We disclose information in a timely and appropriate manner with the aim of being properly understood and trusted by stakeholders.
Accordingly, we disclose information based on the Disclosure Policy described below as a part of a healthy and transparent corporate communications and disclosure approach.
Coca-Cola Bottlers Japan Holdings Group (hereafter “Our Group”) discloses information in a timely and appropriate manner under the principles of transparency, fairness and sustainability with the aim of gaining trust from society so that domestic and overseas stakeholders, including shareholders and investors, can properly understand and evaluate Our Group.
Our Group disclose information according to the Companies Act, the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, and other laws inside and outside Japan, as well as rules on the timely disclosure of corporate information stipulated in the Securities Listing Regulations of the listed exchange (hereafter Timely Disclosure Rules) and other rules. Our Group proactively provide information deemed relevant for investment decisions and understanding of Our Group even when the information is not subject to the Timely Disclosure Rules.
Information subject to the Timely Disclosure Rules is promptly published on the corporate website following disclosure via the Timely Disclosure Network (TDnet) provided by the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Regarding information that is not subject to the Timely Disclosure Rules, Our Group strive to ensure that stakeholders have access to relevant information by posting materials on the corporate website, webcasting company earnings presentations, etc. when the information is deemed important for making investment decisions and understanding Our Group.
Handling of Earnings Forecasts and Future Information
Any forward-looking statements, including plans, performance forecasts and strategies, are based on the assumptions and judgment of the management of Our Group in view of data and information available as of the date the material is released. Therefore, these forecasts may differ materially from actual performance due to various risks and uncertain factors. These risks and uncertain factors are included in company earnings materials in the Forward-looking Statements notice.
Handling of Insider Information (Designation of Quiet Period)
From the day after the quarterly settlement day to the announcement of the financial results, Our Group enter into a Quiet Period to refrain from making comments or responding to questions on financial results of the most recent settlement period and/or performance forecasts in order to prevent inappropriate disclosure of financial information and to maintain impartiality. However, Our Group may respond to questions during the Quiet Period if they are under the scope of information previously disclosed or otherwise publicly available.
Our Group endeavor to disclose information in a timely and appropriate manner in accordance with the Timely Disclosure Rules when there is any new information that is subject to these rules or when there is a material difference in expectations versus previously disclosed earnings forecasts.
The policy is enacted and enforced effective January 1, 2018.