If the Company reports a surplus at the year end, after clearing taxes, the Company shall first offset accumulated losses (if any), then set aside 10% of the balance as the statutory surplus reserve, and set aside or reverse special surplus reserve per the provisions. After that, the Board of Directors shall propose a surplus distribution plan of the balance plus the retained earnings accrued from prior years, submit the distribution plan to the shareholders’ meeting for approval, and then distribute it. The dividends can be distributed wholly or partly in cash only after a resolution has been adopted by a majority vote at a meeting of the board of directors attended by two-thirds of the total number of directors; and in addition thereto a report of such distribution shall be submitted to the shareholders’ meeting.
Where the special surplus reserve set aside in the preceding paragraph belongs to a part not fully set aside accrued from prior years, the same amount thereof shall be set aside for the special surplus reserve from the retained earnings accrued from prior years. If the special surplus reserve is still insufficient, the amount from the net income after taxes for the current period plus the items other than the net income after taxes for the current period shall be included in the amount of the retained earnings for the current period to be set aside for such a purpose.
The dividends may be distributed either in full in cash, or in the combination of cash and stocks, however the cash dividends shall not be less than 10% of the total amount of dividends.