Chief Financial Officer &
Investor Relations Director
INVESTOR RELATIONS MANAGER
(Italian version only)
Policy for Managing Dialogue with Shareholders.
The goal of the IR department is to help the investment community understand the strategy, business model, competitive position and financials of DeA Capital. The IR department accomplishes this by a consistent and transparent communication to the investment community.
DeA Capital is committed to fair, non-discriminatory disclosure of the Company information and seeks to provide current and potential shareholders with appropriate information necessary to make reasoned and informed decisions about investments in DeA Capital.
Retail Investors can contact the Investor Relations department through e-mail, fax or letter following instructions on our website. Investors, who have access to internet, are strongly recommended to use e-mail, this procedure will allow them to receive a detailed reply. All specific requests will receive a reply as shortly as possible (normally within 3 days, depending on the department’s schedule).
Investors may subscribe to DeA Capital’s e-mail alert service to receive press releases, company presentations, quarterly, semi-annual and yearly reports. Investors may also require hard copies of presentations or reports through subscribing to the Company’s database through the website or requesting material over the phone.
DeA Capital, upon the analyst’s request, may review a report or earnings valuation model in order to check for factual accuracy and completeness of information that is within the public domain. The Company will not pressure an analyst to change his or her conclusions, recommendations or valuations. DeA Capital will post names and companies of analysts on the investor relations section of its website.
From time to time DeA Capital might provide earnings guidance on the Company and on its portfolio companies, as well as forward-looking information to enable the investment community to better assess the Company and its performance prospects. When disclosing such forward-looking statements in writing, DeA Capital commits to making use of explicit cautionary language, whereby shareholders or potential investors are warned that statements, although made on a fair and creditworthy basis, involve many assumptions and sources of risk and, therefore, actual results in future may differ materially from the projected situation.
DeA Capital expects to observe a “closed period” (aka Black out Period) at time of finalizing quarterly/annual results. The duration of this period is 30 days.
As long as it is clear that DeA Capital itself is not the source of a market rumour, it may restrict its comments or avoid providing any comments whatsoever (unless regulations or the Market Regulator’s intervention should require a public statement.
All disclosed material information is published on the company website. A multi-year record of all public disclosures of material information is also stored on the web (approximately: 6 years).
In preparing these policy statements, DeA Capital made reference to the existing regulations and to CFA Institute/NIRI “Best practice guidelines governing Analyst/Corporate Issuer Relations” (» Link)