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Showa Denko K K : CORPORATE GOVERNANCE REPORT

09/11/2020 | 04:05am EST

Corporate Governance

Last Updated: September 11, 2020

SHOWA DENKO K.K.

Kohei Morikawa, President and Chief Executive Officer Contact: 03-5470-3111 (General Affairs Office, CSR & General Affairs Department)

Securities Code: 4004 http://www.sdk.co.jp/

The corporate governance of SHOWA DENKO K.K. (the "Company") is described below.

  1. Basic Views on Corporate Governance, Capital Structure, Corporate Attributes and Other Basic Information

1. Basic Views

The Company shall enhance its corporate governance in order to realize "a company contributing to the sound growth of society," which ensures soundness, effectiveness and transparency of management, and continuously enhances its corporate value, thereby earning social trust and esteem. In addition, proper relationships with our shareholders, customers, business partners, community residents, employees, and other stakeholders must also be maintained as well as developed further in order to earn social trust and esteem through continuous enhancement of our corporate value. Based on the above, we have clarified our mission in the form of the Group vision stated below. We shall conduct our business with the aim of realizing this vision.

Vision of the Showa Denko Group

We at the Showa Denko Group will provide products and services that are useful and safe and exceed our customers' expectations, thereby enhancing the value of the Group, giving satisfaction to our shareholders, and contributing to the sound growth of international society as a responsible corporate citizen.

[Reasons for Non-compliance with the Principles of Japan's Corporate Governance Code]

(Principles 4-8 (1) and (2): Meetings consisting solely of Independent Outside Officers and election of the lead Independent Outside Officer)

The Company has appointed four Outside Directors and three Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Members to increase the effectiveness of oversight from an independent and objective standpoint. At every Board of Directors' meeting, each Outside Officer has actively participated in unfettered and constructive discussions about management and other issues. On the date of the Board of Directors' meeting, the Company has provided an opportunity for Chairperson, President and Outside Officers to exchange opinion; and also has held semiannual sessions for all Officers to exchange opinions, so that they are able to fully share information. For these reasons, the Company has neither provided the meetings consisting solely of Outside Officers, nor appointed Lead Outside Director among them. However, the Company shall arrange meetings solely of Outside Officers at their request.

[Disclosure Based on the Principles of Japan's Corporate Governance Code]

(Principle 1-4:Cross-Shareholdings)

(1) Policy on Reduction of Cross-Shareholdings

The Company shall decide the suitability of cross-shareholdings by examining mid- to long-term economic rationality, maintenance and enhancement of business relationships, and other factors. The Company shall reduce the amount of certain cross-shareholdings if it judges that the relevant cross-shareholdings do not contribute to mid- to ling-term appreciation of our corporate value.

(2) Review on the Appropriateness of Cross-Shareholdings

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Every year, the Board of Directors of the Company shall review and judge the suitability of each cross- shareholdings through cost-benefit analysis of capital and other measures based on the results of the evaluation of profitability and feasibility of the relevant cross-shareholdings.

(3) Voting Right Exercise Standard

When the Company exercises its voting rights of cross-shareholdings, the company shall decide approval or disapproval of each item on the agenda by examining whether the item contributes to increasing corporate value and maintaining/increasing shareholders' returns or not.

(Principle 1-7: Transactions among Related Parties)

The Company gains approval from the Board of Directors in accordance with laws and regulations as well as its Rules of Board of Directors for competitive transactions and conflict of interest transactions between the Company and its Directors or Corporate Officers. In addition, the Company reports the results of the said transactions to the Board of Directors.

(Principle 2-6: Roles as Asset Owners of Corporate Pension Plan)

To securely and effectively manage funds for its defined benefit pension plan, the Company has organized the Pension Management Committee consisting of experts from each of Human Resources, Finance & Accounting, and Strategy Planning Divisions. The Committee deliberates on the formulation and review of basic investment policies for the pension funds and a policy asset mix. Also, we have established a structure that allows us to cooperate with an investment consulting firm in deliberating basic investment policies so that we can ensure sustainable and proper pension funds management.

(Principle 3-1: Enhancement of Disclosure)

(1) For company goals (Vision, etc.), management strategies and business plans.

Please refer to the Group's vision, management strategies and mid-term business plan on its website. (URL: http://www.sdk.co.jp/about.html)

(2) Basic views and basic policies on corporate governance

Details of basic views are described in "1.1 Basic Views" in this report. Concerning basic policies, "Corporate Governance Basic Policies" is posted on the Company's website.

(URL: http://www.sdk.co.jp/about/governance.html)

  1. The Board of Directors' policies and procedures in determining the compensation of the senior management and Directors
    Remuneration of Executive Directors and Corporate Officers shall consist of base remuneration, short-termperformance-linked remuneration, and mid- to long-termperformance-linked remuneration. In addition to the amount of base remuneration which is determined based on titles and other factors, the amount of performance-linked remuneration shall be determined in consideration of corporate and individual performance and other factors based on the performance evaluation system. In determining remuneration, the Remuneration Advisory Committee, an advisory body to the Board of Directors where Independent Outside Directors and Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Members account for the majority of its members, shall deliberate matters related to the remuneration and report the results of its deliberation to the Board of Directors.
  2. Board of directors policies and procedures in the appointment/dismissal of the senior management and the nomination of candidates for Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board Members
    Candidates for Directors shall be persons who have the knowledge, experiences and capabilities required to fulfill their duties as Directors. The Company selects senior management members by taking into account corporate and individual performance and other factors. Candidates for Audit & Supervisory Board Members shall have the knowledge, expertise and capabilities required to fulfill their duties, including those with strong expertise in finance and accounting. In electing and nominating Audit & Supervisory Board Members, the Nomination Advisory Committee, an advisory body to the Board of Directors where Independent Outside Directors account for the majority of its members, shall deliberate matters related to nomination and report the results of its deliberation to the Board of Directors. If there is a fact concerning the senior management, including CEO, that may meet the Dismissal Standards given below, the Nomination Advisory Committee shall deliberate the applicability of the Dismissal Standards, and report the result of deliberation to the Board of Directors. Then the Board of Directors shall make a final decision on dismissal of the relevant Director.

(Criteria for selecting candidates for Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board Members)

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1. Directors

a) Inside Director

  • A candidate must have high principles, wide-ranging insight, strict ethical view, fair judgement, and executive power, which are essential characteristics for carrying out Director's duties.
  • A candidate must have enough knowledge and experience concerning businesses of the Group, which are essential for realizing management vision of the Group.
  • A candidate must be well-educated, and maintain strong willpower, physical and mental health enough to fulfill Director's obligations.
  1. Outside Director
  • A candidate must have high principles and objective judgment enough to give pertinent advice on the management of the Group.
  • A candidate must be a talented one who satisfies the above-mentioned condition and has expertise in the field the candidate is engaged, such as a corporate executive, an expert on laws or accounting, and a person who once served at public agencies.

2. Audit & Supervisory Board Members

  1. Inside Audit & Supervisory Board Member
  • A candidate must have knowledge and experience rich enough to appropriately and fairly audit the Company's Directors' performance of their duties.
  • A candidate must have high principles, wide-ranging insight, strict ethical view, and fair judgement.

b) Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member

  • A candidate must have knowledge and experience rich enough to fairly and objectively judge audit of the Company's Directors' performance of their duties.
  • A candidate must be a talented one who satisfies the above-mentioned condition and has expertise in the field the candidate is engaged, such as a corporate executive, an expert on laws or accounting, and a person who once served at public agencies.
    (Dismissal Standards of the senior management)
    a) If a Director greatly damages corporate value of the Company due to negligence of the Director's duties. b) If it is revealed that a Director does not meet the criteria for nomination of candidates for Directors
    c) If a Director cannot continue to perform the Director's duties for reasons of health.
    (5) Explanations about respective elections or dismissals of senior management members and nominations of candidates for Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board Members
    The Company gives explanations on its nomination of Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board Members, including reasons for their election in reference documents for the General Meeting of Shareholders. Also, the Company appropriately discloses reasons for dismissals.

(Principle 4-1 (1): Range of Scope of Delegation)

The Company has defined the scope of delegation of authority to the management by setting rules for matters to be resolved by Board of Directors and matters to be reported to the Board of Directors in the "Rules of Board of Directors."

(Principle 4-9: Independence Standards and Qualification for Independent Outside Directors)

The Board of Directors shall establish independence standards and qualifications for our Independent Outside Directors in accordance with the Independence Standards as defined by laws and regulations and Tokyo Stock Exchange, and nominates the candidates who meet these independence standards and qualifications. For the independence standards, please refer to "Attachment to the Corporate Governance Basic Policies."

(Principle 4-11 (1): View on Total balance of knowledge, experience, skills and diversity, size of the Board of Directors)

The Board of Directors is composed of persons with knowledge, experiences and skills required to fulfill duties as Directors; the size of the Board of Directors shall be designed to ensure prompt decision-making and appropriate oversight of business execution. For more appropriate business execution and higher effectiveness of oversight, we shall elect at least two Independent Outside Directors with a wealth of experience and extensive knowledge, who are corporate executives, academic experts, etc.

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(Principle 4-11 (2): Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board Members also serving as officers at other listed companies)

The Company discloses facts about its Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board Members concurrently serving as Directors or Audit & Supervisory Board Members at other listed companies in its annual business reports.

(Principle 4-11 (3): Results of evaluation on overall effectiveness of the Board of Directors)

1. Method of Evaluation

In January 2020, the Company surveyed respective Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board Members through questionnaires and free descriptions to evaluate effectiveness of the Board of Directors in fiscal 2019. Based on the collected results, the directors discussed the topic in the Board of Directors' meeting held in March 2020. Note that we have outsourced the questionnaire survey and its aggregation to an outside institution in order to ensure its objectivity and enhance future effectiveness of the Board of Directors.

2. Evaluation Results

The evaluation results have revealed that in the Board of Directors' meetings, highly effective board members who have broad perspective and set of values reflecting a variety of experiences and expertise are engaged in discussions which help increase the corporate value; and that handouts and explanations about agenda are provided beforehand to encourage the members to have vigorous and constructive discussions and allow the members to have enough time for discussions. With regard to the execution plan for 2019, which was made on the basis of the result of evaluation of overall effectiveness of the Board of Directors for 2018, we have confirmed facts and issues as follows.

  1. Members of the Board of Directors have shared perception about changes in business environment through continued discussion about important issues including progress in the medium-term business plan and the following revision to management strategy, establishment and strengthening of CSR and compliance management system consistent with globalization of our businesses.
  2. The Company has been promoting various measures to improve efficiency of the conduct of proceedings of the Board of Directors' meetings, including introduction of IT devices to realize paperless meeting and strengthening of functions of the Board of Directors' Secretariat.
  3. The Board of Directors should further deliberate management strategy, governance system and the way to manage the Group, taking into account the business integration with Hitachi Chemical in the near

future.

In the execution plan for 2020, the Board of Directors decided to have thorough discussion about management strategy, governance system and Group management as in 3) above, and also decided to further promote measures to improve efficiency of the conduct of proceedings of the Board of Directors' meetings including those in 2) above.

(Principle 4-14 (2): Training policy for Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board Members)

In addition to offering training to new Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board Members, the Company shall provide Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board Members with opportunities for internal and external training and bear the necessary expenses so that they may regularly update their knowledge about management strategies, revision of laws and regulations, corporate governance, and other matters.

(Principle 5-1: Policy for Constructive Dialogue with Shareholders)

The Company regards investor relations (IR) activities as activities to enable shareholders and investors to understand the Company's corporate management, activities, and strategies and to evaluate the Company's corporate value appropriately. Therefore, the Company shall

  1. actively hold dialog with shareholders and investors and increase the transparency of management, and
  2. disclose the Company's corporate information in an easy-to-understand, fair, timely, and accurate manner in order to increase understanding and trust towards the Company.

In addition to IR activities for institutional investors both in Japan and abroad by CEO and CFO, the Company shall hold presentations for individual investors in Japan. In addition, the Company shall set up the IR Promotion Council chaired by CFO with members from Corporate Strategy, CSR & General Affairs , and Finance & Accounting Departments. The IR Promotion Council shall deliberate comprehensive initiatives and basic plans related to IR, examine the details of information obtained through dialog, etc. with shareholders, and report them appropriately. In addition, the Company shall ensure appropriate

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disclosure of important information by centrally managing important information such as information related to account settlement under the Timely Disclosure Rules.

2. Capital Structure

Foreign Shareholding Ratio

20% or more but less than 30%

[Status of Major Shareholders]

Name

Number of Shares Owned

Shareholding Ratio

(Shares)

(%)

The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust

10,587,100

7.24

Account)

KOREA SECURITIES DEPOSITORY -

7,015,900

4.80

SAMSUNG

Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust

5,126,500

3.51

Account)

Fukoku Mutual Life Insurance Company

4,516,800

3.09

Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust

3,225,500

2.21

Account 7)

Mizuho Securities Co., Ltd.

3,161,901

2.16

The Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company,

3,150,000

2.16

Limited

Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust

3,063,900

2.10

Account 5)

Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company

2,644,682

1.81

JP Morgan Securities Japan Co., Ltd.

2,430,566

1.66

Controlling Shareholder (except for Parent)

Parent

None

Supplementary Explanation

3. Corporate Attributes

Listed Stock Market and Market Section

Tokyo Stock Exchange

Fiscal Year-End

December

Type of Business

Chemicals

Number of Employees (Consolidated) at End

1,000 or more

of the Previous Fiscal Year

Net Sales (Consolidated) for the Previous

From ¥100 billion to less than ¥1 trillion

Fiscal Year

Number of Consolidated Subsidiaries at End

From 50 to less than 100

of the Previous Fiscal Year

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4. Policy for Measures to Protect Minority Shareholders in Conducting Transactions with Controlling Shareholder

5. Special Circumstances Which May Have Material Impact on Corporate Governance

The Company owns one listed subsidiary. The Group guides affiliated companies to align with the Group's basic management matters, including strengthening of compliance, the vision, the mid-term business plan and the business policies, while respecting their management autonomy.

  1. Business Management Organization and Other Corporate Governance Systems regarding Decision-making, Execution of Business, and Supervision in Management

1. Organizational Composition and Operation

Organization Form

Company with Audit & Supervisory Board

[Directors]

Maximum Number of Directors Stipulated in

Not limited

Articles of Incorporation

Term of Office Stipulated in Articles of

1 year

Incorporation

Chairperson of the Board

Other Director

Number of Directors

9

Appointment of Outside Directors

Appointed

Number of Outside Directors

4

Number of Independent Officers Designated

4

from among Outside Directors

Outside Directors' Relationship with the Company (1)

Name

Attribute

Relationship with the Company*

a

b

c

d

e

f

g

h

i

j

k

Masaharu Oshima

Academic

Kiyoshi Nishioka

From another company

Kozo Isshiki

From another company

Noriko Morikawa

From another company

  • Categories for "Relationship with the Company"
    "" when the director presently falls or has recently fallen under the category; "" when the director fell under the category in the past;
    "" when a close relative of the director presently falls or has recently fallen under the category; and "" when a close relative of the director fell under the category in the past
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  1. Executive (a person who executes business; hereinafter, the same) of the Company or its subsidiary
  2. Non-executivedirector or executive of the parent of the Company
  3. Executive of a fellow subsidiary of the Company
  4. Party whose major client or supplier is the Company or an executive thereof
  5. Major client or supplier of the Company or an executive thereof
  6. Consultant, accounting professional or legal professional who receives a large amount of monetary consideration or other property from the Company besides compensation as a director
  7. Major shareholder of the Company (or an executive of the said major shareholder if the shareholder is a corporation)
  8. Executive of a client or supplier of the Company (which does not correspond to any of d., e., or f.) (the director himself/herself only)
  9. Executive of a corporation to which outside officers are mutually appointed (the director himself/herself only)
  10. Executive of a corporation that receives a donation from the Company (the director himself/herself only)
  11. Other

Outside Directors' Relationship with the Company (2)

Designation as

Supplementary

Name

Independent

Explanation of

Reasons for Appointment

Officer

the Relationship

We have appointed him as Outside

Director, hoping that he would give us

Mr. Oshima is an

advice on the appropriateness of our

emeritus professor of the

business execution based on his wealth

University of Tokyo. He

of expertise and experience as an

and the Company had

electronics researcher. Although Mr.

Masaharu Oshima

worked on joint research

Oshima is an emeritus professor of the

projects from 1996 to

University of Tokyo, we have appointed

2008; the research

him as Independent Officer since the

expenses back then was

university has received neither a large

less than 10 million yen

amount of money nor assets from us,

per year.

and therefore, the appointment will not

cause any conflict of interests with our

ordinary shareholders.

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We have appointed him as Outside

Director, hoping that he would give us

advice on the appropriateness of our

Mr. Nishioka is an

business execution based on his strong

expertise and extensive knowledge and

advisor of Research

insights garnered through his experience

Center for Advanced

working in research, manufacturing and

Science and Technology,

marketing and managing the

the University of Tokyo.

development of technologies at the steel

Until June 2009, he had

company. Although Mr. Nishioka is an

served as Executive

advisor of Research Center for

Officer of Nippon Steel

Advanced Science and Technology, the

Kiyoshi Nishioka

Corporation , which has

University of Tokyo, the university has

a transactional

received neither a large amount of

relationship with us. Our

annual transactions with

money nor assets from us. Also, Nippon

Steel Corporation, where he served as

Nippon Steel

Corporate Officer till June 2009, is not

Corporation, however,

our key business partner. Therefore,

accounts for less than

based on conclusion that his

2% of our overall net

appointment would not cause any

sales.

conflict of interests between our

ordinary shareholders and the two

entities, we have appointed him an

Independent Officer.

We have appointed him as Outside

Director, hoping that he would give us

advice on the appropriateness of our

business execution based on his wealth

of expertise and experience in business

management and the financial industry.

Mr. Isshiki served as an executive

director of Development Bank of Japan

Kozo Isshiki

Inc. till May 2005, from which the

Company has borrowed funds.

However, Development Bank of Japan

is not a major creditor for the Company

as the amount of the borrowing

represents less than 2% of our total

assets. Therefore, based on conclusion

that his appointment would not cause

any conflict of interests with our

ordinary shareholders, we have

appointed him as Independent Officer.

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We appointed Ms. Morikawa for

Outside Director, hoping that she would

Ms. Noriko Morikawa

give us advice on the appropriateness of

our business execution based on her

was an executive

wide-ranging experiences and judgment

director of Bosch

she gained through her service with an

Corporation until

accounting company and with

December 2018, and

electronics and automotive parts

Showa Denko and

companies as director in charge of

Noriko Morikawa

Bosch Corporation has

administrative section. Though Ms.

business relations.

Morikawa was an executive director of

However, our annual

Bosch Corporation until December

transactions with Bosch

2018, we appointed her as an

Corporation is less than

Independent Officer because we

2% of our overall net

confirmed that Bosh Corporation does

sales.

not meet the condition to be recognized

as our key business partner and judged

that Ms. Noriko Morikawa does not

have conflicting interests with our

ordinary shareholders.

Voluntary Establishment of Committee(s)

Equivalent to Nominating Committee or

Established

Remuneration Committee

Committee's Name, Composition, and Chairperson's Attributes

Committee Equivalent to

Committee Equivalent to

Nominating Committee

Remuneration Committee

Committee's Name

Nomination Advisory Committee

Remuneration Advisory Committee

Total Committee Members

6

5

Full-time Members

0

0

Inside Directors

2

2

Outside Directors

4

2

Outside Experts

0

0

Other

0

1

Chairperson

Outside Director

Outside Director

Supplementary Explanation

To strengthen functional independence, objectivity and accountability of the Board of Directors, the Company shall establish the Nomination Advisory Committee and the Remuneration Advisory Committee, advisory bodies to the Board of Directors. Independent Outside Directors represent the majority of its members for the Nomination Advisory Committee, while Independent Outside Directors and Outside Audit

  • Supervisory Board Members represent the majority of its members for the Remuneration Advisory Committee. Both Committees report to the Board of Directors after deliberating matters related to election of candidates for Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board Members, appointment of senior management, and remuneration of Directors and Corporate Officers, respectively.

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[Audit & Supervisory Board Members]

Establishment of Audit & Supervisory Board

Established

Members

Maximum Number of Audit & Supervisory

Board Members Stipulated in Articles of

Not limited

Incorporation

Number of Audit & Supervisory Board Members

5

Cooperation among Audit & Supervisory Board Members, Accounting Auditor and Internal Audit Department

Audit & Supervisory Board Members periodically hold meetings with Accounting Auditor where the members receive audit programs and explanations about the status of the internal control, priority audit and other matters, and exchange opinions. Audit & Supervisory Board Members accompany Accounting Auditor in their audit site-visits as needed and receive reports on any progress of the audit. Audit & Supervisory Board Members also hold bimonthly meetings with the Internal Audit Department where they are updated on audit results including the status associated with the internal control system. They may request the Internal Audit Department to investigate the status of the internal control system as needed.

Appointment of Outside Audit & Supervisory

Appointed

Board Members

Number of Outside Audit & Supervisory Board

3

Members

Number of Independent Officers Designated

from among Outside Audit & Supervisory Board

3

Members

Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Members' Relationship with the Company (1)

Name

Attribute

Relationship with the Company*

a

b

c

d

e

f

g

h

i

j

k

l

m

Kiyomi Saito

From another company

Setsu Onishi

From another company

Masako Yajima

Attorney at law

  • Categories for "Relationship with the Company"
    "" when the audit & supervisory board member presently falls or has recently fallen under the category; "" when the audit & supervisory board member fell under the category in the past;
    "" when a close relative of the audit & supervisory board member presently falls or has recently fallen under the category; and
    "" when a close relative of the audit & supervisory board member fell under the category in the past
    1. Executive (a person who executes business; hereinafter, the same) of the Company or its subsidiary
    2. Non-executivedirector or accounting advisor of the Company or its subsidiary
    3. Non-executivedirector or executive of the parent of the Company
    4. Audit & supervisory board member of the parent of the Company
    5. Executive of a fellow subsidiary of the Company
    6. Party whose major client or supplier is the Company or an executive thereof
    7. Major client or supplier of the Company or an executive thereof

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h. Consultant, accounting professional or legal professional who receives a large amount of monetary consideration or other property from the Company besides compensation as an audit & supervisory board member

  1. Major shareholder of the Company (or an executive of the said major shareholder if the shareholder is a corporation)
  2. Executive of a client or supplier of the Company (which does not correspond to any of f., g., or h.) (the audit & supervisory board member himself/herself only)
  3. Executive of a corporation to which outside officers are mutually appointed (the audit & supervisory board member himself/herself only)
  4. Executive of a corporation that receives a donation from the Company (the audit & supervisory board member himself/herself only)
  5. Other

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Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Members' Relationship with the Company (2)

Designation as

Supplementary

Name

Independent

Explanation of

Reasons for Appointment

Officer

the Relationship

We have appointed her as Outside Audit

& Supervisory Board Member, hoping

that she would give us advice on the

appropriateness of our business

execution based on her wealth of

experience and extensive knowledge

and insights garnered through her

Representative Director

experience starting and managing a

Kiyomi Saito

and President of JBond

business consulting firm and securities

Totan Securities Co.,

firm specialized in electronic bond

Ltd.

trading. Ms. Saito serves as

Representative Director and President

for JBond Totan Securities Co., Ltd.,

which has no interest in the Company.

Since her appointment will not cause

any conflict of interest with our

ordinary shareholders, we have

appointed her as Independent Officer.

Mr. Onishi formerly

worked at Mizuho

We have appointed him as Outside

Financial Group, Inc., a

Audit & Supervisory Board Member,

holding company of

hoping that he would give advice on the

Mizuho Bank, Ltd. He

appropriate of our business based on his

served as executive

wealth of experience and extensive

Corporate Officer till

knowledge and insights garnered

April 2011. The

through years of experience in the

Company has borrowed

management of a financial institution.

funds from Mizuho

Until April 2011, he had served as

Bank, Ltd. The balance

executive Corporate Officer of a

of outstanding debt from

holding company of Mizuho Corporate

the bank constitutes

Bank, Ltd. (current Mizuho Bank, Ltd.),

about 7% of our total

which is our main bank. More than six

Setsu Onishi

assets. More than six

years have passed since he resigned.

years have passed since

Thus, he is no longer in a position to be

he resigned as executive

influenced by his former company.

Corporate Officer of the

Since we have transactions with many

bank. We have a

other financial institutions, we are not

transactional

heavily dependent on Mizuho Bank,

relationship with IBJ

Ltd. IBJ Leasing Co., Ltd., where he

Leasing Co., Ltd., where

served as Executive Director until June

he had served as

2016, is not our key business partner.

Executive Director until

Therefore, based on conclusion that his

June 2016. Our annual

appointment would not cause any

transactions with IBJ

conflict of interests with our ordinary

Leasing Co., Ltd.,

shareholders, we have appointed him an

however, accounts for

Independent Officer.

less than 2% of our

overall net sales.

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Ms. Yajima is a partner

attorney of Nishimura &

Asahi. The Company

has requested her

colleague lawyers of the

Masako Yajima

law firm for legal

services when needed.

The past three-year

average fee paid to the

firm was less than 2% of

its gross revenue.

We have appointed her as Outside Audit

  • Supervisory Board Member, hoping that she would give us advice on the appropriateness of our business execution based on her strong expertise and extensive knowledge and insights about corporate legal affairs as an international lawyer. The Company has requested her colleague lawyers of Nishimura & Asahi, where Ms. Yajima is working concurrently, to handle legal affairs as needed. Since the firm has received neither a large amount of money nor assets from us, and therefore, her appointment will not cause any conflict of interests with our ordinary shareholders, we have appointed her as Independent Officer.

[Independent Officers]

Number of Independent Officers

7

Matters relating to Independent Officers

[Incentives]

Implementation of Measures to Provide

Performance-linked remuneration

Incentives to Directors

Supplementary Explanation

Performance measures for the short-termperformance-linked remuneration system include net sales, ordinary profit and ROA. The concept of the remuneration system applies to the executive remuneration system across the Group's affiliated companies. The Company has implemented the performance-linked stock remuneration system as a mid to long-termperformance-linked remuneration for all Directors except Outside Directors.

Recipients of Share Options

Supplementary Explanation

[Director Remuneration]

Disclosure of Individual Directors' RemunerationNo individual disclosure

Supplementary Explanation

The amount of remuneration paid during fiscal 2019 is as shown below. As remuneration for Directors, 402

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million yen was paid to eleven Directors, of which 39 million yen was paid to four Outside Directors. As remuneration for Audit & Supervisory Board Members, 93 million yen was paid to six members, of which 33 million yen we paid to three Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Members.

Policy for Determining Remuneration Amounts

Established

or Calculation Methods Thereof

Disclosure of Policy for Determining Remuneration Amounts or Calculation Methods Thereof

Remuneration for Directors (excluding Outside Directors) consists of base remuneration, short-termperformance-linked remuneration, and mid- to long-termperformance-linked remuneration. In addition to the amount of base remuneration determined on titles and other factors, the amount of short-termperformance-linked remuneration shall be determined in view of corporate and individual performance and other factors based on the performance evaluation system. The mid- and long-termperformance-linked remuneration shall be paid in accordance with the Officer Stock Benefit Rules. Outside Directors shall be paid basic remuneration only. The Board of Directors shall determine remuneration for Directors based on the results of deliberation by the Remuneration Advisory Committee. Remuneration of Audit & Supervisory Board Members shall consist only of basic remuneration and shall be determined through discussion by the Audit & Supervisory Board.

[Supporting System for Outside Directors and/or Audit & Supervisory Board Members]

(1) System for Supporting Outside Director

The Secretariat Office, CSR & General Affairs Department handles clerical works. They distribute handouts regarding agenda to be discussed at the Board of Directors' meetings. Managers of CSR & General Affairs Department explain the details beforehand.

(2) System for Supporting Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Members

We have assigned full-time staff members who support Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Members in fulfilling their duties. Standing Statutory Members of Audit & Supervisory Board give outside Audit & Supervisory Board Members prior explanations of the agenda to be discussed at the Board of Directors meetings and the Audit & Supervisory Board meetings. They shall also give Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Members an opportunity to obtain information through on-site inspections.

[Status of Persons Who Have Retired from a Position Such as Representative Director and President]

Retired Representative Director and Presidents, etc. Holding Advisory or Any Other Position in the Company

Working Form and

Date of

Retirement

Title/

Conditions

Term of

Name

Responsibilities

from Position

Position

(Full-time/Part-time,

Office

Such as

Paid/Unpaid, etc.)

President

Mitsuo

Honorary

Advice on activities

Full-time, Paid

January 3,

1 year

Ohashi

Adviser

outside the Company

2005

update

Involvement in

social contribution

activities

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Kyohei

Advisor

▪ Advice on specific

Full-time, Paid

January 3,

1 year

Takahashi

management issues

2011

update

when needed.

▪ Advice on activities

outside the Company

▪ Involvement in

social contribution

activities

Total Number of Retired Representative Director and Presidents, etc. Holding

2

Advisory or Any Other Position in the Company

Other Matters

  • The Board of Directors shall decide whether to appoint an adviser or honorary advisor.
  • President decides internal rules for treatments of advisors and honorary advisors after deliberation by the Nomination Advisory Committee.
  • Advisors and honorary advisors are not involved in the Company's business execution or its supervision. Nevertheless, advisors may advise us on specific management issues upon the request of the management.

2. Matters on Functions of Business Execution, Audit and Supervision, Nomination and Remuneration Decisions (Overview of Current Corporate Governance System)

1. Status of the oversight and decision-making function:

The Company has implemented an executive officer system to explicitly divide management oversight and business execution functions with the aim to accelerate and stimulate the decision-making processes by the senior management consisting of President and Executive Officers in charge. We have also drastically reduced the number of board directors. In addition, we have strengthened the oversight function by appointing Independent Directors. The Board of Directors meeting is held once or twice per month. The Board defines basic corporate policies, and makes decisions on important business execution matters and items specified in the Companies Act and the Articles of Incorporation based on thorough deliberation. The Board has sought to accelerate and stimulate the management decision-making function. To strengthen the oversight function of the Board of Directors and ensure appropriate decision-making, Directors are appointed with an emphasis on corporate governance perspectives, while Executive Officers are appointed in a manner they do not have to concurrently serve as Directors as far as possible and can focus on business execution, their primary duty. The Company has abolished the director-in-charge system except for Chairperson and President for more effective oversight function through monitoring by Audit & Supervisory Board Members including Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Members and mutual monitoring between respective directors. We have also established an agile management system to quickly respond to changes in business environments, and limit the term of office of directors to one year to more clearly define management responsibilities of Directors. We appointed nine Directors, including four Outside Directors (including one female member), at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders held on March 26, 2020. To strengthen functional independence and objectivity and accountability of the Board of Directors, the Company has organized the Nomination Advisory Committee and the Remuneration Advisory Committee. Independent Outside Directors and Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Members represent the majority of both committees.

2. Status of the operational execution function:

Agendas and priority matters to be submitted to the Board of Directors' meeting for resolution are decided through a two-tier deliberation system at weekly Management Committee meetings chaired by President. For investment matters escalated to the Management Committee, their risks are analyzed and their results and progress are managed through preliminary risk review and assessment by task teams. Basic management measures, such as the mid-term business plans, are formulated based on deliberation by the Management Committee and exhaustive discussions by all Executive Officers. The Company has implemented a performance evaluation system for each division to place the strong responsibility for execution at the core of business activities and fully implant the result-focused performance evaluation.

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Also, the Company has organized the Security Export Control Committee and the Safety Measure Committee reporting directly to President, and the Sustainability Promotion Council , the Responsible Care Promotion Council , and the IR Promotion Council under the Management Committee chaired by President. These committees and councils are responsible for investigation, research and deliberation on items necessary for appropriate business execution.

3. Status of the Internal audit function:

  1. Audit by the Audit & Supervisory Board Members: The Audit by the Audit & Supervisory Board consists of five members including three Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Members (including two female members). For more sound business management, Audit & Supervisory Board Members shall attend the Board of Directors' meetings and other important internal meetings. They deliver their insights; and audit business executions through on-site inspections, interviews with responsible persons, and consulting important documents, to provide suggestions, advice and recommendations. In addition, Audit & Supervisory Board Members are making efforts to enhance audits on Group companies and strive to strengthen a consolidated management framework in cooperation with Audit & Supervisory Board Members of major affiliated companies. Mr. Toshiharu Kato, Standing Statutory Member of Audit & Supervisory Board , has garnered significant expertise in finance and accounting through years of involvement in the Company's Finance and Accounting Division, and as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to control the Finance and Accounting Division.
  2. Internal Audit: The company has organized the Internal Audit Department reporting directly to the President. The Internal Audit Department (consisting of 13 full-time staff members) forms annual internal audit plan under the provisions of the company's Internal Audit Rules, audits situations of compliance, conduct of business and internal control system of the Showa Denko Group including affiliated companies, reveals potential risks concerning overall business activities, and reports results of internal audit to the top management, the Board of Directors and the Audit & Supervisory Board.
    In addition, the Internal Audit Department cooperates with the Accounts Auditor and Audit & Supervisory Board Members through various measures including periodic briefing session about annual internal audit pan and results of internal audit, while paying attention to each auditing body's independence.
    On the other hand, Responsible Care Department audits the situation of management of environment and safety issues.
  3. Audit by Accounting Auditor: The Company has signed an audit agreement with KPMG AZSA LLC, which conducts accounting audit. Certified Public Accountants who executed the audit are designated limited liability partners and executive members, namely Michitaka Shishido, Noriaki Sakurai and Takeharu Kirikae. Assistants to the audit service included seven Certified Public Accountants and 29 other staff members. Accounting Auditor reviews an annual audit schedule jointly with Audit & Supervisory Board Members and report the results of audit. Accounting Auditor exchanges information and opinions as needed to facilitate collaborations with other related parties.

3. Reasons for Adoption of Current Corporate Governance System

The Company is committed to effective corporate management by adopting the Audit & Supervisory Board Member system to improve fairness and transparency of management.

III. Implementation of Measures for Shareholders and Other Stakeholders

1. Measures to Energize General Shareholders Meetings and Smooth Exercise of Voting Rights

Supplementary Explanations

Early Notification of General

The notice is sent on March 6, three days earlier than the statutory date on

Shareholders Meetings

March 11.

Scheduling General

Shareholders Meetings

The Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders is held in late March.

Avoiding the Peak Day

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Allowing Electronic or

Magnetic Exercise of Voting

Voting rights of the Company may be exercised via the internet.

Rights

Participation in Electronic

Voting Platform and Other

The Company has joined the Electronic Voting Platform for Institutional

Efforts to Enhance the Voting

Investors operated by ICJ, Inc.

Environment for Institutional

Investors

Providing Convocation Notice

We submit a convocation notice in English to the Tokyo Stock Exchange

in English (Translated Fully or

and disclose it at the Company's website.

Partially)

We consider shareholdings meetings as the opportunities for our

Other

shareholders to understand the Company's basic policies, and therefore, we

explain the details and status of the mid-term business plans at the meetings.

In addition, the convocation notice is posted on the Company's website.

2. IR Activities

Supplementary Explanations

Explanation by

Representative

Preparation and Publication of

Posted on the Company's website.

Disclosure Policy

We hold an IR briefing session for retail investors,

Regular Investor Briefings for

where the Chief Finance Officer (CFO) himself

gives briefings. The briefings with documents are

Yes

Individual Investors

available for retail investors on the Company's

website.

Regular Investor Briefings for

We hold periodic briefings about our financial

results, the mid-term business plans etc., which are

Analysts and Institutional

Yes

available in both Japanese and English on the

Investors

Company's website.

The Company discloses financial results etc. in

English on the Company's website. We also pay a

Regular Investor Briefings for

visit to overseas investors to hold briefings on a

Yes

Overseas Investors

regular basis. When we announce a mid-term

business plan, etc., we also hold briefing sessions

abroad.

The Earnings Report (Kessan Tanshin) and

explanatory documents for securities analysts are

Posting of IR Materials on

available online in both Japanese and English, with

the Annual Securities Report (Yukashoken

Website

Hokokusho), annual report and the report titled "To

our shareholders" and the notice of convocation of

the general meeting of shareholders.

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The Company has established the IR Office as an

organization responsible for timely disclosure and IR

Establishment of Department

activities. We have also established the IR Promotion

Council as an organization subordinate to the

and/or Manager in Charge of

Management Committee. The Council is responsible

IR

for the review of comprehensive measures and basic

plans related to IR, confirmation of and orders for

timely disclosure.

We proactively deliver explanations to respective

institutional investors. We release news in both

Other

Japanese and English at the same time on

newspapers, as well as on the Company's website.

We also distribute news abroad under the contract

with an international news distribution company.

3. Measures to Ensure Due Respect for Stakeholders

Supplementary Explanations

Provisions to Ensure Due

Respect for Stakeholders in

These rules are set forth in the Group Vision and "Our Code of Conduct."

Internal Rules, etc.

The Company promotes Responsible Care to ensure "Environment

Protection, Safety and Health" in the entire life cycle of each chemical

substance, from development, manufacturing, logistics, use to disposal. The

Implementation of

Company has organized the Security Export Control Committee and the

Safety Measure Committee reporting directly to President, and the

Environmental Activities, CSR

Sustainability Promotion Council, the Responsible Care Promotion Council,

Activities, etc.

and the IR Promotion Council reporting directly to the Management

Committee chaired by President. These committees and councils have been

promoting CSR activities in an integrated and proactive manner. We issue

SHOWA DENKO Report about details of the activities, for which we have

also developed and opened a web page dedicated to CSR.

"Our Code of Conduct" stipulates that "we timely and appropriately

Formulation of Policies for

disclose the Group's information to enable stakeholders to properly evaluate

potential influence on them." Based on the provision, we have defined basic

Information Provision to

policies for disclosure. We release and disclose, on our website, the

Stakeholders

information helpful for our shareholders and other stakeholders in

understanding the Company, whether or not such information falls under the

Timely Disclosure Rules.

The Group has embraced "Management Paying High Regard to Diversity of

Employees" as one of the business strategies since 2008. We have been

striving to foster an organization and individuals that allow diverse human

resources to keep creating benefits and new values by respecting each

Other

other's unique characteristics, values and ideas. Since 2013, the Company

has promoted a diversity project with the aim to achieve this goal. Among

others, the Company is committed to achieving a female manager ratio of

5% by 2020 as part of the efforts to promote more active participation of

women. We have been making efforts for proactive employment and

assignment, support of carrier designing and ability development.

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IV. Matters Related to Internal Control System

1. Basic Views on Internal Control System and Progress of System Development

The below shows basic policies for establishing the internal control system as resolved by the Board of Directors:

The Company positions fair social ethics-based behavior as well as compliance with laws and regulations, and the articles of incorporation as critical management issues. We have, thereby, formulated the "Group Vision" and "Our Code of Conducts." Based on the above, we define and appropriately operate the basic policies to "establish a system to ensure appropriateness of business (internal control system)" as stated below.

  1. Framework ensuring that execution of duties by directors and employees of the Company and its subsidiaries complies with laws and regulations and the Articles of Incorporation
    The Company has organized the Sustainability Promotion Council under the Management Committee chaired by President in accordance with the Rules for Sustainability Promotion. The Council considers mid- and long-term action plans and priority matters for the Group's compliance, formulates measures based on the Action Plan and monitors implementation of them. The Company has established the Whistleblowing System, which are available via both internal and external routes, to prevent issues, detect them earlier, and solve them appropriately. We shall fully disseminate compliance policies through trainings and a Corporate Ethics Campaign Month held in the first half of each year. We shall take an action against any violative acts to prevent recurrence or proper punitive measures. Such actions or measures shall be reflected in the organization performance assessment etc. The Company properly streamlines and operates the internal control to ensure reliability of financial reports. In no case, we shall have any relation with any anti-social forces. We shall not respond to undue claims, either. We have established a structure against anti-social forces to fully disseminate relevant information and how to handle them. For each of specific cases, we shall take a firm action in cooperating with the police authority and external professional bodies.
  2. Framework for storing and managing information related to execution of duties by directors of the Company
    The Company shall handle, save and maintain the minutes of the Board of Directors' meeting and other management meetings, and information related to execution of duties such as decisions in writing in accordance with respective rules of Document Control, Confidential Information, Information Security and Personal Information Management, etc.
  3. Policy and framework for managing risks of loss of the Company and its subsidiaries

The Company multilaterally considers the Group's priority matters with the members of the Management Committees held weekly. We attach special importance to investment deals from the perspectives of strategic rationale, risk management, and progress and result management. Each of business divisions and staff sections analyzes and assesses its inherent risks for proper risk management. The Sustainability Promotion Council under the Management Committee summarizes and assesses risks of the Group on a regular basis. The Council formulates measures against significant risks which may impact the Group and confirm the status of their implementation. In the event of outbreak of crisis such as an accident or a disaster, we will take actions to address each of them by organizing emergency response headquarters, based on the internal rules such as Emergency Protocols. The Company has organized the Responsible Care Promotion Council to ensure environment protection, safety and health; and the Security Export Control Committee for legitimate export of regulated cargos, etc. The staff departments manage individual risks appropriately through development of rules related to the Group and development and delivery of manuals and trainings.

  1. Framework ensuring the efficiency of execution of duties by directors of the Company and its subsidiaries
    The Company has implemented the executive officer system to explicitly divide management oversight and business execution functions with the aim to accelerate and stimulate decision-making processes by the top management consisting of President and Executive Officers in charge. In accordance with the mid-term business plans and the Group Management Policies, we shall decide the direction for the management and the Group's management policies. We include each year's issues and targets of the entire Group in Annual

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Action Plans (budget), based on which we manage our business performance. The Management Organization Rules specifies the division of duties and clearly defines authorities in accordance with the Group Management Rules. All subsidiaries are supposed to follow these rules when building their organizational structures, which will help the Group to exercise agile decision-making in line with the characteristics of each business and deal with wide-ranging operations appropriately and efficiently.

  1. Systems to report matters related to duties of Directors etc. of subsidiaries of the Company, and to ensure appropriateness of business execution in other corporate groups
    The Company requires that all of its subsidiaries report to the parent, on a regular basis, their operation results, financial position and any other important information in accordance with the Group Management Rules. Audit & Supervisory Board Members and Internal Audit Departments of the Company shall inspect and diagnose the Group companies, if necessary. Audit & Supervisory Board Members of the Company shall have meetings on a regular basis with Audit & Supervisory Board Members of the key Group companies to keep interactions.
  2. Items regarding the system for employees assisting duties of Audit & Supervisory Board Members of the Company, such employees' independence from the directors, and ensuring effectiveness of instructions given to them
    The Company assigns full-time assistants for Audit & Supervisory Board Members to help them efficiently fulfill their duties. We shall consult them and obtain their prior consent for reassignment of the assistants and their evaluations. Such employees shall not concurrently serve any other divisions or departments but report exclusively to Audit & Supervisory Board Members.
  3. System to ensure Audit & Supervisory Board Members of the Company to be informed from Directors, etc. of the Company, Directors, etc. of its subsidiaries, or a person who received a report from either of the former two persons
    To enable Audit & Supervisory Board Members to have a full picture of important decision making or business execution by the Directors, we keep them informed by explaining matters discussed in important meetings such as the Board of Directors' or Management Committee meetings, sharing important documents about execution of duties such as requests for approval, monthly financial documents and internal audit reports, briefings by relevant divisions and departments of the Company. According to the Group Management Rules, the Company shall decide supervisory departments of the Group companies requiring them to inform Audit & Supervisory Board Members of the items related to their companies when necessary. The Group's officers and employees shall immediately report any business execution matters upon request by Audit & Supervisory Board Members. If they discover any fact that may cause a material damage on the Group, they shall immediately report it to Audit & Supervisory Board Members. Note that such report submitted to Audit & Supervisory Board Members must include the fact and the status of operation of the Group's internal reporting system.
  4. A system to protect Directors, etc. who reported to Audit & Supervisory Board Members of the Company from unfair treatment
    The Company shall not unfairly treat anyone who reported the fact to Audit & Supervisory Board Members of the Company.
  5. System of policy on procedures for advance payment or reimbursement of expenses incurred in the
    execution of duties by Audit & Supervisory Board Members of the Company, and other expenses incurred in the said execution of duties, or handling of debts
    The Company shall allocate a certain amount of budget every year to shoulder costs etc. arising from execution of duties of Audit & Supervisory Board Members except cases considered as unnecessary for execution of their duties.
  6. Framework ensuring the effectiveness of auditing by Audit & Supervisory Board Members of the Company
    To increase the effectiveness of audit to be performed in accordance with the Standards for Audit by Audit
  • Supervisory Board Members and in line with the Audit policies and plans formulated in the beginning of the year by Audit & Supervisory Board Members, the Company shall give proper supports for Audit &

Supervisory Board Members to visit and audit sites. President and Chief Risk Management Officer shall

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hold monthly meetings with Audit & Supervisory Board Members about issues, priority audit issues, improvement of audit environments and other issues that the Company should address. The Internal Audit Department and Accounting Auditor shall cooperate with Audit & Supervisory Board Members by reporting audit results and through periodic meetings.

2. Basic Views on Eliminating Anti-Social Forces and Progress of Related Efforts

We have stipulated, in the "Our Code of Conduct" approved at the Board of Directors meeting that all employees are required to observe rules and regulations and behave under highly ethical standards. The "Guidance of Practice" including specific guidelines of the Code explicitly states that the Company shall not have any relationship with anti-social groups or persons and resolutely decline any unreasonable claims without easy concession. For this purpose, necessary information shall be collected by CSR & General Affairs Department controlling the entire company, and general affairs divisions or departments of business sites and affiliated companies under the control of Chief Risk Management Officer (CRO) and the manager responsible for preventing unreasonable concessions. They shall deliver trainings, share and familiarize relevant information and procedures against anti-social groups within the Company. For each of specific cases, we shall take a firm action in cooperation with the police authority and external professional bodies.

  1. Other

1. Adoption of Anti-Takeover Measures

Adoption of Anti-Takeover Measures

Not adopted

Supplementary Explanation

2. Other Matters Concerning Corporate Governance System

The below describes the internal system for timely disclosure of our corporate information.

1. Basic policies on the disclosure of information

Observing any and all relevant laws and regulations including Financial Instruments and Exchange Act, etc. the Company shall disclose any important information including decided material facts , unintended material facts , information related to account settlement, etc. that affect investment decisions by all investors, in accordance with the "Rules on Timely Disclosure of Corporate Information" as provided by the Tokyo Stock Exchange (the Timely Disclosure Rules). The Company shall communicate to our shareholders and investors our financial results, financial position, future vision and business strategies in an easy-to- understand, fair, timely and accurate manner according to the Timely Disclosure Rules. We also disclose information exempted from the Timely Disclosure Rules to shareholders, investors and other stakeholders via proactive news release and our website, only if we consider it useful for our shareholders, investors and other stakeholders to understand what is going on. Further, the Company has formulated the above policy as "Disclosure Policy" and disclosed the Policy on the Company's website.

2. Status of Internal system for timely disclosure of Company information

(1) Internal management system for timely disclosure of Company information

The Company has organized the IR Promotion Council to establish and promote holistic measures and basic plans of IR activities for shareholders and investors under the Management Committee which promotes CSR activities. The IR Promotion Council is led by General Manager of IR Office as Secretariat under CFO (Chief Financial Officer), the Chair of the Council. It is steered by key members of general managers from Finance &Accounting Department, PR Office and Strategy Planning Department . It centrally manages

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disclosure of important information related to account settlement according to the Timely Disclosure Rules to ensure proper, easy-to-understand, fair, timely and accurate disclosure.

(2) Timely disclosure of information related to account settlement

Upon approval of information about financial results by the Board of Directors, the IR Promotion Council instructs General manager of PR Office who is the person in charge of information management to disclose the information in accordance with the Timely Disclosure Rules. Based on the above, General Manager of IR Office shall disclose the information in a timely manner at the Tokyo Stock Exchange via TD Net.

General manager of PR Office shall make an announcement at the press club, etc.

(3) Decided material facts and Unintended material facts

In any decide material facts and unintended material facts , General Manager of PR Office must ensure thorough internal information control, and report them to the IR Promotion Council after consultation with related corporate departments and upon approval of President. In accordance with the instruction of disclosure, General Manager of PR Office discloses the information in a timely manner at Tokyo Stock Exchange via TD Net and announce them at the press club and on our website, etc.

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Shareholder's meeting

(Decision-Making and Supervision)

(Auditing)

Nomination Advisory

Audit &

Board of Directors

AdvisoryReport

Committee

Job Audits

Supervisory

Board

Accounting

Remuneration Advisory

Audit &

Auditor

Committee

Supervisory

Board Members

Accounting

Audits

(Execution of Duties)

Top Management

President

Corporate Officers in Charge

Internal Audit

Links

Department

Management Committee

Sustainability Promotion Council

Responsible Care Promotion Council

IR Promotion Council

Internal

R&D Committee

Audits

Security Export Control Committee

Safety Measure Committee

Business

Staff Sections

Divisions

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