Investor Engagement

Creating a more open, interactive shareholders meeting

Creating a more open, interactive shareholders meeting

In an effort to make its shareholders meeting more open and easier for shareholders to attend, OMRON schedules meetings at least three working days before the day on which the shareholders meetings of other large companies are concentrated. OMRON also uses a conveniently located hotel at the JR Kyoto Station as a venue. To give shareholders more time to prepare for the meeting, in fiscal 2016 the printed convocation notice for the general meeting of shareholders was forwarded to shareholders four weeks before the meeting. Even prior to this, the convocation notice was posted on the OMRON website five weeks before the meeting.

For improved shareholder convenience, OMRON has adopted an electronic voting system, which allows shareholders to exercise their voting rights via PC, smartphone, or other mobile devices, in addition to exercise by mail. OMRON has also been participating in the Electronic Voting Platform, so that institutional investors in Japan and abroad can quickly access documents for the general meeting and smoothly exercise voting rights.

Should institutional investors who hold shares in street names express, in advance of the general shareholders meeting, an interest in exercising voting rights at the meeting, the OMRON Group will consult with the trust bank and/or custodial institutions over this possibility. Should such institutional investor(s) desire to observe the general shareholders meeting, such admission will be accepted after the investor(s) undergo specified procedures.

In fiscal 2016, the number of shareholders in attendance was 1,006, or 184 more than the previous fiscal year. The voting ratio was 86.9%, up 4.9% from the previous fiscal year.

After the close of the general meeting, a roundtable discussion with shareholders was set up to offer shareholders further information on OMRON's initiatives that was not communicated during the general meeting.

Going forward, OMRON will continue striving to organize a more open and constructive shareholders meeting by reflecting feedback from shareholders.

IR Communication

Aiming to strengthen two-way interactive communication

With its investor relations policy emphasizing two-way interactive communication with investors, OMRON is working to provide timely and accurate information on the company's business conditions and management policies. OMRON also aims to reflect investors' comments on its management strategies to the extent possible toward the aim of maximizing corporate value.

For communication with individual investors, OMRON is actively engaged in investor relations activities such as corporate presentations and investor fairs. In fiscal 2016, OMRON offered 8 corporate presentations targeting individual investors, drawing 400 investors.

OMRON also strives to enhance direct communication with institutional investors, interacting with 769 companies in fiscal 2016.

Communication with investors helps OMRON enhance management efficiency and accelerate transparency and integrity of management practices.

Proactively offering information to investors using various tools

To support interactive communication with investors, OMRON proactively provides information regarding the development and marketing of products tailored to local market characteristics, as well as financial results, using various media including IR websites.

OMRON proactively provides information regarding its business strategies and financial results, using the IR website and delivering the streaming video. To ensure timely and appropriate disclosure of corporate information and to minimize information divide between investors in Japan and abroad, financial statements and other related information are posted on the web simultaneously in Japanese and English.

OMRON also arranges tours of OMRON factories in Japan and technology seminars for institutional investors and analysts.

Major activities of investor relations conducted during fiscal 2016

  1. Quarterly meetings for presentation of business results and financial standing
  2. Participation in investor relations conferences for institutional investors
  3. The CEO visits to personally meet institutional investors in Japan and abroad
  4. Factory tours and technology seminars for institutional investors
  5. Corporate presentations for individual investors
  6. Expansion and improvement of web content targeting individual investors
  7. Posting OMRON’s basic information explained by the IR member and review of CEATEC Fair on Longine information site for individual investors
  8. Group discussions between the CEO and Securities analysts