This body, which has members including external specialists, provides advice and makes suggestions to the president and CEO when necessary.(2) Director (Audit & Supervisory Committee member) remuneration Audit & Supervisory Committee member remuneration is discussed and decided by the Audit & Supervisory Committee in accordance with the Company’s internal rules on director remuneration and based on each member’s duties and responsibilities, within totals approved at the General Meeting of Shareholders.Policy on Holdings of Capital Tie-Up SharesThe Company views the establishment and maintenance of stable, long-term relationships with business partners as a matter of impor-tance. For this reason, shares of stock are held to form capital tie-ups when deemed appropriate based on a comprehensive evaluation of factors such as the Company’s business relationship with the partner in question. We only acquire such holdings when increasing trust and coordination with the business partner through holdings is judged as an effective means of mutually raising corporate value, and these holdings are reviewed based on this perspective when necessary. In exercising voting rights, the Company respects the management policies of the investee and votes for or against proposals based on a careful examination of whether or not the proposal will contribute to improved corporate value and shareholder returns.Shareholder InteractionsThe Company seeks to engage in constructive interactions with shareholders and other investors that contribute to sustainable growth and medium-to-long-term improvements in corporate value. The Company has established an investor relations (IR) activity system and advances proactive initiatives based on the following policies to facilitate this endeavor.(1) The ofcer responsible for IR implements and oversees the Company’s various IR activities, including individual meetings with shareholders and investors. In regard to responses to requests for individual meetings, members of senior management or directors will meet with shareholders or investors requesting meetings based, whenever appropriate, on the desires and interests of the requester. In the scal year ended March 31, 2016, we held individual meetings with more than 180 domestic and overseas institutional investors and analysts.(2) The Public Relations Ofce, Finance & Accounting Department, General Affairs & Legal Department, and Corporate Strategic Ofce will play a central role in advancing the Company’s various IR activities. Relevant divisions pursue close coordination with these ofces and departments, exchanging information on a daily basis and meeting with members of senior management as appropriate to share necessary information.(3) In addition to individual meetings, the Company’s IR activities include regular briengs on nancial results and medium-term business plans, visits to overseas investors, participation in IR conferences at which overseas investors gather, business explana-tory forums, and Company briengs for individual investors. In the scal year ended March 31, 2016, the Company participated in a total of four IR conferences held in Tokyo and London and also held a Company brieng for individual investors in Kyoto. We seek to expand the range of information provided to domestic and overseas shareholders and other investors by publishing shareholder newsletters and annual reports and posting information in the IR section of our corporate website. At the same time, we collect feedback from a wide range of shareholders and other investors through surveys that are attached to shareholder newsletters and made available in the IR website.(4) Opinions and concerns of shareholders and other investors solicited through IR activities are relayed to management by the relevant divisions via quarterly business reports at the Board of Directors’ meetings or reported appropriately to management on an as-required basis.(5) In interactions with shareholders and other investors, we practice stringent management of information in accordance with the internal Insider Trading Prevention Regulations to ensure that insider information is not disclosed. In addition, the Company’s disclosure policy stipulates that we will observe a quiet period that begins approximately one month prior to the announcement of quarterly nancial results to avoid leaks of nancial results and to maintain fairness. During this period, we will not answer questions or make comments on our nancial results and forecasts.37LINTEC ANNUAL REPORT 2016


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