Investor Relations shall provide the public with accurate, comprehensive and timely information, to form a good basis for making decisions related to valuation and trade of the Yara share. The aim of providing such information is to reduce investors' risk and the volatility of the Yara share, contributing to a pricing of the Yara share that reflects the company's underlying values and future prospects.
Yara's main communication channels are stock exchange releases, press releases and its own web pages (www.yara.com) in order to secure that the same information is made available to all audiences simultaneously. Although Yara holds regular meetings for analysts, investors, journalists and employees, all material new information is first published to the stock exchange and Yara’s web pages. Yara will provide a consistent level of information regardless of whether the news is positive or negative.
Yara does not provide guidance on total financial results. However, Yara may communicate guidance and / or targets for discrete activity areas. In addition, Yara provides sensitivities that can be used to calculate the financial effects of changes in market prices and currency exchange rates.
Yara Spokespersons to financial markets (investors, analysts and financial media) are the Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Financial Officer, SVP Investor Relations, VP Corporate Communications and Investor Relations Officer(s) or others authoritised by these. Questions from investors and financial analysts to other Yara personnel shall be referred to Investor Relations. All meetings with investors and financial analysts shall be arranged/coordinated by Investor Relations, and presentation materials for such meetings shall be prepared or approved by Investor Relations. Investor Relations shall normally accompany Yara managers in investor/analyst meetings.
Reporting dates and closed periods
Yara publishes quarterly financial results according to its financial calendar which is published annually on its web pages and to the stock exchange. Ahead of announcement of quarterly results, Yara has a so-called "closed period" when contact with external analysts, investors and journalists is minimized. Yara will not comment upon own activities or market developments during this period, to minimize the risk of unequal information in the marketplace. The closed periods are from 16 January until fourth quarter results publication, from 1 April until first quarter results publication, from 1 July until second quarter results publication and from 1 October until third quarter results publication.
Yara shall comply with relevant regulations for companies listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.