Antitrust and competition laws ("Antitrust Laws") are the foundation upon which a free and competitive market system is built. By guaranteeing free competition in markets, Antitrust Laws enable companies that provide superior products and services on the best terms to achieve ultimate success. Strict compliance with applicable Antitrust Laws is essential, and every individual officer and employee of Sony Group is required to observe all applicable Antitrust Laws in the course of his or her business activity. Sony has adopted the Sony Group Global Policy on Antitrust/Competition Law Compliance to help assure compliance with these Laws. This Policy provides personnel with a broad overview of Antitrust Laws as well as guidance for compliance.