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1.Basic Concept Regarding IR
The Company recognizes the development of a long-term trusting relationship with shareholders and investors as one of the most important management matters. The Company provides appropriate corporate information necessary for shareholders and investors to make investment decisions, and strives to further strengthen the trusting relationship on a continuous basis by engaging in IR activities for enhancing its corporate value through constructive dialogue.
2.IR Information Disclosure Method
Information to which the Timely Disclosure Rules of the Tokyo Stock Exchange apply shall be disclosed through a system provided by the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Following such disclosure, the same information will be posted on the Company website without delay.
EBARA shall actively disclose information deemed valuable for shareholders and investors through the Company website and other means even in cases where said information does not fall under the Timely Disclosure Rules.
3.Points to Note Regarding IR Information Disclosure
EBARA applies a silent period from the day following the last day of each quarter until the announcement of financial results in order to prevent any leaking of financial closing information and to maintain impartiality. During this period, EBARA shall refrain from answering questions related to the relevant financial results.
Of the information disclosed by EBARA, forward-looking statements such as those relating to earnings forecasts and other projections reflect the “assumptions” formed by the Group based on limited information available at the current time and include potential risks and uncertainties. For this reason, actual business results and other matters may differ from these forecasts due to various factors. Key factors that may affect actual business results include, but are not limited to, the state of the global economy, fluctuations in exchange rates, market environment, and other factors.
Handling of Insider Information
To prevent leakage of insider information, EBARA has established and complied with the “Regulations on Prevention of Insider Trading”. In addition, staff members in the IR Division are mandated to take internal training and other programs concerning handling of important facts. When staff members of other divisions have a dialogue with shareholders or investors, the IR Division draws their attention to or gives notice of handling of important facts in advance to thoroughly manage insider information and prevent potential leakage.
In regards to the EBARA Group IR structure, in principle, the IR Department, which is under the direct control of the President, performs all IR activities with the President and Representative Executive Officer as the chief executive. Furthermore, directors (including outsider directors), executive officers and other top management shall have opportunities to hold dialogues directly with shareholders and investors as necessary.
The EBARA Group shall continue to construct a system that allows the Group to share information and insights gained from dialogues with shareholders and investors, and utilize them in corporate management.
5.Initiatives to Enhance IR Activities
In IR activities, to deepen the understanding about business of EBARA and respond to diverse needs of shareholders and investors, EBARA proactively creates opportunities to have dialogues with stakeholders and investors through various means such as 1 on1 meeting mainly for institutional investors, briefings of financial results held every quarter, briefings about business and visits to plants for all investors including individual shareholders, and provision of information via the Company website.