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Message from the General Manager of Administration Division

Communicating with Shareholders

Kazuki Awai

Executive Officer
General Manager of Administration Division

IHI believes that meeting the expectations of society and bringing benefit to communities are its main responsibilities as a company that seeks the long-lasting trust and support of its shareholders.
The Administration Division is dedicated to communicating effectively with shareholders by providing them with information by post and through the IHI website in a timely manner.
In FY2015, we introduced an information delivery service for shareholders. We posted two mailings, one to send out our Integrated Report and the other to invite shareholders to events. Some 20% of our shareholders, or more than 20,000 people, signed up for the delivery service.
At shareholders' meetings, IHI answers questions about Group activities, corporate governance, etc., and learns about the expectations of shareholders. Moving forward, we will continue to nurture communication with shareholders.

Policy for Constructive Dialogue with Shareholders

(1) Basic stance

IHI Corporation is well aware that timely, appropriate disclosure of corporate information to investors forms the foundation of a sound financial instruments market. Based on the basic principle of promoting highly transparent management throughout the Company, its basic policy with regard to disclosure of information is to disclose important information relating to the Company's management or operations to participants in capital markets promptly, accurately, continuously, and fairly, always from the investor's perspective. The basic policy also calls on the Company to show good faith in being accountable for its management course and key business operations.

(2) Dialogue with shareholders

Guided by this basic policy, IHI pursues investor relations (IR) and shareholder relations (SR) activities, working to enhance its range of disclosure documents and holding financial results presentation meetings, as well as presentations by business division. Through such means as making these available online, the Company strives to provide proactive and fair disclosure.
IHI Corporation also engages in debate on important management policies, corporate governance, and other topics with major shareholders who have investment policies according with the medium- to long-term interests of shareholders. Dialogues with investors are handled by the Public Relations Division, while dialogues with shareholders are handled by the Administration Division, and depending on who has applied to attend, and the purpose and content of the dialogue, directors or executive officers in charge may also attend. Important dialogue content is reported to the Board of Directors.

(3) System for promoting dialogue

The director responsible for the Public Relations Division oversees IR activities, while the director responsible for the Administration Division oversees SR activities. In addition, the Company shares information about every aspect of IR activities, including the collection, sharing, disclosure and storage of material information, by holding meetings led by the director responsible for public relations and investor relations, attended by the Public Relations Division, the Administration Division, the Corporate Planning Division, and the Finance & Accounting Division.

IR Information

IHI Integrated Report 2016

To communicate timely and appropriately with investors and other stakeholders, IHI publishes the IHI Integrated Report, which discloses precise financial and non-financial information. Briefings for financial analysts and institutional investors are held when the financial results for the second quarter and full year are announced. IHI also organizes telephone conferences after announcing its financial results for the first and third quarters.
At each briefing held this year, we provided approximately 100 people with an overview of the term’s financial results, our progress in implementing ongoing business plans and details of the new IHI Group Management Policies 2016.

 

Communication with Overseas Investors

IHI implements proactive IR activities and is using increasingly diverse communication channels for its growing number of foreign shareholders. These include meetings with foreign investors, opportunities to participate in investor conferences and one-on-one interviews.
In FY2015, similar to the prior year, IHI managers travelled to North America, Europe and Asia to forge and renew relationships with institutional investors. Many investors expressed satisfaction with our briefings about our business environment and their pleasure in sharing information about the challenges that IHI faces.
Also during the year, we created numerous opportunities, including investor conferences and one-on-one interviews, to facilitate communication with some 250 foreign institutional investors.

Activities in FY2016

FY2016 is the first year of our Group Management Policies 2016 three-year plan through FY2018. During this period, IHI will hold meetings with analysts and investors to raise awareness of our efforts to strengthen earnings foundations in our four main business areas.

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