The policy regarding dialogue with the shareholders of the Group is as follows.
Framework for Promoting Dialogue
The Kurita Group discloses information in accordance with the laws related to information disclosure, such as the Companies Act and the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, and regulations for the timely disclosure of corporate information established by the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The Kurita Group will actively and fairly disclose financial information, including information about financial conditions and the results of operations, management strategies, policies for capital efficiency, etc. This information is deemed to be effective for facilitating the shareholders and investors’ understanding of the Kurita Group.
- (1)The responsible official in charge of conducting constructive dialogue with shareholders and investors shall be the General Manager of the Corporate Planning Division. The General Manager of the Corporate Planning Division shall individually engage in dialogue with shareholders and investors upon receiving a request for dialogue from shareholders and investors, and work to set up a useful place for shareholders and investors by securing opportunities for dialogue between shareholders and investors and the President and other members of management.
- (2)As an organization that supports dialogue with shareholders and investors, the Company will set up a full-time IR and SR section in the Corporate Planning Division, and appoint full-time IR and SR staff. To identify and gather important in-house information and manage it appropriately, the General Manager of the Corporate Planning Division will also set up an IR and SR liaison group consisting of the persons in charge in the Corporate Planning Department, Accounting Department, CSR and Investor Relations Department to share information regularly or as needed. The General Manager of the Corporate Planning Division will manage this group and provide the information necessary for dialogue.
Efforts to Enhance IR and SR Activities
The General Manager of the Corporate Planning Division shall be in charge of IR and SR activities that will serve as dialogue alternatives to individual meetings. The full-time IR and SR staff will work to enhance dialogue with shareholders by planning and conducting various explanatory meetings and transmitting more information. The General Manager of the Corporate Planning Division shall report the results of and plans for IR and SR activities at meetings of the Board of Directors each year.
Conveying the Feedback of Shareholders and Investors to Management
The General Manager of the Corporate Planning Division shall convey the feedback and concerns of shareholders and investors identified through dialogue with them to the Board of Directors on a regular basis or as needed. The full-time IR and SR staff shall prepare the minutes soon after the dialogue is conducted, and provide an environment where the directors, the members of the Audit & Supervisory Board, and the executive offices are able to read the minutes whenever they wish to do so.
Management of Insider Information
The Company has established the "Regulations Concerning Regulations on Insider Trading of Shares, etc." as specified by law to prevent insider trading from occurring, and will work to observe the Regulations in dialogues with shareholders and investors.