Communication with Shareholders and Investors
Promoting information disclosure actively based on the Charter of Corporate Behavior.
Konica Minolta believes that maximizing its corporate value is part of meeting the expectations of its shareholders and investors.
In order to maintain close relations with these stakeholders, Konica Minolta is working to ensure that they have a good understanding of all the Group's activities. This is achieved through proactive investor relations (IR) efforts in accordance with the concept of fair and timely disclosure of corporate information, as stated in the Konica Minolta Group Charter of Corporate Behavior.
Active deployment of investor relations activities
Actively engaging in IR activities for institutional and individual investors
Every quarter, Konica Minolta holds results briefings for securities analysts and institutional investors. Individual interviews and meetings are also held after these briefings, as necessary, to provide follow-up information. Konica Minolta also visits institutional investors and actively participates in investor conferences held by brokerages, both in Japan and overseas, in an ongoing effort to communicate directly with investors.
In recent years, ESG investment, which considers corporate approaches to the environment, society, and governance in addition to financial performance, has been rapidly growing. Konica Minolta proactively disseminates information in response to the interests of such investors.
|Financial Results Briefing Session||Every quarter (Tokyo)|
|Investor Conference/Visits||7 meetings (3 in Tokyo, 1 in the United States, 2 in Europe, and 1 in Singapore)|
|Private Investor Briefings
(IR Department response)
|Once (Tokyo: 160 participants)|
|Private Investor Briefings
(Senior executive officer in charge of investor relations)
|Once (Tokyo: 200 participants)|
|CEO small meetings
(Representative Executive Officer President and CEO)
|4 times (For securities analysts and institutional investors, 25 participants)|
(Chairman of the Board and Outside Directors)
|Twice (For securities analysts and institutional investors, 27 participants)|
|Business presentation||Twice (For securities analysts, institutional investors and the media)
✓Business technologies, Performance Materials, and Measuring Instrument (23 securities analysts, 31 institutional investors and, 2 media and others)
✓Bio-healthcare (17 securities analysts, 26 institutional investors)
|ESG small meeting
(Senior executive officer in charge of investor relations and group executive)
|Once (For securities analysts and institutional investors, 11participants from 10 companies)|
|Individual meetings||A total of around 400 meetings (200 companies)|
IR Activities by Top Management
Konica Minolta's top management is actively involved in dialogues with analysts and large institutional investors both in and outside Japan.
Fiscal 2019 is the final year of the Medium Term Business Plan SHINKA 2019. It is a year in which we must show results from new businesses and core/growth businesses, including the acquisition and establishment of a bio-healthcare company as part of Konica Minolta’s TRANSFORM strategy as well as Workplace Hub (WPH), a new concept for office operations.
The expectations investors have for Konica Minolta’s future growth and their interest in the company meant that the President & CEO and the executive officer responsible had more opportunities to provide direct briefings both in and outside Japan during the period covered by the current Medium Term Business Plan and could receive high praise for Konica Minolta’s strategy.
Top management is continuing its proactive involvement in order to deepen stakeholder understanding of Konica Minolta. These activities include continually creating opportunities for executive officers to explain ESG and other non-financial information, and business briefings and tours offered on new and growth businesses to provide a picture of Konica Minolta’s core businesses.
Strengthening the Dissemination of Information
Konica Minolta worked at strengthening its IR website and integrated report, and in fiscal 2018 once again received high ratings from outside organizations.
The IR website was revamped in March 2018, resulting in it winning a gold prize, placing it in first among listed companies in the Gomez IR Website Ranking for the sixth straight year. In the Nikko IR Website Enhancement Ranking, it won the best website award for the eighth consecutive year. In the Daiwa Internet IR Award, last year it won an award for excellence and had won the highest award, the grand prize, for four consecutive years before that (and was first among listed companies three years in a row out of those four years). Thus, the company has continued to receive high evaluations from these three leading evaluation organizations. Konica Minolta believes this is the result of high marks for its global dissemination of a substantial amount of information as the impartiality of information disclosure is stressed and the valuation percentage of English sites and the awareness of timely disclosure continue to increase year after year.
Furthermore, the Integrated Report 2018 included more than just financial information. ESG information, with a special focus on corporate governance, including a dialogue with company directors, was proactively included. In recognition of this kind of balanced information disclosure, the company won a special award in the Nikkei Annual Report Awards 2018, following an honorable mention award for two consecutive years in 2016 and 2017.
In fiscal 2017, the IR website was renewed. The design was also changed completely to make the website easier to use.
Communication with Shareholders and Investors
Committed to fair and timely information disclosure and proactive dissemination of information
In order to ensure fair and timely disclosure of IR information, Konica Minolta has an investor relations section on the Group's website which is updated regularly with the latest information. Available in Japanese and English, the site provides results information, financial data, and other materials. After every quarterly results announcement, videos of briefings, briefing materials with comments, and the main Q&A content are released on the website.
This year, the company surveyed institutional investors and obtained a variety of opinions about its IR initiatives. Those valuable opinions were fed back within the company and will be used to devise more satisfying IR activities.
Corporate Governance Report
The June 2015 adoption of a Corporate Governance Code has resulted in greater emphasis being placed on corporate governance initiatives. The company's views on corporate governance, which it has worked on actively since the early days of management integration, were compiled into a Corporate Governance Report and disclosed on the Japanese and English websites.
Measures to Vitalize the General Shareholder Meetings and Smooth Exercise of Voting Rights.
Early Notification of General Shareholder Meeting
The Company sends the convocation notices at least three weeks in advance of the scheduled date of the General Shareholder Meeting to shareholders in order to enable them to have sufficient time to deliberate on the proposed Agenda of Items. Simultaneously, the convocation notices and its English translation is posted on the Company's website.
Scheduling AGMs to Avoid the Peak Day
The meeting is scheduled to avoid the peak day so that as many shareholders as possible can attend.
Allowing Electronic Exercise of Voting Rights
Shareholder scan exercise voting rights via the Internet by accessing the website for exercising voting rights designated by the Company through a personal computer, smartphone or cellular phone.
Japanese and overseas institutional investors can vote by using ICJ's electronic voting platform. However, pre-registration is required for the use of the platform.
Participation in Electronic Voting Platform
The Company posts convocation notices and its English translation on ICJ's electronic voting platform. Japanese and overseas institutional investors who have pre-registered for the use of the platform can directly access the contents of the convocation notices for deliberation, thus enhancing their convenience.
Providing Convocation Notice in English
As explained above, the Company posts English translations of convocation notices on the website. In addition English translations of convocation notices are also placed on the electronic voting platform.
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