TSE begins calculation of the Tokyo Stock Exchange Dividend Focus 100 Index

TSE begins calculation of the Tokyo Stock Exchange Dividend Focus 100 Index

08/03/10

The Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. (TSE) began calculating and publishing the Tokyo Stock Exchange Dividend Focus 100 Index ("TSE Dividend Focus 100 Index"), a new index focused on dividend yield, on a real-time basis through the market information system (MAINS) on March 8, 2010.

The Tokyo Stock Exchange Dividend Focus 100 Index is an index made up of the top 100 issues (90 stocks, 10 REITs) which have large market capitalization and high estimated dividend yield. Its constituent universe comprises constituent issues of the TOPIX 1000 and Tokyo Stock Exchange REIT indices whose accounting periods close in March, June, September or December. The constituents of the index are reviewed semibiannually, in January and July.

Amidst recent growing needs of investors seeking relatively stable dividend payments, the TSE hopes that the calculation of this index will lead to the creation of new financial products such as ETFs based on the index, its use in the analysis of market movements focused on dividend yield, etc.

Please refer to the following page for information on the constituent issues of the Tokyo Stock Exchange Dividend Focus 100 Index.
Constituent issues of the Tokyo Stock Exchange Dividend Focus 100 Index.