Procedures for the Submission of Complaints or Concerns under the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
If you have any complaint or concern regarding accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters (referred to as the "Subject Matters") relating to Canon Inc. or any of its consolidated subsidiaries (collectively referred to as "Canon"), such as fraud or deliberate error in preparation of any financial statement, you may report such complaint or concern in writing, with your real name and address specified, directly to the Audit & Supervisory Board of Canon Inc. In the report, you are requested to describe such complaint or concern in the concrete and in detail, as much as you can, based on the facts you found, and send it to the following address by mail.
If you are an employee of Canon, you may report your complaint or concern anonymously in accordance with the provision of the U.S. Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. If you choose to report anonymously, please indicate that you are an employee of Canon.
Attn: Office of Audit & Supervisory Board Member
30-2, Shimomaruko 3-chome, Ohta-ku,
Tokyo 146-8501, Japan
Please note the following:
To evaluate, investigate or take other actions regarding your complaint or concern, the Audit & Supervisory Board may disclose any document or information provided in such complaint or concern to (a) staff of Office of Audit & Supervisory Board Member, as the secretariat of the Audit & Supervisory Board, (b) staff of the divisions in Canon designated by the Audit & Supervisory Board to make investigation regarding your complaint or concern, and (c) any other personnel or advisor (including accountants and lawyers) designated by the Audit & Supervisory Board to take actions.
The Audit & Supervisory Board is not required to return your report or material provided to us.
The Audit & Supervisory Board will attempt to inform you of the outcome of the investigation or other actions regarding your complaint or concern, as long as it is within the scope of the Subject Matters and your real name and address are specified.