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January 29, 2009

Notice of Year-End Dividend Plan for Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2009

TOKYO-Toshiba Corporation has announced that its Board of Directors, meeting today, provisionally decided not to pay a year-end dividend to shareholders recorded in the shareholder register as of March 31, 2009.

  Dividends per share
Date of record Interim
(September 30)
(March 31)
Full year
Dividends for FY 2008 5 Yen 0 yen* 5 Yen*
Actual dividends for FY 2007 6 Yen 6 Yen 12 Yen
* Provisional

Separately published forecasts for FY2008, ending March 31, 2009, indicate that business results will fall substantially into the red. In responding to this, Toshiba Board regretted that it had to forego payment of the dividend.

This report contains forward-looking statements concerning future plans, strategies and the performance of Toshiba Group. These statements are based on management's assumptions and beliefs in light of the economic, financial and other data currently available. Furthermore, they are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. Toshiba therefore wishes to caution readers that actual results may differ materially from our expectations. Major risk factors that may have a material influence on results are indicated below, though this list is not necessarily exhaustive.
. Disputes including lawsuits in Japan and other countries
. Success or failure of alliances or joint ventures promoted in collaboration with other companies;
. Success or failure of new businesses or R&D investment;
. Changes in political and economic conditions in Japan and abroad; unexpected regulatory changes;
. Major disasters, including earthquakes and typhoons;
. Rapid changes in the supply/demand situation in major markets and intensified price competition;
. Significant capital expenditure for production facilities and rapid changes in the market;
. Changes in financial markets, including fluctuations in interest rates and exchange rates.

This Web site contains projections of business results, statements regarding business plans and other forward-looking statements. This information is based on certain assumptions, such as the economic environment, business policies and other factors, as of the date when each document was posted. Actual results may differ significantly from the estimates listed here.

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