Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc. (President and Group CEO: Jun Ohta)
received “2021 Award for Excellence in Corporate Disclosure” in the banking category for the third
consecutive year by the Securities Analysts Association of Japan (SAAJ).
This award has been presented with the goal of promoting and improving corporate information disclosure.
Companies are evaluated by securities analysts of each sector based on the following five criteria:
1) management’s stance on investor relations, function of the company’s investor relations department, and the
company’s basic stance on investor relations; 2) disclosure through investor meetings, interviews, and
presentation materials; 3) fairness in disclosure; 4) disclosure related to corporate governance; and 5) voluntary
disclosure based on the condition of each industry.
We recognize that appropriate disclosure of corporate and management information is the foundation of our
efforts to realize one of the statements posted in “Our Mission”: “We aim to maximize our shareholders’ value
through the continuous growth of our business.” We will aim to continuously enhance disclosure through
investor meetings for both institutional and individual investors, conferences, one-on-one meetings, and other
SAAJ “2021 Award for Excellence in Corporate Disclosure”