To Our Shareholders and Investors
We view accountability to shareholders and investors and passing on of profits as matters of importance in terms of management.
Company Briefing for Individual Shareholders
Alpine held its second briefing for approximately 40 individual shareholders in October 2015. At the briefing, members of Alpine’s top management provided an overview of the business, our approaches for future growth, and the financial results for the first half of 2015. Following this, participants, Alpine executives and directors exchanged opinions about growth strategy and discussed the details of a new joint venture that was announced in July. After the briefing, participants visited a reproduction of the Alpine booth exhibited at the Tokyo Motor Show. This was an outstanding opportunity not only for the individual shareholders to learn more about our business and products, but also for us to hear their frank opinions about the company and its products.
We strive to deepen our communication to maintain our status as a company that is friendly and attractive for shareholders.
Company briefing for individual shareholders
Revitalizing the General Meeting of Shareholders
We are engaged in a variety of efforts with the goal of revitalizing the General Meeting of Shareholders. For example, in order to allow shareholders to all sufficiently discuss topics, notifications of meetings being convened are sent out three weeks before the meeting date — earlier than is required by law. We also hold exhibits of our products, in order to increase familiarity and awareness.
In addition, in order to disclose information both promptly and fairly to all of our overseas institutional investors, notifications of meetings are prepared in English and sent out, alongside postings to our website.
Product Exhibition at the Shareholders' Meeting
Passing on of Profits to Shareholders and Investors
The basic policy at Alpine is to determine profit distribution considering a proper balance of passing on profits to shareholders, aggressive investment in R&amo;D and equipment to improve competitiveness and internal reserves for future business growth based on consolidated results. The year-end dividend for the year ending on March 31, 2018 was 15 yen per share. This brought the annual dividend per share to 30 yen.
We publish the Alpine Report, a shareholder newsletter, for investors in Japan in June and November, and publish an annual report for overseas investors detailing our achievements and financial standing. We also provide timely information by, for example, posting quarterly statements of accounts in both English and Japanese on our website.
At Alpine, we hold semi-annual briefings on financial results for securities analysts and institutional investors, wherein we discuss Alpine’s business conditions, management policy, and growth strategy. Additionally, as the need arises, we also arrange opportunities for private discussions and observation for institutional investors.