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Strengthen information disclosure

Brother Industries, Ltd. (BIL) is committed to building long-term relationships with stakeholders based on trust. To this end, the Brother Group has been increasing the opportunities for providing shareholders and investors with the latest information in plain terms.
Shareholder newsletter is biannually issued to keep our shareholders up to date with the Brother Group's business performance as well as the latest topics. For institutional investors and securities analysts, financial results briefings are held twice a year and presentations are given by the president. We also actively visit these stakeholders and accept their requests for an interview individually. For private investors, we explain our business activities and management strategies by corporate presentations mainly made at the branches of securities companies across the country.

124th annual shareholders meeting
124th annual shareholders meeting

On Friday, June 24, 2016, BIL held the 124th annual shareholders meeting at Nagoya Marriott Associa Hotel (Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture) with the attendance of 755 shareholders, to present the Brother Group's results for FY 2015 and to explain the business outlook for FY 2016. All items on the agenda were approved and passed as drafted, by a majority of the shareholders. The shareholders meeting was followed by a communications meeting where shareholders could talk with Brother's executive officers.

BIL will continue to create opportunities for communicating with as many shareholders and investors as possible, and will actively disclose information.

Actively Organizing Company Information Sessions to Appeal to Private Investors

Hosting many company information sessions for private investors across Japan

Company information session at a Tokyo venue attended by more than 200 individuals.
Company information session at a Tokyo venue attended by more than 200 individuals.
Explanation to private investors who visited the product exhibition space
Explanation to private investors who visited the product exhibition space

BIL actively discloses information to shareholders and investors. Efforts have been made to build trust through biannual shareholder newsletters and various communication opportunities, including company information session.
Recently, the interest of private investors has been increasing more and more due to a booming stock market. Against this backdrop, Brother has been working to increase its "supporters" so that private investors will have a greater affinity for the company and hold their stocks for a long period of time.

In FY2015 (April 1, 2015-March 31, 2016), presentations were held at branches of securities companies in Sapporo, Sendai, Kanazawa, Tokyo, Gifu, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, Amagasaki, Himeji, Hiroshima and Matsuyama (seventeen locations in total). These events were attended by more than 2,500 private investors in total. At each venue, a space was secured to exhibit products, providing valuable opportunities to respond to many questions from investors and directly introduce Brother Group's manufacturing capabilities. A number of encouraging words and expectations toward Brother's future were received from investors who attended the events: this was a solid step forward in increasing the number of "supporters".

BIL will continue to organize presentations across Japan to expose the attractive features of the company and its products. Brother remains committed to further increasing its "supporters" while taking full advantage of opportunities to directly communicate with shareholders and investors.

Evaluation by an External Entity

Brother Industries, Ltd. selected as an MS-SRI index company for the Ninth consecutive year

On January 4, 2017, companies that make up the Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index (MS-SRI) (calculated by Morningstar Japan K.K.) were announced. BIL was again selected as an index company, for the Ninth consecutive year since 2008.
Socially Responsible Investment (SRI) is an investment method whereby companies are evaluated in terms of their social contribution, ethics, and environment, along with conventional investment criteria based on financial analysis. MS-SRI, which is the first SRI stock index in Japan, comprises 150 leading socially responsible companies from among approximately 4,000 listed companies in Japan; stock prices of the 150 companies are used to calculate the index.

BIL was likely chosen as an index company for the Ninth straight year based on a high evaluation of its corporate governance and compliance framework, commitment to various social issues (e.g., employment, health and safety, education, local community, and environment), and information disclosure, against the backdrop of growing investor interest in SRI.

The Brother Group remains committed to gaining further trust from all stakeholders and achieving business growth by promoting global CSR management from a mid- to long-term perspective.

Morningstar Socially Responsible Investment Index (MS-SRI)

  • *:   The information is valid as of January 4, 2017, and is subject to change without notice.

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