Notice of Dividend Forecast


- TOKYO, Japan July 29, 2011 -

Seiko Epson Corporation ("Epson", TSE: 6724) today announced its dividend forecast for the fiscal year ending March 2012. This follows the "Consolidated Results for Year Ended March 31, 2011" announced on April 28, 2011, in which Epson stated it had not yet determined its forecast. Details are as follows:

  Dividend per share (yen)
1Q end 2Q end 3Q end Year-end Total
Previous forecast
(announced April 28, 2011)
- - - - -
Current forecast - 13.00 - 13.00 26.00
Actual - - - - -
Previous fiscal year
(ended March 2011)
- 10.00 - 10.00 20.00

Due to a lack of clarity about the impact of the earthquake in the Tohoku area of Japan, Epson refrained from announcing its dividend forecast for the fiscal year ending March 2012 when it published its financial outlook on April 28, 2011. Epson has based the above dividend forecast on the latest financial outlook available.

Epson does not plan to revise its consolidated results outlook for the fiscal year ending March 2012.

About Epson
Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader that is dedicated to exceeding the vision of customers worldwide through its compact, energy-saving, high-precision technologies, with a product lineup ranging from printers and 3LCD projectors for business and the home, to electronic and crystal devices.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises nearly 75,000 employees in 100 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates.