Investor communication channels and the distribution and availability of releases
The Company uses a press release distribution system provided by Cision in its investor communications to distribute stock exchange releases to Nasdaq Helsinki and key media. In general, press releases are distributed to the media using the same system.
Information on the Company is primarily available on the Company’s website (www.solteq.com), which includes all published stock exchange and press releases. The website offers reliable and up-to- date information with which investors can create an accurate picture of the Company, and facts and events affecting the value of the Company’s financial instruments. Financial reports published by Solteq are available on the Company’s website for at least ten years, and stock exchange releases for five years after their publication. Owner and share information on the website are provided by Euroland.Com Ab.
Social media is not the primary communications channel for information included under a reporting obligation, or other new information. The role of social media is to support other channels. The Company has internal instructions for using social media in its communications.
The Company’s official reporting language is Finnish. Any material covered by a listed company’s obligation to report is published at the same time in English. As a rule, stock exchange releases are published in Finnish and English. Press releases are published in the target country’s language and, on a case by case basis, in English or additional languages.
Market rumors and information leaks
The Company does not comment on market rumors. However, the Company may react quickly to correct any rumor or clearly incorrect information on the market if such information is certain or likely to have a major impact on the value of the Company’s financial instruments. If any unpublished information concerning the Company has accidentally reached persons outside the limited circle of insiders, the Company will report on this following a practice which is generally applied to publishing relevant information.
The Company will not correct or comment on forecasts made by analysts. If market expectations and forecasts are significantly different from estimates provided by the Company, the Company may highlight its own communications. The Company will not comment on any unfinished business transactions.
Any financial reports published periodically are preceded by a silent period that begins 30 days before the report’s publication date. During the silent period, the Company’s representatives must not meet with investors, analysts or any other market actors, or give any interviews.
If any event during the silent period requires immediate publication pursuant to a listed company’s requirement for disclosure, the Company will publish such information without undue delay. The Company will decide on a case-by-case basis whether to give interviews concerning published inside information during the silent period.
Obligation to publish inside information, delaying publication, and other matters to report on
The Company publishes inside information as soon as possible, unless publication is delayed, in which case the delaying requirements in accordance with the Market Abuse Regulation must be fulfilled. If a decision is made to delay publication, the conditions for such a decision are documented, an insider list is drawn up, and a delaying decision is drawn up using the Company’s template. The Company will inform the Finnish Financial Supervisory Authority on its decision to delay publication at the same time as it publishes inside information.
The Company will also publish other matters to be reported (such as summons for General Meeting) in accordance with the stock exchange guidelines.
The Company has instructions on how to act and what to communicate in crisis situations. Crisis communications form part of the Company’s risk management. The Director of Communications is responsible for crisis communications. The Company staff has been instructed to report on any potential or existing crisis situation by means of a separate crisis communications channel that will reach the crisis communications working group. Accuracy, transparency, timeliness, proactiveness and seamless cooperation with the authorities are principles guiding communications in crisis situations.
4. Additional information
Additional information about the disclosure policy is provided by:
CEO Olli Väätäinen
Telephone: +358 50 557 8111
CFO Kari Lehtosalo
Telephone: +358 40 701 0338