The shares of Sony Corporation, the ultimate parent of all Sony Group companies, are listed for trading on exchanges in Japan and the U.S. As a result, the Sony Group is obligated to make various disclosures to the public in accordance with applicable securities laws and regulations in those countries. The Sony Group is committed to full compliance with all requirements applicable to its public disclosures. Sony's policy on investor relations activities is to aim to disclose accurate information in a timely and fair manner, as well as to endeavor to promote constructive dialogue with shareholders and investors, with a view to maximizing Sony's corporate value by building a relationship of trust with shareholders and investors. The Sony Group has in place disclosure controls and procedures in support of this policy. All personnel responsible for the preparation of submissions to and filings with the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and other regulatory entities, or for other public communication made on behalf of the Sony Group, or who provide information as part of that process, have a responsibility to ensure that such disclosures and information are full, fair, accurate, timely and understandable, and in compliance with the established disclosure controls and procedures.
Sony has established "Disclosure Controls and Procedures," outlining the process through which potentially material information is reported from important business units, subsidiaries, affiliated companies and corporate divisions and is reviewed and considered for disclosure in light of its materiality to the Sony Group. The "Disclosure Committee," comprised of officers and senior management of the Sony Group including those who oversee investor relations, accounting, corporate planning, legal, corporate communications, finance, internal audit, human resources and group risk, supervises the preparation of Sony's annual reports, current reports, quarterly earnings releases and other material disclosure, and assists the management in the establishment and implementation of the Disclosure Controls and Procedures and also in undertaking appropriate and timely disclosure.