Investor Relations Policy for Funcom N.V.
Funcom is committed to providing the financial markets with precise, relevant, timely and consistent information on matters that are of material significance for the valuation of securities issued by the Company whenever Funcom is the appropriate source for such information. Funcom strives to ensure that the information it provides to the financial markets gives market players the best possible basis to establish a precise picture of the Company's financial condition and factors that may affect its future value creation.
This IR policy was approved by the Funcom Supervisory Board on March 21, 2007. The policy has since been revisited and approved by the Supervisory Board. The most recent evaluation took place in April 2014.
1. Equal treatment
Funcom uses the Oslo Stock Exchange company message system to ensure the simultaneous release of price sensitive information to the financial markets. The Company's web site is the principal source of other information on Funcom for the financial markets. In addition financial and Company information can be found at the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in the Netherlands. The website: https://www.kvk.nl/english/
Funcom applies a consistent policy to the release of information regardless of whether the contents are of a positive or negative character.
2. Spokespeople for the Company
The Management Board, the Chief Financial Officer and the Executive Vice President of Business Operations are the Company's spokesmen for contact with the financial markets.
3. Publication of price sensitive information
Funcom routinely and promptly publishes information in respect of material contracts and investment spending and any other material changes or events that might have an effect on the Company’s share price once the decision in question has been taken at the appropriate level in the group and, where relevant, agreement has been reached with the appropriate third party. It is the Company's policy not to comment on rumours or speculation about such matters. The Netherlands is the home Member State of Funcom N.V., and Norway is the host state of Funcom N.V. In consequence, both the listing regulations from the Netherlands (https://www.afm.nl/en/professionals/) and from Norway (https://www.oslobors.no/ob_eng/Oslo-Boers/Regulations) are applicable to the listed securities of Funcom N.V.
Funcom does not provide guidance on quantitative targets for the Company's future turnover, earnings, return on equity or cash flow. Following the close of each quarter, the Company publishes the Company's view on general market conditions in the industry in which it operates.
5. Relationship with investment analysts, earnings forecasts and market expectations
Funcom routinely monitors the research reports and forecasts published about the Company. If Funcom becomes aware of a significant positive or negative discrepancy between the development of the Company's turnover or earnings and the level of expectations in the financial markets for the current financial year, as expressed by earnings forecasts, it will advise the market of the discrepancy by issuing a stock exchange announcement.
The Company may agree to review research reports prior to their publication, but its comments will be limited to correcting errors of fact and any errors in the presentation of information that the Company has itself released to the market through stock exchange announcements or by publication on its web site. Funcom will not make any comment on earnings forecasts or any other form of evaluation produced by investment analysts or investors.
Funcom N.V. is or has been followed by third party analyst firms. Any opinions, estimates or forecasts regarding the performance of Funcom NV.'s made by these analyst firms are theirs alone.
6. Silent Period
For a period of four weeks prior to the publication of each interim quarterly report, Funcom will minimize its contact with investment analysts, investors and journalists. This policy has been adopted to minimize the risk of any unequal treatment of different parties in the market.
7. Closed periods
As a principle rule, the execution of transactions on securities of the Company is not allowed for employees during a period of twenty-one calendar days directly preceding the publication of the half year report, or quarterly reports, or announcement of a(n) (interim) dividend.
Funcom is investing its capital in the development of existing as well as future games and also values the flexibility to be able to pursue strategic opportunities if they should arise. The Company will therefore retain its surplus cash in the Company. Future payments of dividends are not foreseen and will only be possible if the equity and liquidity position allow payment