Mitsui & Co., Ltd. ("Mitsui", Head Office: Tokyo, President and CEO: Kenichi Hori) was awarded a IR Grand Prix 2021 by the Japan Investor Relations Association (JIRA) at the IR Awards 2021, which was the 26th holding of the awards.
JIRA gives awards to publicly traded member companies that deeply understand and proactively promote IR, earning high endorsement from market participants. This is the first time Mitsui has won the IR Grand Prix Award, while Mitsui has received the Best IR Award in 2008, 2018 and 2019 and the IR Special Award in 2014.
The judging committee said the following about Mitsui's selection:
"Mitsui's President and CEO places high importance on IR and implements management and financial strategies that are mindful of capital markets. The IR Department has actively conducted online meetings and has politely and appropriately responded in a similar manner to face-to-face meetings. Mitsui has also been highly appreciated for its active dialogue opportunities such as CFO interviews and Investor Day, which was held for the fifth consecutive year. The company's medium-term management plan and the policy on returning profits to shareholders are transparent and persuasive, as its capital allocation policy has been shared with investors. The integrated report and IR materials have become more highly evaluated with the enhanced disclosure of ESG information."
Encouraged by this award, Mitsui will strive to further enhance the quality and fairness of corporate disclosure and interactive communication with its investors, shareholders and all stakeholders.