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Updated on August 23, 2017

Administration of the General Shareholders Meeting

Sony's policy for the general shareholders meeting is as follows.

Basic policy for the general shareholder meeting

Sony endeavors to develop an environment where each shareholder could participate based on the following two points as basic policy for the general shareholder meeting.

  • Take necessary measures to encourage the shareholders who find it difficult to attend the shareholders' meeting to vote
  • Encourage direct communications between the shareholders who attend the shareholders' meeting and Sony's executives.

Sony sets the date of the general shareholder meeting appropriately and prepares webcasting for the shareholders who cannot attend the shareholders' meeting by cooperating with relevant departments. Further, Sony provides the voting results gathered before the shareholders' meeting date on the screen of the meeting hall during the voting.

Activities to secure the rights of shareholders

Sony develops an environment in which shareholders can exercise their rights appropriately and effectively, secures equal treatment of shareholders, including institutional investors who hold shares in a street name and considers concerns of minority shareholders and foreign shareholders adequately, by confirming shareholder composition, quarterly. As a part of these activities, Sony prepares the convocation notice considering the accuracy of the information provided there and the readability to facilitate voting judgment by shareholders, both in Japanese and English. Sony strives to send the convocation notice for the general shareholder meeting early enough to give shareholders sufficient time to consider the agenda and posts it at its website. Sony also uses an electronic voting platform to allow electronic voting through the internet via PC, smartphone or mobile phone.
For more information of the general shareholder meeting, please refer to the page below.

Review of voting results

The voting results for each agenda item of the general shareholder meeting and its analysis are reported to and reviewed by the Board. The IR department then takes any appropriate follow-up measures, such as a dialogue with shareholders.
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