Disclosure and IR

The Company is fully committed to undertaking fair and timely disclosure in an easily understandable manner of any information that could have a material bearing on the investment decisions of investors. Such disclosure is conducted on an ongoing basis, and is focused on the requirements of shareholders and investors. The Company's policy in this regard is in line with the Financial Instruments and Exchange Act and the Securities Listing Regulations of Tokyo Stock Exchange, Inc. governing the timely disclosure of information concerning the issuers of publicly listed securities. KDDI discloses its IR Basic Policy [1] on its website, explaining such matters as fundamental thinking regarding IR activities and the system for disclosing pertinent information. In particular, KDDI has set up a Disclosure Committee that concentrates on determining what information should be disclosed with the goal of improving business transparency and supplying appropriate information to the public.

KDDI takes the opinions expressed by shareholders and investors seriously, communicating them not only to management but also to employees in general. Such opinions are considered an extremely valuable reference in the formation of business and management strategies.

Open link in a new windowIR Basic Policy

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    IR Basic Policy is an item for resolution by the Board of Directors.

IR Basic Policy

KDDI places top management priority on building a trusting relationship with its shareholders and investors, ensuring value-oriented corporate management, active information disclosure, and enhanced communication.

Three IR Activity Guidelines

Through IR based on the activity guidelines outlined below, we strive to build long-term, trust-based relationships with shareholders and investors, as well as maximize our corporate value.

Open IR activities

We value interactive dialogue with our shareholders and investors as well as ensuring accountability to our shareholders and investors through honest and fair information disclosure.

Proactive IR activities

By always incorporating new ideas into our IR activities, we strive to make KDDI known to more people and promote further knowledge of the Company.

Organized IR activities

Under the leadership of management, all of our officers and employees, including those of Group companies, engage in organized IR activities to further increase corporate value.

IR Activities in the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2016

Enhancing Communication

Earnings presentation meetings were held quarterly to allow management to directly communicate the Company's results. KDDI also held individual and small group meetings with investors from Japan and overseas, and participated in various conferences and seminars for individual investors sponsored by securities companies for better communication.

Also, timely feedback was provided to management based on opinions and requests from shareholders and investors.

In recognition of these initiatives, KDDI was ranked No. 1 in the Best IR Professionals Communications Category and No. 2 in the Best IR Companies Communications Category in Institutional Investor magazine's Best IR Company Rankings 2016.

Results of IR Activities in the Fiscal Year Ended March 31, 2016

(Times)
Individual meetings with institutional investors977
Financial results briefings4
Overseas road shows11
Seminars for individual investors [2]62
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    Includes seminars for individual investor sales staff of securities companies

Active Information Disclosure

KDDI provides webcasts of its results presentations on its website, and also posts an English-language version of its results presentations. Earnings reports, financial statements and operational data, information related to corporate governance, and other types of disclosure documents are made available. Information is prepared for use on multiple devices, including various web browsers, smartphones, and tablets.

KDDI's IR activities earned strong praise during the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016. We were recognized through the receipt of the "Internet IR Best Company Award in 2015," by Daiwa Investor Relations Co., Ltd. We also ranked third in the "Gomez IR Website Overall Ranking 2015" by Morningstar, Inc., and fifth of all listed companies in Japan for the HP Depth Ranking by Nikko Investor Relations Co., Ltd.

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