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 2020 were restricted by the pandemic, the DIC Group worked to secure opportunities for remote dialogue. Notable steps included increasing the number of financial results presentations held annually for institutional investors and securities analysts from two to four, an achievement made possible by the use of teleconferencing and web conferencing systems. Such measures to promote discourse despite the challenges posed by COVID-19 were successful in enhancing communication with the investment community.
For investors in North America, Europe, the PRC and the Asia–Pacific region, the DIC Group held IR meetings via teleconference to encourage greater familiarity with its business strategies. Active efforts to advance communication with domestic and overseas investors also included 93 one-on-one meetings conducted in person or by telephone. Online seminars for individual investors were also conducted twice during the fiscal year, welcoming a total of approximately 1,800 individuals, aimed at deepening understanding of the Group’s business activities and ESG initiatives.
The DIC Group also continued to actively provide information for individual investors with whom direct communication was not possible via its global website and the media, as well as through social media. DIC has published Japanese-language transcripts of its financial results presentations twice annually since fiscal year 2018 and in fiscal year 2020 also began publishing English-language translations of these transcripts. Indicative of the high marks given these efforts, DIC won a grand prize in Daiwa Investor Relations Co., Ltd.’s 2020 Internet IR Awards and was included in Nikko Investor Relations Co., Ltd.’s Ranking of Japanese Listed Companies’ Websites.