1. Basic Disclosure Policy
Based on the principle of "Appropriate Disclosure of Company Information" laid out in the SCREEN Group CSR Charter and in line with relevant laws and regulations, the SCREEN Group conducts timely, appropriate disclosure in a fair and transparent manner.
Aiming to promote constructive engagement with shareholders and investors, the SCREEN Group properly discloses information likely to be of use in furthering their understanding of the Group, including information not required by such laws and regulations as the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act or by the Timely Disclosure Rules of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE).
2. Disclosure Methods
Information that is required by such laws and regulations as the Financial Instruments and Exchange Law or by the Timely Disclosure Rules of the Tokyo Stock Exchange is disclosed in accordance with the respective law or regulation. Furthermore, information published via the TSE's Timely Disclosure Network (TDnet) is also swiftly published on the "IR" web site and other sections of the SCREEN Group website. In this way, the Group strives to ensure broad-reaching, fair communication with all shareholders and investors.
In accordance with the above Basic Disclosure Policy, the SCREEN Group holds quarterly earnings presentations and small meetings. Through these and other IR activities, the Group discloses necessary information as appropriate in a fair and transparent manner. Documents related to such IR activities are published on the Group's website.
3. Insider Information
In accordance with the Timely Disclosure Rules, corporate information subject to timely disclosure is regarded as insider information and strictly managed until it is published via TDnet.
Furthermore, after such information is disclosed, the SCREEN Group ensures that said information is swiftly published on the Group website as well. In doing so, the Group strives to ensure broad-reaching, fair, and transparent communication of information to all shareholders and investors.
4. Forecasts and Other Forward-Looking Statements
Forecasts and other forward-looking statements published by the Group are based on assumptions made using information available at the time such statements are published. As time passes, various factors, such as shifting market conditions, may cause actual results to differ from the forecasts or other forward-looking statements published.
5. Silent Periods
To prevent leaks of information related to the announcement of results and maintain the fairness of disclosure, the SCREEN Group designates a silent period each quarter, from the day following the quarterly closing of accounts until the said announcement. During silent periods, the Group refrains from answering inquiries on matters related to results or forecasts that will be included in the results presentation. However, this does not necessarily apply to previously published information.
6. IR Activities
In accordance with the above Basic Disclosure Policy, the SCREEN Group holds quarterly presentations in Japan as well as small meetings, overseas IR activities, and presentations for individual investors, seeking to create opportunities for constructive engagement with shareholders and investors by fostering a deeper understanding the Group, including its management strategy and financial standing.
The SCREEN Holdings President, executives in charge of IR and Group finances, and other relevant members of management take part in IR activities to promote constructive engagement. Furthermore, the opinions and views of shareholders and investors gleaned from IR-related dialogue are effectively used as feedback, helping to increase corporate value.
7. Other Considerations