Dialogues Between Outside Directors and Institutional Investors
Sojitz maintains a basic policy of engaging in constructive dialogue with shareholders. Sojitz continues to provide shareholders with appropriate and timely information on management policies and initiatives to achieve sustained growth and increase corporate value over the medium to long term. Shareholders’ opinions are then reported to upper management and reflected in management decisions.
As one facet of these efforts, Sojitz holds small meetings as forums for dialogue between outside directors and institutional investors. The purpose of these meetings is to allow for discussions from an objective standpoint to take place in order to gain the understanding of investors.
Small Meeting Held on November 16, 2021
Held at Sojitz’s head office (with both on-site and online options available), this small meeting was attended by 12 institutional investors from 11 firms (three of whom participated in an online capacity) and four outside directors, who met while observing social distancing guidelines. Lively discussions were held on topics including but not limited to the proceedings at Board of Directors meetings, the activities of the Nomination Committee and the Remuneration Committee, and the formulation of Medium-Term Management Plan 2023.
Small Meeting Held on November 11, 2020
Held at Sojitz’s head office, this small meeting was attended by 11 institutional investors from 11 firms and three outside directors, who met while observing social distancing guidelines. Lively discussions were held on topics including officer compensation systems; environmental, social, and governance (ESG) initiatives; and other factors regarding the role of Sojitz’s value creation and governance efforts.
Small Meeting Held on November 13, 2019
Attended by 11 institutional investors from 11 firms, outside directors, and the chairman of the Board of Directors, this small meeting at Sojitz’s head office saw lively discussion, and a wealth of questions and input was received regarding topics such as the Company’s corporate governance and how outside directors view Sojitz./p>