1. The Policy for Information Disclosure
The Brother Group (hereafter referred to as the Company) has published the Brother Group Global Charter as its foundation for all Brother Group activities in the global marketplace. It proactively discloses information in a fair and highly transparent manner to build a long lasting relationship of trust with all of its stakeholders, including customers, employees, business partners, shareholders, and local communities, and to stay environmentally responsible. The Company also strives to enhance its corporate value continuously through various communications with its stakeholders.
2. The Standards for Information Disclosure
The Company discloses information swiftly in an accurate and fair manner in compliance with laws and the regulations of the financial instrument exchanges, in which it is listed. The Company also discloses information that is not subject to disclosure requirement under the current laws and regulations actively when it concludes that disclosure of such information is beneficial to deepen its stakeholders' understanding of the Company's management policies and business activities.
3. The Method of Information Disclosure
Information pertinent to the Timely Disclosure Rules will be disclosed via the timely disclosure information transmission system (TDnet) provided by the Tokyo Stock Exchange in compliance with those rules.
The Company also makes effort to communicate information not pertinent to the Timely Disclosure Rules to its investors as accurately and impartially as possible through an appropriate method corresponding to the purpose of the timely information disclosure.
4. Silence Period
In order to prevent divulging of financial results and to secure fairness of information disclosure, the Company stipulates the period starting on the following day of the quarterly accounting period until the date of the release of financial results to be the Silence Period in general. During the Silence Period, the Company declines to comment, answer a question, or respond to an interview concerning financial results. However, it will disclose information in a timely and appropriately manner even during the Silence Period in the case in which a significant difference between the forecast and actual results is expected occur.
5. Forward-looking Statements
The Company may disclose information or make a comment on its future business strategy or financial forecast in its press release, on its website, at a financial results briefing or during a Q&A session at a meeting with an analyst or investor. Of this information, information/comments that are not historical facts are based on the Company's view made in light of the information available at the time of the release of such information/comments. Thus, it is subject to risk or uncertainty.
Actual financial results may differ significantly from a forecast due to factors surrounding the Company, including economic trends, market trends, exchange rates, interest rates, or a change in a taxation system or other regulations.