EVRY 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 EVRY is the appropriate source for such information. EVRY 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.
EVRY uses the Oslo Børs 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 EVRY for the financial markets. EVRY applies a consistent policy to the release of information regardless of whether the contents are of a positive or negative character.
Spokespeople for the company
The Group Chief Executive Officer and the Chief Financial Officer are the company's spokesmen for contact with the financial markets. The company may nominate one of its other executive vice presidents as its spokesperson on a specific matter or issue where this is necessary to ensure that the market is given access to the best information possible.
Publication of price sensitive information
EVRY 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.
EVRY 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 summarised information on orders in hand that will produce turnover in future periods ("order backlog"), together with the company's view on general market conditions in the markets in which it operates.
Relationship with investment analysts, earnings forecasts and market expectations
EVRY routinely monitors the research reports and forecasts published about the company. If EVRY 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. EVRY will not make any comment on earnings forecasts or any other form of evaluation produced by investment analysts or investors.
EVRY does not distribute research or reports on the company produced by third parties, and will only refer potential investors to the summary published on the company web site of the investment banks that routinely follow the company.
For a period of four weeks prior to the publication of each interim quarterly report, EVRY will minimise its contact with investment analysts, investors and journalists. During this period, the company will not hold any meetings with investors or analysts, and will not provide any comments on market conditions or developments in the company. This policy has been adopted to minimise the risk of any unequal treatment of different players in the market.