Engagement with shareholders and investors requires that they have an understanding of Sumitomo Osaka Cement Group’s current situation and management plans through accurate and timely disclosures of information. It is also important for them to broadly understand our businesses. Sumitomo Osaka Cement carries out investor relations activities using a wide range of tools, including briefing sessions and facility tours.

Disclosure Policy

Basic policy

Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd. (“the Company”, “we” or “our”) discloses fair and equitable information in a timely and appropriate manner. In the course of providing accurate information to stakeholders, including our shareholders, the Company ensures that information disclosed is not boiler-plate or lacking in detail.

Disclosure methods

The Company discloses information required for timely disclosure via TD-NET and press releases as well as on the Company homepage in a timely manner in compliance with relevant regulations such as the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act and based on the “Timely Disclosure Rules” defined by the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

For information that is not covered by the “Timely Disclosure Rules,” the Company makes every effort to disclose information in a prompt and fair manner via the homepage and the media if the Company deems that the information is useful for shareholders, investors and other stakeholders.

Quiet period

The Company provides a quiet period from approximately two weeks before the final settlement date for each fiscal quarter, in order to prevent the leakage of financial results information and to ensure fairness, during which period the Company refrains from commenting on or answering questions related to the financial results. Even during these quiet periods, however, the Company will disclose information on amendments to forecasts of financial results or dividends in a timely manner in accordance with the rules set forth by the Tokyo Stock Exchange and other regulations.

Feedback to Management

The Company actively engages in mutual communication with capital market participants such as shareholders, investors and securities analysts. The Company appropriately and effectively relays shareholder views learned through dialogue to the senior management and Board of Directors, and reflects such views in the medium-term management plans.

Financial results briefings

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We hold financial results briefings for our annual and interim results in order to foster understanding in the company's management status among institutional investors and analysts. During financial results briefings, top management explains our financial results and answers questions. In addition, we also respond to individual requests for information from securities analysts and institutional investors inside and outside of Japan. As a result, we seek to engage a broad range of investors on an ongoing basis.

Visits to plants and business sites

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We host visits to plants and other business sites for institutional investors and analysts in order to promote more in-depth understanding of our operations and businesses.