Dialogue with Shareholders and Investors

Measures to Promote Constructive Dialogue with Shareholders

  • The Sumitomo Rubber Group

The Company will conduct dialogue with shareholders with the aim of enhancing its corporate value based on the following policies:

① The Company strives to realize dialogue in line with the interests of various stakeholders, with the officer in charge of accounting and finance and the officer in charge of general affairs playing central roles in investor relations (IR) and shareholder relations (SR), respectively.

② The Company’s relevant departments engage in organic, cross-sectional coordination in order to support constructive dialogue with shareholders, institutional investors and other stakeholders. As part of IR activities, we disclose various data via the IR section of the Company’s corporate website and, in 2022, established the IR Office. The Company also hosts IR briefings for analysts and institutional investors. In terms of SR activities, the Company issues various publications for shareholders and prepares integrated reports to provide updates on the status of its business operations, ESG management and other matters while maintaining direct engagement with institutional investors. In these ways, the Company strives to improve its corporate value.

③ The Company considers the opinions gleaned through dialogue with shareholders and investors valuable to the further enhancement of its corporate value. Accordingly, these opinions are periodically reported to the senior management and the Board of Directors. This enables the Board to deliberate on the necessity of acting on said opinions and study measures for doing so.

④ The Company carries out surveys of the actual owners of its shares to determine the details of its shareholder composition. Results of these surveys enable us to take a more proactive approach to IR and SR activities and promote effective shareholder communications.

Respect for Voting Rights Exercised by Shareholders

  • Sumitomo Rubber Industries, Ltd.

Sumitomo Rubber Industries has developed an environment supportive of individual shareholders who seek to bring their opinions as investors to inform its business management. As we aim to heed the opinions of as many shareholders as possible, we have made it possible to exercise voting rights via the Internet on PCs, smartphones and other devices.

The number of votes cast via the Internet at Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders held on March 28, 2023, amounted to 1,204,101, up 112,554 year on year, and accounted for 45.9% of total votes.

In addition, the notice of convocation for the General Meeting of Shareholders is delivered earlier while also being posted on our corporate website, along with its English version. As such, we strive to maintain a supportive environment for all shareholders who exercise their voting rights.

As a result, the ratio of voting rights exercised at the aforementioned General Meeting of Shareholders totaled 89.1% (based on the number of votes), suggesting that a considerable proportion of voting rights were exercised.

Composition of Shareholders by Type
(as of December 31, 2022)


Our Policy on Returning Profit to Shareholders

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Financial Capital: Policy on Returns to Shareholders A Message from the Executive Director in Charge of Finance