2009

Mar.24, 2009

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Minebea Co., Ltd.

Notice of Management Change

Minebea Co., Ltd. hereby announces that its Board of Directors has resolved the following change to the position of its Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer at the meeting held on March 24, 2009.

1. Personal Name and Name of New Position

Name New Position Current Position
Takayuki Yamagishi Director, Advisor Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer, Chief of Internal Auditing Management Headquarters
Yoshihisa Kainuma Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer, Head of Information Motor Business Unit Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer, Head of Information Motor Business Unit

2. Scheduled date for change

April 1, 2009

3. Reason for change

This change is due to reasons for the health of Mr. Takayuki Yamagishi, Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

4. Brief Biography of New Representative Director

New Position Representative Director, President and Chief Executive Officer, Head of Information Motor Business Unit
Name Yoshihisa Kainuma
Date of birth 1956 Feb. 6
Place of birth Tokyo
Education 1978 Mar. Graduated from Faculty of Law, Keio University
1987 June Completed the Master of Laws course of Law School, Harvard University
Biographical Sketch 1988 Nov. Passed the bar exam of New York State, U.S.A.
1988 Dec. Director and General Manager of Legal Dept. of the Company
1992 Dec. Managing Director and Deputy General Manager of Operation Headquarters
1994 Dec. Senior Managing Director
General Manager of European and American Regional Sales of Sales Headquarters, Deputy General Manager of Operations Headquarters
1995 July General Manager of Operation Headquarters
2003 June Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer (Present)
2005 July Chief of Operations Headquarters
2005 Oct. Chief of Operations Headquarters and General Manager of Legal Division
2006 June Head of Information Motor Business Unit Representative Director and President of Minebea-Matsushita Motor Corporation (the present Minebea Motor Manufacturing Corporation) (Present)
Company Name: Minebea Co., Ltd.
Representative: Takayuki Yamagishi
Representative Director,
President and Chief Executive Officer
(Code No. 6479 TSE Div. No. 1)
Contact Person: Yasunari Kuwano
General Manager
Corporate Communications Office
Corporate Planning Division
(TEL: 81-3-5434-8637)
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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