Unless otherwise provided in these Regulations, acquisition of proxies shall be restricted as follows:
Souvenirs, if any, distributed in each shareholders meeting shall be limited to one type. If the quantity of souvenirs is not sufficient for distribution, substitutes with equivalent value may be distributed instead.
- A proxy shall not be obtained in exchange for money or other interest; provided that this rule shall not apply to souvenirs for a shareholders meeting distributed on behalf of the company or reasonable fees paid by a solicitor to a company mandated to handle solicitation matters;
- A proxy shall not be obtained in the name of another person; and
- A solicited proxy shall not be used as a non-solicited proxy for attendance of a shareholders meeting.
After the solicitor or the proxy agent has delivered an itemized statement to the company in accordance with Articles 12 and 13 or paid a guarantee deposit of a certain amount, the solicitor or proxy agent may request the company to deliver the souvenirs of the current shareholders meeting, and forward such souvenirs to the shareholder; the company may not refuse such request.
The delivery to the solicitor of the shareholders meeting souvenirs, and the determination of the amount and collection method for the guarantee deposit, as referred to in the preceding paragraph, shall be handled by the company based on the principle of fairness.