Disclosure policy

1. Basic policy

The Company discloses corporate information such as the Group’s management details and business activity status with the aim of building and maintaining relationships of trust with all stakeholders, including shareholders and investors, in accordance with relevant laws and regulations such as the Companies Act, the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act and the Timely Disclosure Rules established by the Tokyo Stock Exchange (hereinafter referred to as the Timely Disclosure Rules). In addition, the Company always ensures the accuracy of the disclosed corporate information and disseminates information in a timely, appropriate and fair manner.

2. Information disclosure method

Regarding information that requires disclosure based on the Timely Disclosure Rules, the Company discloses such information using the Timely Disclosure Information Transmission System (TDnet) provided by the Tokyo Stock Exchange. In addition, such information will be posted on our website promptly after disclosure through this system. Also, if we determine that information not required by the Timely Disclosure Rules is useful for all stakeholders to deepen their understanding of the Company, we disclose this information through suitable means such as posting it on our website.

3. Enhancing communication and feedback

In addition to timely disclosure and information dissemination through our website, we endeavor to enhance direct communication, by holding financial results briefings (for institutional investors and analysts), conducting questionnaires with shareholders, and responding to daily inquiries. At meetings of the Board of Directors, we share information on the opinions and requests of our shareholders and investors and use them as a reference for corporate management aimed at improving corporate value.

4. Information disclosure staff

In principle, the General Manager of the Corporate Management Department and the IR Department (Corporate Planning Office) respond to individual inquiries and interviews received from outside institutions such as the media and research organizations. If the content of the inquiry or interview is specific or of specialized nature (such as technology, finance, general affairs, etc.), the officer or employee in charge who is considered appropriate will handle it.

5. Management of important information

Regarding important information such as insider information, we have internal rules regarding the handling of important information before publication and trading of stocks, etc., and strive to “properly manage important information” and “prevent insider trading.”

6. Setting the silence period

To prevent leakage of financial results information and ensure fairness of information disclosure, the Company has set a certain period from the day after financial closing (including quarterly financial closing) to the announcement of financial results as a “silence period.” During this period, we will refrain from answering questions and comments regarding financial results. However, even during the silence period, we may disclose information regarding revisions to earnings forecasts and dividend forecasts in accordance with the Timely Disclosure Rules. In addition, we will respond to inquiries to the extent such inquiries are about information that has already been published.

Enacted on July 14, 2021