NB: Please note that the timing and details may be changed without notice.
In accordance with the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, other relevant laws, and the "Rules on timely disclosure of corporate information" (referred to below as "Timely Disclosure Rules"), which are rules for listing of securities, stipulated by the Tokyo Stock Exchange, information is disclosed promptly, with transparency, impartiality and continuity as the basic principles. In addition, even if the various laws and the Timely Disclosure Rules are not applicable, any information that is judged to be important and/or beneficial for the understanding of this company by shareholders and investors will be disclosed fully, frequently and impartially.
No individual personal information, clients' information, or information that violates the rights of any concerned parties shall be disclosed.
Disclosure of information stipulated in the Timely Disclosure Rules shall be performed in accordance with those Rules, via the "Timely disclosure information transfer system" (TDnet) provided by the Tokyo Stock Exchange, and after disclosure shall be promptly posted on this company's website.
Even information to which the Timely Disclosure Rules are not applicable shall be disclosed, by means such as posting on this company's website, if the information is judged to be important and/or beneficial.
Rules for management of information and control of insider trading have been established, and this company aims to prevent insider trading. In addition, efforts will be made every year to widely and thoroughly disseminate a basic understanding of the rules about insider trading by all employees and executives, and to educate and enlighten them in this respect, by means such as holding study group meetings, and distributing explanatory documents. Furthermore, warnings about insider trading will be made via the in-house communication system as and when appropriate.
Among business results forecasts, other forecasts, strategies, targets, etc., disclosed by this company, those that do not relate to past or present actual situations are defined as forecasts, and these will be based on information currently held by this company, and schedules, expectations and judgments based on defined premises that are judged to be reasonable. There is, however, the potential for actual business results, etc., to deviate from the disclosed business results forecasts, etc., due to changes in the economic climate and/or various other uncertainty factors.
From the point of view of preventing leakage of accounts settlement information, including quarterly accounts settlement information, and ensuring the impartiality of information disclosure, a silent period is set, from the day after the final date of the accounts settlement (or quarterly accounts settlement) period until the relevant accounts settlement publication date. During the silent period, no responses or comments are made to questions about accounts settlements or business results forecasts. However, if major changes in business results forecasts are expected during the silent period, they will be made public as appropriate, in accordance with the Timely Disclosure Rules.
In accordance with this company's disclosure policy, in order to disclose information as appropriate in accordance with all relevant laws and the Timely Disclosure Rules, appropriate efforts will be made to prepare and fully establish the in-house organization.