May 12, 2005

Minebea Co., Ltd.

Managerial Assignments

The Board of Directors Meeting the company held on May 12, Thursday, has passed the agenda for executive changeover as follows:

Executive changes as of June 29 upon final approval at the Ordinary General Shareholders Meeting to be held on June 29, as well as at the Board Meeting to be held on the same day:

Change of Representative

1) New representative director, president and chief executive officer: Mr. Takayuki Yamagishi, now
Director,Senior Managing Executive Officer, General Manager of Engineering Headquarters
2) Retiring representative director, president and chief executive officer: Mr. Tsugio Yamamoto

Other Executive Changes

3) New Directors:
Hiroharu Katogi
(Now Managing Executive Officer, in charge of Business Administration and Investor Relations)
Akihiro Hirao
(Now Executive Officer, General Manager of Omori Manufacturing Unit)
Eiichi Kobayashi
(Now Executive Officer, General Manager of Production Technology Center and Tool & Die Dept. of
Karuizawa Manufacturing Unit)
Takashi Matsuoka
(Now Managing Director of Keiaisha Co., Ltd.)
Independent director as required under Article 188, Paragraph 2, item 7-2 of the Japanese
Commercial Code.
4) Retiring Directors:
Tsugio Yamamoto
(Now Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer)
Rikuro Obara
(Now Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer, General Manager of Manufacturing
Headquarters and Karuizawa Manufacturing Unit)
Kenji Senoue
(Now Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer, Member of the Tokyo Head Office Administration
Executive Council, in charge of Strategy Planning)
Atsushi Matsuoka
(Now External Director)

Attached for your reference is Mr. T. Yamagishi's business career.

Date of birth:May 14, 1938


Mar,1962 Graduated from Faculty of Engineering, HokkaidoUniversity
Mar,1962 Joined MinebeaAssigned to manufacturing and engineering of bearings,
mechanical components, etc. at KaruizawaManufacturing Unit.
Jul, 1983 General Manager of 3rd Manufacturing Dept. ofKaruizawa Manufacturing Unit
Jan,1984 General Manager of Karuizawa Manufacturing Department,Measuring Components Division
Mar,1988 Deputy General Manager of Electronics Business Division
Dec,1988 Director
Sep,1989 General Manager of Electronic Devices Division
Dec,1992 Managing Director
Dec,1994 Senior Managing Director, General Manager of 2ndManufacturing Headquarters
Dec,1995 In charge of R&D Center, President and Representative
Director of Minebea Electronics Co., Ltd.
Apr,1997 General Manager of Hamamatsu Manufacturing Unit
Apr,2001 In charge of R&D Headquarters
Apr,2003 General Manager of Engineering Headquarters (Present)
Jun,2003 Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer (Present)
Company Name : Minebea Co., Ltd.
Representative : Tsugio Yamamoto Representative Director,President and Chief Executive Officer
(Code No. 6479 TSE Div. No.1)
Contact Person : Shunji Mase
Executive Officer and General Manager of Personnel& General Affairs Department
Naoyuki Kimura
Deputy General Manager of Personnel & General Affairs Department
Tel. 03-5434-8612 Fax 03-5434-8601
Information in the press releases is current on the date of the announcement.
Product information, contact and other context are subject to change without prior notice.

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