15.1 General information
The Company shall establish guidelines for its reporting of financial and other information based on openness and taking into account the requirement of equal treatment in the securities market. The Company is obliged to continually provide its shareholders, the Oslo stock exchange and the securities market and financial market in general with timely and precise information about the Company and its operations. This information shall be published in accordance with the Oslo stock exchange's information system.
Relevant information will be given in the form of annual reports, quarterly reports, press releases, notices to the stock exchange and through published investor presentations in accordance with what is deemed appropriate and required at any given time. Such information shall be published through Oslo Børs' information system and/or be published at the Company's website. The Company shall clarify its long-term potential, including strategies, value drivers and risk factors. The Company shall maintain an open and proactive policy for investor relations, a website designed to incorporate "sound practices", and shall give regular presentations in connection with annual and provisional results.
Unless there are applicable exemptions, and these are invoked, DOF shall promptly disclose all inside information (as defined by the Norwegian Securities Trading Act). In any event, DOF will provide information about certain events, e.g. by the Board and the general meeting concerning dividends, amalgamations, mergers/demergers or changes to the share capital, the issuing of subscription rights, convertible loans and all agreements of major importance that are entered into by DOF and related parties.
Separate guidelines have been drawn up for handling of inside information, see "Instructions for handling of inside information" and "Instructions for primary insiders". Company shall also have in place a policy on whom in the Board who is entitled to publicy speak on behalf of the Company on various subjects. Further, the Company should have a contingency plan on how to respond to events of a particular character of interest.
15.2 Information to shareholders
In addition to the Boards' dialogue with the Company's shareholders at the general meetings, the Board should make suitable arrangements for shareholders to communicate with the Company at other times. This will enable the Board to develop an understanding of the matters regarding the Company that are of a particular concern or interest to its shareholders. Communications with the shareholders should always be in compliance with the provisions of applicable laws and regulations and in accordance with the principle of equal treatment of the Company's shareholders.
All information distributed to the Company’s shareholders will be published on the Company’s web site at the same time as it is sent to shareholders.