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When was Samsung Electronics (SEC) incorporated?
Samsung Electronics was incorporated in 1969 as Samsung Electronics Manufacturing, and listed on the Korea Stock Exchange (KSE) on June 11, 1975. The company was renamed Samsung Electronics in 1984.
What is SEC's credit rating?
Samsung Electronics receives credit ratings on long-term foreign-currency bonds from the two largest credit rating agencies, US firms Standard & Poor's ("S&P") and Moody's Investors Services ("Moody's"). The Company's credit ratings as of August, 2021 were: Aa3 with a stable outlook by Moody's and AA- with a stable outlook by S&P.
Information of Samsung's credit rating Date Security Rating Credit rating agency May 2019 Corporate bond Aa3 Moody's July 2019 Corporate bond AA- S&P August 2019 Corporate bond Aa3 Moody's July 2020 Corporate bond AA- S&P September 2020 Corporate bond Aa3 Moody's July 2021 Corporate bond AA- S&P August 2021 Corporate bond Aa3 Moody's
Note: Rating ranges are AAA to D for S&P and Aaa to C for Moody's
What are SEC's business divisions?
Samsung Electronics’s business divisions are organized in a two-pronged framework consisting of finished products and component businesses. The finished product business consists of the DX Division, which is responsible for the roduction and sales of TVs, monitors, refrigerators, washing machines, air conditioners, HHPs, which includes smartphones, as well as network systems, and computers. The component business consists of the DS Division, which manufactures and sells DRAM, NAND flash, and mobile APs, and SDC, which manufactures and sells display panels (DPs), including mobile OLED panels and LCD panels for TVs and monitors. Harman (acquired in 2017) manufactures and sells products such as Digital cockpits, telematics, and speakers.
Who is on SEC's Board of Directors
Samsung Electronics' Board of Directors consists of eleven Directors, six of whom are Independent Directors. The table below (also shown in the Governance & CSR section) provides detailed information on each member.
Information of Samsung's Board of Directors Director type Title Name Responsibility Independent Chairman of the Board
& Independent Director
Han-Jo Kim Chairman of the Board,
Audit Committee, Related Party Transactions Committee,
Executive Vice Chairman & CEO (DX) Jong-Hee Han Vice Chairman & Head, Device eXperience President & CEO (DS) Kye-Hyun Kyung President & Head, Device Solutions President & Head of MX Tae-Moon Roh President & Head, Mobile eXperience President & Head of Corporate Management Office (DX) Hark-Kyu Park President & CFO President & Head of Memory Jung-Bae Lee President & Head, Memory Independent Independent Director Sun-Uk Kim Audit Committee, Related Party Transactions Committee,
Independent Director Jeong Kim Audit committee, Independent Director Recommendation Committee,
Compensation Committee, Sustainability Committee
Independent Director Jun-Sung Kim Compensation Committee, Sustainability Committee
Shares and Dividends
How to buy SEC shares?
Please refer to the How to Buy Stock section our our website.
Which exchanges does Samsung Electronics stock trade on?
SEC trades on the London Stock Exchange, Luxembourg Stock Exchange, and the Korea Exchange
What are the stock/ticker symbols for Samsung Electronics?
Information of Samsung Electronics's Board of Directors Division Original Shares (Seoul) GDR Listed Exchanges Common Preferred Common Preferred KRX KS005930
- - London - - SMSN
- Luxemburg - - - SMSD
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When does Samsung pay dividends?
- In 2017, Samsung Electronics initiated quarterly dividend payments. The Board of Directors, via resolution, determines whether to distribute a quarterly dividend, as well as the associated amount, for each of the first three quarters of a year. In accordance with relevant laws, such dividends are paid within 20 days of the corresponding Board of Directors resolution.
The payment of an end-year dividend (and the associated amount) is determined through a resolution at the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders. If such a dividend is distributed, it is paid within one month of the Annual General Meeting.
The record dates are March 31, June 30, and September 30 for quarterly dividends, and December 31 for the end-year dividend.
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Can I receive my GDR dividends in my local currency if I live abroad?
- Samsung Electronics pays dividends in Korean currency through the Korean Securities Depository, who transfers the dividend in US dollars to Citigroup in New York, who then distributes the dividend in US dollars to investors.
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What is SEC's fiscal year and the corresponding earnings release dates?
Samsung Electronics' fiscal year is equivalent to the calendar year. Typically, our earnings release for 1Q is in April, 2Q in July, 3Q in October, and 4Q in January of the following year. For historical data as well as information on upcoming events, please refer to our IR Events section of the website.