Policy for Constructive Dialogue with Shareholders
- Other than the operating results and financial position presentations (end-of-year and 1st-half), consistency in the dialogue with shareholders is achieved by appointing a director in charge of investor relations and having the dialogue performed mainly by the Investor Relations Group, in the Corporate Strategy Planning Department. However, divisional departments can also directly dialogue with shareholders, whenever appropriate, to promote better understanding.
- Information needed for investor relations (IR) activities is gathered from the Investor Relations Group, in the Corporate Strategy Planning Department, and from respective divisional, corporate administrative departments, and subsidiaries in and outside Japan.
- Other than individual meetings, IR activities mainly include year-end and 1st-half operating results and financial position presentations, telephone conference-based first and third-quarter operating results and financial position presentations, small meetings held by the President, small meetings held by securities companies, and participation in conferences or other events. Additionally, information is also published on the Shimadzu website to provide information to a large number of shareholders.
- Feedback from shareholders/investors and analysts obtained via the IR activities above is reported not only to the President and Director in charge of investor relations, but also to the Board of Directors and Executive Committee, as appropriate.
- Based on insider trading regulations, Shimadzu does not disclose inside information. We also practice a quiet period before reporting financial results to prevent discrepancies between the information available to different shareholders.