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IR Activity Policy

Last update: June 7, 2018

 Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. conducts IR activities based on the following policy. Our aim is to contribute to the increase in corporate value over the medium to long term and sustainable growth of the Company, and to provide shareholders, investors, and all other stakeholders with a better understanding of the Company so that they can evaluate it appropriately.

1. Basic Policy on Constructive Dialogue with Shareholders and Investors

 Constructive dialogue with shareholders and investors contributes to the increase in corporate value over the medium to long term and sustainable growth of the Company. Our policy on such dialogue is determined by the Board of Directors.

  • The Company has a dedicated department (the Investor Relations Department) responsible for planning and execution of activities for dialogue with shareholders and investors.
  • The Investor Relations Department is responsible for overall dialogue with shareholders and investors, and the president is in charge of it. The president, directors, and so forth strive to meet with shareholders and investors personally, in accordance with their wishes and the main topics of dialogue.
  • The Investor Relations Department has regular meetings with the departments in charge of corporate development, financial planning, legal affairs, accounting, public relations, and so forth, to promote smooth dialogue with shareholders and investors. The meetings facilitate the cooperation within the Company, such as information sharing, and the department also conducts appropriate exchange of information with the respective operating companies.
  • The opinions, wishes, concerns, and so forth gathered through dialogue with shareholders and investors are reported to management and the Board of Directors meetings as required, so that they can be reflected in management activities and business operation.
  • The Company strives to promote deeper understanding of its management activities and business operations among shareholders and investors. Specific activities include the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders and individual meetings, as well as proactive quarterly financial results briefings and briefings at operating companies.
  • To ensure that material information is not selectively presented only to certain people in the dialogue with shareholders and investors, the Company has determined the basic policy on information disclosure detailed in 2. below, and rigorously manages important information.
    The Information Management Department has been established under the information management supervisor of the Company, and strives to prevent external leakage of material information and insider trading.
  • The Company will assess the shareholder composition on the shareholders’ registry at the end of the first half of the fiscal year and at the fiscal year-end. In addition, the Company will conduct a survey to determine the shareholders who effectively hold the Company’s shares and use the results for constructive dialogue with shareholders and investors.

2. Basic Policy on Information Disclosure

 The Company’s basic policy is to provide fair and highly transparent information disclosure to shareholders, investors, and all other stakeholders. To obtain a correct evaluation of its corporate value, the Company conducts proper information disclosure in line with applicable laws and regulations as well as securities exchange listing rules. Moreover, to assist all stakeholders to deepen their understanding of the Company, we also strive to actively disclose information judged likely to have an impact on shareholder and investor decisions, even if the information is not subject to disclosure obligations under applicable laws and regulations or securities exchange listing rules.

1. Standard for Disclosure
The Company considers the following information to require disclosure.
ⅰ) Information for statutory or timely disclosure
Information requiring disclosure under laws and regulations such as the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act and the Companies Act
Information requiring disclosure under the securities exchange listing rules, such as those set out by the Tokyo Stock Exchange
ⅱ) Information for discretionary disclosure
Information that is likely to have an impact on shareholders and investors investment decisions, even though it is not information described in i).
2. Information Disclosure Methods
Statutory disclosures under the Financial Instruments & Exchange Act are disclosed through EDINET (electronic disclosure system for disclosure documents such as annual securities reports in accordance with the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act), while information disclosures required by securities exchange listing rules and so forth are disclosed through TDnet (timely disclosure information transmission system provided by the Tokyo Stock Exchange). Timely disclosure materials are also provided in English, so that information can be disclosed fairly and promptly not only with in Japan, but also to overseas markets. Furthermore, in principle, all disclosures are also promptly posted on the Company’s website. Discretionary disclosures are made appropriately, such as by posting on the Company’s website. The Company strives to help stakeholders gain a deeper understanding of its businesses by holding business strategy briefings for domestic analysts and institutional investors and publishing an Integrated Report, Corporate Outline, and so forth.
3. Quiet Period
The Company observes a quiet period from the day following the financial closing date until the day of announcement of financial results in order to prevent financial information leaks and ensure fair disclosure. During this period, the Company refrains from making comments or answering questions regarding its financial results.
However, even during the quiet period, the Company will respond to inquiries regarding information that does not relate to its financial results or information that has already been publicly disclosed.
Moreover, if any major event requiring disclosure under the securities exchange listing rules and so forth occurs during the quiet period, for example if the results are expected to deviate significantly from the earnings forecast, the Company makes a public announcement appropriately in line with the securities exchange listing rules and so forth.
4. Forward-Looking Statements
The information disclosed by the Company may contain forward-looking statements. These statements are based on management’s judgment in accordance with materials available to the Company at the time of disclosure, with future projections based on certain assumptions. The forward-looking statements therefore incorporate various risks, estimates, and uncertainties, and as such, actual results and performance may differ from the future outlook included in disclosed information due to various factors, such as changes in business operations and the financial situation going forward.