Tokyo Electron (TEL) is committed to disclosing information on TEL and its group in a fair, just, and timely manner to enable all its stakeholders, including shareholders, investors, customers, and local communities, to correctly and fully understand the company and its group and to evaluate them appropriately. Opinions collected from stakeholders through information disclosure will be used in-house as a point of reference for corporate management.
Information Disclosure Standards
In addition to financial forecasts it submits to the Tokyo Stock Exchange, TEL provides information on its views regarding the market environment, as well as its future business plans, strategies, etc. for its various IR activities, including meetings to announce financial results. This information represents the judgments we make based on the information available, and actual performance and results may differ significantly from forecasts due to changes in various external and internal factors. Examples of external and internal factors that may affect financial results include the economic situation, the condition of the semiconductor and FPD, the intensification of sales competition, TEL's ability to respond to rapid technological innovations, safety and quality control, and risks associated with intellectual property rights. For details on factors that may affect financial results, see the section "Business-related and Other Risks".
To ensure the accuracy of information and the fairness of disclosure, TEL's major IR activities will be undertaken by IR spokespersons, including Chairman of the Board, CEO, and IR representatives. In principle, executives and employees other than IR spokespersons will not provide information by themselves on TEL to persons concerned with securities markets and the mass media. IR spokespersons may appoint other executives and employees as their deputies when necessary.