2006

June 5, 2006

Minebea Co., Ltd.

Managerial Assignments

At its Board of Directors Meeting held on June 5, 2006, Minebea Co., Ltd. decided the following managerial assignments.
The assignments related to Minebea-Matsushita Motor Corporation, a joint venture with Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd., are subject to the approval of its Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on June 26, 2006, and of its Board of Directors Meeting subsequent to the General Meeting of Shareholders.

Effective June 26, 2006
New Assignment Former Assignment Post to be Retained
Yoshihisa Kainuma, Mr.
Head of Information Motor Business Unit, Representative Director and President of Minebea-Matsushita Motor Corporation
Chief of Operations
Headquarters, Head of
Legal Division
Director, Senior Managing
Executive Officer
Tosei Takenaka, Mr.
Chief of Operations Headquarters, Head of Legal Division
Head of Information Motor Business Unit, Representative Director and President of Minebea-Matsushita Motor Corporation Director, Senior Managing
Executive Officer
Masayoshi Yamanaka, Mr.
Deputy Chief of Operations
Headquarters, Head of
Corporate Planning Division
General Manager of
Regional Affairs for South
East Asia
Managing Executive Officer
Morihiro Iijima, Mr.
General Manager of Regional
Affairs for South East Asia
Deputy Chief of
Operations Headquarters,
Head of Corporate
Planning Division
Executive Officer
Mamoru Kamigaki, Mr.
Deputy Head of Information
Motor Business Unit, Senior
Managing Director of
Minebea-Matsushita Motor
Corporation
Head of Procurement
Division
Executive Officer
Effective June 29, 2006
New Assignment Former Assignment Post to be Retained
Gary Yomantas, Mr.
Executive Officer
General Manager of Regional
Affairs for North and South
America, President of NMB (USA) Inc., President of New Hampshire Ball Bearings, Inc.

The following new Directors and Officers of Minebea-Matsushita Motor Corporation are subject to the approval of its Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on June 26, 2006, and of its Board of Directors Meeting subsequent to the General Meeting of Shareholders.

Minebea-Matsushita Motor Corporation's new management
Effective June 26, 2006

Name Assignment
Yoshihisa Kainuma Representative Director and President
(Newly assigned)
Tatsuyoshi Oka Representative Director and Vice President (Currently Director, Home Appliance & Automotive Motor Division, Motor Company, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.) (Newly assigned)
Mamoru Kamigaki Senior Managing Director (Newly assigned)
Kaoru Matsumoto Director
Shuji Uehara Director
Tsugumitsu Suehiro Director (Currently Senior Auditor, Motor Company, Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.) (Newly assigned)
Kengo Katsuki Director
Yugen Ota Director
Eiichi Kobayashi Absentee Director
Ikuo Miyamoto Absentee Director
Tomihiro Maruta Standing Corporate Auditor
Masaaki Katagiri Corporate Auditor
Takeshi Hosomi Corporate Auditor

Retiring Directors effective June 26, 2006
Tosei Takenaka
(Now Representative Director and President)
Miyuki Furuya
(Now Representative Director and Vice President)
Kunitake Matsushita
(Now Director)
Kazuhisa Takahashi
(Now Director)

Company Name: Minebea Co., Ltd.
Representative: Takayuki Yamagishi
Representative Director,
President and Chief Executive Officer
(Code No. 6479)
Contact Person: Shunji Mase
Managing Executive Officer,
Head of Personnel & General Affairs Div.

Naoyuki Kimura
Deputy General Manager of Personnel & General Affairs Department
Tel. 81-3-5434-8612 / Fax 81-3-5434-8601
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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