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Communication with Stakeholders

Communication with Shareholders

Along with striving for high managerial transparency, Komatsu discloses information in a proper and timely manner through constructive approaches to investor relations (IR) around the world. On the same day that quarterly business results are announced, the company holds explanatory sessions in Japan for institutional investors and securities analysts and also releases this information on its website. Corporate representatives visit institutional investors outside Japan, primarily in the U.S. and Europe, to explain recent business performance and other critical information.


Shareholders' Meetings

To furnish an opportunity to communicate with individual shareholders, Komatsu convenes shareholders' meetings in major cities in Japan two to three times annually, with top management explaining the company's performance and management strategy. In 2010, shareholders' meetings were held in November in Fukui City in Fukui Prefecture and in December in Matsue City in Shimane Prefecture, with a combined total of some 300 shareholders attending. A wide range of questions was answered, covering such topics as the business environment surrounding Komatsu and the company's business performance and social contribution activities. Since their launch in 1997, these meetings have been convened 31 times, with about 9,600 shareholders participating to date.

Shareholders' meeting convened in Fukui in November 2010

Shareholders' meeting convened in Fukui in November 2010

Plant Tours for Shareholders

Komatsu has been holding plant tours for individual shareholders to further deepen their understanding of the company. We increased the number of plant tour days to six in 2010 (two days in 2009), because the number of shareholders who wanted to take the tour far exceeded the number expected, based on previous years.

The plant tours were held for two days each in the Osaka Plant (Osaka) and the Ibaraki Plant (Ibaraki) in September 2010, and one day each in the Oyama Plant (Tochigi) and the Komatsu Utility Co., Ltd.(*) Tochigi Plant (Tochigi) in February 2011, drawing approximately 300 participants.

* Note: Komatsu Utility Co., Ltd. was merged with Komatsu Ltd. in April 2011.

Plant tour for shareholders held in Ibaraki Plant in September 2010

Plant tour for shareholders held in Ibaraki Plant in September 2010

Communication with the Local Community

Each of the business units of Komatsu tries to harmonize its interests with the local community and make itself open to society as a responsible corporate citizen. They host regular opportunities to interact with representatives of residents' associations from the surrounding community. For the community to gain a better understanding of their business activities, business units welcome representatives from the city and prefecture to plant tours and meetings.


Communication with Employees

Two or three times a year, the President and CEO convenes a "Meeting with the President" at each business unit in Japan. Komatsu top management explains the state of the company to all employees at the unit, employing an active question and answer format. These meetings are opportunities for top management and employees to interact with each other directly. The content of these meetings held at the Head Office in Tokyo is simultaneously transmitted by TV broadcast to other business units in Japan and later published on the company Intranet in English to share it with Komatsu Group employees around the world.

Meeting with the President held at the Head Office in April 2011 on the day after the announcement of term-end business results

Meeting with the President held at the Head Office in April 2011 on the day after the announcement of term-end business results