With Shareholders and Investors
Ties with Shareholders and Investors
The DIC Group has established a policy for promoting constructive dialogue with shareholders and strives to ensure fair, appropriate and timely
disclosure and to communicate closely with shareholders and investors, as well as to raise awareness of its ESG initiatives. Views and concerns
expressed are shared with management and incorporated into operations as appropriate.
While opportunities for in-person communication with shareholders and investors in fiscal year 2021 were restricted by the pandemic, the DIC Group worked to secure opportunities for remote dialogue. Notable steps included holding financial results presentations for institutional investors and securities analysts four times each fiscal year using teleconferencing and web conferencing systems. For institutional investors in North America, Europe, the PRC and the Asia–Pacific region, the Group held IR meetings via teleconference to encourage greater familiarity with its business strategies. The Group also held its first online ESG presentation for institutional investors and securities analysts to enhance disclosure regarding its sustainability program. Other active efforts to advance communication with domestic and overseas investors included 119 one-on-one meetings conducted in person or by telephone.
The DIC Group also continued to actively provide information for individual investors, posting a video of an online asset management fair, as well as various corporate information videos, to encourage a deeper understanding of the Group’s business activities and ESG initiatives among investors of all ages. These videos have been viewed approximately 4,400 times to date.
In addition, the Group continued to actively provide information for investors with whom direct communication was not possible, publishing transcripts and voice recordings of its ESG and financial results presentations on its global website. Indicative of the high marks given these efforts, in fiscal year 2021 DIC won a grand prize in Daiwa Investor Relations Co., Ltd.’s Internet IR Awards and was included in Nikko Investor Relations Co., Ltd.’s Ranking of Japanese Listed Companies’ Websites, both for the second consecutive year. The Company also won a grand prize in the newly established Sustainability category of the aforementioned Daiwa Investor Relations’ competition.