to pay JPY13.50 per common share as interim dividend as disclosed before.  

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