Interim Dividends and Revision to the Year-end and Annual Dividends Estimates

November 14, 2022

To whom it may concern

Company Name : Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
Representative : Masahiro Kihara, President and Group CEO
Head Office : 1-5-5 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Code Number : 8411 (Prime Market of Tokyo Stock Exchange)

Mizuho Financial Group, Inc. ("MHFG") hereby announces that MHFG resolved at the meeting of its Board of Directors held today to pay interim dividends, with a record date of September 30, 2022, and to revise its estimates of the year-end and annual dividends per share for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023, as set forth below.

1. Interim dividends

  Determined Items Most recent estimates
(announced on May 13, 2022)
Actual results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022
Record date September 30, 2022 September 30, 2022 September 30, 2021
Dividends per share JPY 42.5 JPY 40.0 JPY 40.0
Total amount of dividends JPY 107,889 million - JPY 101,545 million
Effective date December 6, 2022 - December 7, 2021
Resource of dividends Retained Earnings - Retained Earnings

2. Revision of year-end and annual dividends estimates

  Dividends per share
Interim dividends Year-end dividends Annual dividends
Previous estimates (A) JPY 40.0 JPY 40.0 JPY 80.0
Revised estimates (B) - JPY 42.5 JPY 85.0
Actual results for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2023 (B) JPY 42.5 - -
Net change (B–A) +JPY 2.5 +JPY 2.5 +JPY 5.0


Actual results for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022 JPY 40.0 JPY 40.0  JPY 80.0

3. Reasons

From the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022, we have been pursuing the optimum balance between capital adequacy, growth investment and enhancement of shareholder returns. In accordance with this initiative, we set forth the shareholder return policy pursuant to which progressive dividends are our principal approach while also executing flexible and intermittent share buybacks; we determine the amount of dividends based on the perspective of achieving steady growth of our stable earnings base, taking into consideration a dividend payout ratio of 40% as a guide.

Considering the financial results to date and other factors based on our shareholder return policy, we determined to increase by JPY 2.5 to JPY 42.5 per share as the interim dividends and the year-end dividend estimates, respectively. As a result, the annual dividends are estimated to be JPY 85.0 per share, an increase of JPY 5.0 from the previous estimates and the dividends paid for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2022.

End of document

This immediate release contains statements that constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the United States Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including estimates, forecasts, targets and plans. Such forward-looking statements do not represent any guarantee by management of future performance. You can also identify forward-looking statements by discussions of strategy, plans or intentions. These statements reflect our current views with respect to future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Our views regarding dividends for fiscal 2022 set forth in this immediate release are based on our assessment of information regarding the business and market environment that are available as of the date of this immediate release and assumptions regarding factors that are currently uncertain and may impact our financial performance. Actual results may differ materially, for example, if our assessment of business and market environment and their impact on our business, financial condition and results of operations proves to be inaccurate. Other factors that could affect our financial condition and results of operations are included in "Item 3.D. Key Information—Risk Factors" and "Item 5. Operating and Financial Review and Prospects" in our most recent Form 20-F filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), which is available in the Financial Information section of our web page at and also at the SEC’s web site at We are under no obligation, and disclaim any obligation, to update or alter our forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by the rules of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

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