Under the Group philosophy that we aim at developing the Group by making a broad contribution to society as a fair and trusted business entity, J. Front Retailing promotes IR activities for the purpose of maintaining and developing relations of trust with stakeholders including shareholders and investors. By accurately and plainly disclosing important information on J. Front Retailing in a fair, timely and appropriate manner, we aim to improve management transparency and help stakeholders better understand J. Front Retailing.
Information disclosure standards
J. Front Retailing discloses important corporate information in a timely and appropriate manner in accordance with laws and regulations including the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act and the timely disclosure rules enacted by the Financial Instruments Exchanges where J. Front Retailing is listed. As for any information deemed useful to stakeholders including shareholders and investors, even where such laws and regulations and the timely disclosure rules do not apply to it, J. Front Retailing recognizes it as important information on corporate activities, which is required by society, and proactively discloses it fairly and promptly in an appropriate manner.
Information disclosure method
J. Front Retailing discloses important corporate information to which the timely disclosure rules apply through the TDnet (Timely Disclosure Network) system provided by the Tokyo Stock Exchange, while posting the same information on its website as quickly as possible. As for any information that is deemed to help stakeholders better understand J. Front Retailing, even where the timely disclosure rules do not apply to it, J. Front Retailing works to publicize such information on its website as well as by using SNS and publishing annual reports.
Improvement of communication
J. Front Retailing's efforts to improve communication include timely disclosure and information transmission on its website in combination with various briefings and meetings and responses to inquiries from shareholders, investors and security analysts. The comments and requests received from shareholders, investors and security analysts are widely shared among J. Front Retailing and related companies of the Group and we refer to them in company management to increase corporate value.
In order to prevent the leakage of financial information and ensure fairness, J. Front Retailing refrains from answering any questions concerning financial results during the quiet period from the day following the closing date of each quarter until the release of financial results. However, in the event of a significant deviation from financial forecasts, even during the quiet period, J. Front Retailing will disclose information in a timely and appropriate manner.
Forward-looking statements including future plans, prospects and strategies as disclosed by J. Front Retailing are prepared based on certain assumptions J. Front Retailing deems reasonable at the time of disclosure and include certain risks and uncertainties. Therefore, actual results may differ from forecasts and prospects due to future changes in economic and business environment surrounding J. Front Retailing.