FamilyMart (Toshima-ku,Tokyo;Junji Ueda,President) is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded the 16th IR Grand Prix by the Japan Investor Relations Association (JIRA).
The Annual IR Grand Prix presented by JIRA has as its objective the selection and recognition of companies that have achieved outstanding results in the field of investor relations (IR) including a deep understanding of the purpose of IR, have taken aggressive action to promote IR and have maintained the strong support of market participants. This marks the 16th year that this award has been presented. This year, 304 companies were screened, out of which seven (one award for IR Grand Prix, six for Best IR Award) were selected via questionnaires and the screening committee.
The IR Grand Prix is awarded to companies that have won the Best IR Award three times. The company had already won the Best IR Award in fiscal 2006 and fiscal 2010 and the fiscal 2011 award is the third. The reasons for our selection for an IR Grand Prix are as follows.
Abridged from a JIRA news release
FamilyMart (Best IR Award winner in 2006, 2010; first IR Grand Prix)
IR activities are conducted on an ongoing basis by management, senior IR executives and the IR department, with the co-operation of business divisions. Disclosure is unaffected by changes in the operating environment or changes in earnings performance. Presentations focusing on overseas businesses, a concern of investors, won plaudits for their timing and content. The IR department works quickly, and responds appropriately to inquiries. Information regarding damage sustained in the Great East Japan Earthquake and recovery works was provided as quickly as feasible. The content of the annual report likewise improves year by year.
We seek to ensure that our customers enjoy every minute they spend in our stores, by offering them convenience, friendliness and fun.
FamilyMart is committed to ensuring that its investor relations activities respect its policy of simple and forthright disclosure characterized by accuracy, promptness and impartiality and contribute to raising corporate value through interactive market communications.