1. Basic policy regarding information disclosure

Our company carries out information disclosure in accordance with the Companies Act, Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, and other laws, ordinances, and regulations, as well as the rules on the timely disclosure of company information set forth in the “Securities Listing Regulations” of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (hereinafter the “Timely Disclosure Rules”). Furthermore, we promptly and accurately disclose financial information and company information on the status of our business activities and so on in a continuous manner in order to ensure fairness and equality for all stakeholders including shareholders and investors. 

2. Method of information disclosure

In the case of information that falls under the Timely Disclosure Rules, we carry out releases via “TDnet” (the timely-disclosure information communication system offered by the Tokyo Stock Exchange), make announcements to news organizations via the press club within the Tokyo Stock Exchange (Kabuto Club) and so on, and promptly make posts on our company’s website. Even in the case of company information that does not fall under the Timely Disclosure Rules, regarding which disclosure is optional, we still carry out information disclosure in a timely and appropriate manner via posts on our company’s website and so on.

3. Business-performance forecasts and future information

The information that our company discloses, such as business-performance forecasts, forward-looking statements, and future plans, is prepared based on the information that is available at the time of disclosure. As such, it is possible that actual business performance and so on may greatly differ due to various risks and uncertainty factors.

4. Quiet period

Our company has a quiet period that extends from the day after the last day of the quarter, to the day of the announcement of financial results. This is to prevent the leaking of information on financial results, and ensure fairness for investors. During this period, we refrain from responding to inquiries, making comments, and so on in relation to financial results. Nevertheless, if, during the quiet period, we have proved that there will be a significant fluctuation from our forecast regarding business performance, we will carry out information disclosure in accordance with the Timely Disclosure Rules.