IR Policy

Basic Policy

The Benesse Group Principles state that “We seek to grow and develop in a way that earns our shareholders' long term trust.” Accordingly, the Company will strive to earn the trust of its shareholders and investors, and an appropriate evaluation, by conducting investor relations (IR) activities based on the following policy.

IR Organization and Structure

The Company's IR activities are overseen by Director of Human Resources & Corporate Communication, while the planning, management, and promotion of IR activities is undertaken by the IR sections within the Corporate Communications & Investor Relations Department.

The Company's internal divisions, such as the Corporate Strategy, Finance & Accounting, and Corporate Communications divisions, work together flexibly to disclose corporate and financial information accurately and promptly to shareholders and investors and engage in dialogue with them.

Information Disclosure Standard

The Company discloses corporate information at appropriate times based on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's rules on timely disclosure of corporate information of the listed security issuers ("Timely Disclosure Rules.")

The Company also actively discloses information that is not subject to the standards of the Timely Disclosure Rules if it is deemed likely to practically influence the investment decisions of investors and shareholders or to be useful for increasing their understanding of the Company.

Information Disclosure Methods

Information that corresponds to the items for disclosure based on the Timely Disclosure Rules will be disclosed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange's Timely Disclosure Network (“TDnet”) system as well as being promptly posted on the Company's website.

Enhancing Communication

In addition to timely disclosures, the Company will issue IR tools (Supplementary Materials, Data Book, Letter to Shareholders, and so forth) and enhance its website as a means of communicating fairly and clearly with shareholders and investors about its business strategies, business activities, finances, and other important management information.

The Company will hold presentations and respond to daily inquiries, among other means, to enhance direct communication with its shareholders and investors.

The opinions and feedback that the Company receives from shareholders and investors will be promptly communicated to the representative director and CEO, the responsible executive officers, and others, to help improve management.

Silent Period

To prevent leaks of information on financial results, in principle the Company will observe silent periods for three weeks before the scheduled announcement date of quarterly financial results and four weeks before the scheduled announcement of its end-of-year financial results. During these times, the Company will refrain from commenting or answering questions about its financial results.

Disclaimer

Disclosures are not intended to be solicitations to buy or sell securities. Disclosures include risks and uncertainties such as plans, forecasts, and strategies. Future performance forecasts are based on judgments derived from currently available information. Making investment decisions based on the information within is not recommended, and any decisions made are entirely on the judgment of the information user.

Last updated : 2017/06/15