2009

May 8, 2009

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Minebea Co., Ltd.

Personnel relocation and structural reorganization

The Board of Directors met on Friday, May 8, 2009 and concluded personnel relocation and structural reorganization as described below.
These matters will be officially finalized at another Board of Directors meeting scheduled to be held after the completion of both the annual shareholders' general meeting and shareholders' general meeting on Friday, June 26, 2009.

1. New directors and executive officers

The below introduces new directors and executive officers who will be officially appointed at the Board of Directors meeting scheduled to be held after the completion of both the annual shareholders' general meeting and shareholders' general meeting on Friday, June 26, 2009:

New official position Present official position Name  
Representative Director,
President and Chief Executive Officer
Representative Director,
President and Chief Executive Officer
Yoshihisa Kainuma  
Director, Executive Vice President Officer Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer Koichi Dosho  
Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer Hiroharu Katogi  
Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer Akihiro Hirao  
Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer Eiichi Kobayashi  
Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer Senior Managing Executive Officer Hiroyuki Yajima Newly appointed (Director)
Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer Director, Managing Executive Officer Masayoshi Yamanaka Promoted
Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer Director, Managing Executive Officer Hirotaka Fujita Promoted
Independent Director Independent Director Kohshi Murakami  
Independent Director Independent Director Takashi Matsuoka  
Senior Managing Executive Officer Senior Managing Executive Officer Sakae Yashiro  
Managing Executive Officer Managing Executive Officer Susumu Fujisawa  
Managing Executive Officer Managing Executive Officer Motoyuki Niijima  
Managing Executive Officer Executive Officer Junichi Mochizuki Promoted
Managing Executive Officer Executive Officer Tsugihiko Musha Promoted
Managing Executive Officer Executive Officer Gary Yomantas Promoted
Executive Officer Executive Officer Morihiro Iijima  
Executive Officer Executive Officer Takashi Aiba  
Executive Officer Executive Officer Daishiro Konomi  
Executive Officer Executive Officer Tatsuo Matsuda  
Executive Officer Executive Officer Motoharu Akiyama  
Executive Officer Executive Officer Tamio Uchibori  
Executive Officer Executive Officer Koichi Takeshita  
Executive Officer Executive Officer Tetsuya Tsuruta  
Executive Officer Executive Officer Shuji Uehara  
Executive Officer Executive Officer Takeshi Iida  
Executive Officer Executive Officer Shigeru None  
Executive Officer Executive Officer Kunio Shimba  
Executive Officer General Manager of Administration
Department of Sales Headquarters
Hiromi Yoda Newly appointed
Executive Officer Head of Rotary Component Basic Technology
Development Division of Engineering
Headquarters
Miyuki Furuya Newly appointed
Executive Officer Head of Logistics Division of Operations
Headquarters
Harukazu Hase Newly appointed
Executive Officer Head of 1st Production Enginnering Division
of Manufacturing Headquarters
Kazunori Sawayama Newly appointed
Executive Officer Dupty Head of Electronic Device Business Unit Ryozo Iwaya Newly appointed

The following director and executive officers will retire when the annual shareholders' general meeting is held on Friday, June 26, 2009:

Director, Advisor Takayuki Yamagishi
Managing Executive Officer Shunji Mase
Executive Officer Mamoru Kamigaki

2. Structural reorganization (date of announcement: June 1, 2009)

In July, 2005, we established the current organization system where a number of "business units" are managed by the responsible "headquarters." A business unit, consisting of personnel from the Manufacturing Division and the Sales Division to handle an individual business project, functions as an organization allocated vertically while the associated "headquarters" provides lateral support for the business unit.
Although we have achieved the initial objectives of the structural reform which established these business units (vertically allocated organizations) and headquarters (laterally allocated organizations) that have been working together in harmony, we are aware that new structural reorganization is now essential to facilitate further business extension and improved results under the current harsh economic conditions.
We will establish "business headquarters" according to the individual product group to replace the current business units and headquarters that are under direct control of the Representative Director. We will do so in the quest to organically integrate the functions of individual business units and headquarters to maximize business efficiency while clarifying the profit and loss of each product and sharing various technologies adopted for each product to utilize them for all other group products. Each business headquarters contain business units similar to the current business units. Any functions of the current headquarters, such as manufacturing, engineering, sales and material procurement, will be transferred to the business headquarters as long as such functions are effective in boosting the business efficiency of the business headquarters.

We will establish a total of five business headquarters: "Machined Components Business Headquarters", "Rotary Components Business Headquarters", "Electronic Devices and Components Business Headquarters", "HDD Motor Business Headquarters" and "Special Devices Business Headquarters".
In order to provide support for the individual business headquarters and business units, the following headquarters will also undergo structural reorganization: Manufacturing Headquarters will change to the "Production Support Division", the Engineering Headquarters to the "Engineering Support Division" and the Sales Headquarters to the "Sales Division". The material and logistics operations currently undertaken by the Operations Headquarters will be handled by the "Procurement and Logistics Division".
Furthermore, in order to demonstrate the Minebea Group's comprehensive strength to the fullest extent, which is underpinned by its vertically and laterally located organizations, as well as to facilitate the efficient implementation of the group's business strategies, we will appoint a Vice President, Chief Executive Officer who will supervise all of the Business Headquarters and supporting divisions (Koichi Dosho, currently serving as a Senior Managing Executive Officer, will assume the post on June 26, 2009).

In addition, we will also reorganize the current headquarters responsible for office management by dividing them into the "Operations and Planning Division", the "Finance and Administration Division" and the "CSR Promotion Division".
Please refer to the attached company-wide organization chart for further details.

3. Personnel Changes (date of announcement: June 1, 2009)

New Assignment Former Assignment Post to be Retained Name
Representative Director and President of
Minebea Motor Manufacturing Corporation
Head of Information Motor Business Unit;Representative Director
and President of Minebea Motor Manufacturing Corporation
Representative Director,
President and Chief Executive Officer
Yoshihisa Kainuma
Officer in charge of Sales at HDD Motor Business Headquarters Chief of Sales Headquarters Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer Koichi Dosho
Officer in charge of Operation&Planning Division Chief of Administration Headquarters;Head of Business Administration
Division and Head of Information System Division
Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer Hiroharu Katogi
Officer in charge of Engineering Support Division;Chief of
Special Device Business Headquarters;Officer in charge of
Enginnering at HDD Motor Business Headquarters
Chief of Engineering Headquarters;Officer in charge of
Enviroment Preservation
Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer Akihiro Hirao
Chief of HDD Motor Business Headquarters Chief of Manufacturing Headquarters Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer Eiichi Kobayashi
Chief of Machined Components Business Headquarters;
Head of Ball Bearing Business Unit
Head of Ball Bearing Business Unit Senior Managing Executive Officer Hiroyuki Yajima
Officer in charge of Sales Division Chief of Operation Headquarters;Head of Procurement Division;
Head of Legal Division;
Director, Managing Executive Officer Masayoshi Yamanaka
Chief of Rotary Component Business Headquarters;
Head of Information Motor Business Unit
Deputy Chief of Manufacturing Headquarters; Head of
Electronic Device Business Unit
Director, Managing Executive Officer Hirotaka Fujita
Officer in charge of Finance&Administration Division;Chief of CSR
Promotion Division
Deputy Chief of Administration Headquarters;Head of Finance
Division and Accounting Division
Senior Managing Executive Officer Sakae Yashiro
Chief of Electronic Device & Component Business Headquarters Deputy Chief of Sales Headquarters;Deputy Head of Ball Bearing
Business Unit
Executive Officer Junichi Mochizuki
Officer in charge of Procurement & Logistics Division Deputy Chief of Manufacturing Headquarters;General Manager of
Accounting Department of Karuizawa Plant,Accounting Division of
Administration Headquarters
Executive Officer Takashi Aiba
Head of Procurement Department, Procurement & Logistics Division Head of Japan Sales Division of Sales Headquarters Executive Officer Tatsuo Matsuda
Deputy Officer in charge of Engineering Support Division Head of Bearing Basic Technology Development Division,
Head of Material and Process Development Division
of Engineering Headquarters
Executive Officer Motoharu Akiyama
Deputy Chief of Rotary Component Business Headquarters;
Officer in charge of Sales at Rotary Component Business Headquarters
Deputy Chief of Sales Headquarters,Excutive Vice President of
NMB Technologies Corporation
Executive Officer Koichi Takeshita
Head of Personnnel, General Affairs Department of
Operation&Planning Division
Deputy Head of Personnnel,General Affairs Division and
General Manager of Personnnel
Executive Officer Takeshi Iida
Deputy Officer in charge of Sales Division General Manager of Marketing&Sales Strategies Office,Sales Headquarters Executive Officer Shigeru None
Deputy Officer in charge of Finance&Administration Division;Head of
Internal Control Promotion Office of CSR Promotion Division
General Manager of Administration Department of Sales Headquarters   Hiromi Yoda
Deputy Chief of Rotary Component Business Headquarters;
Officer in charge of Enginnering at Rotary Component
Business Headquarters;
Head of Rotary Component Basic Technology Development Division
of Engineering Headquarters
  Miyuki Furuya
Head of Logistics Department at Procurement & Logistics Division Head of Logistics Division of Operations Headquarters   Harukazu Hase
Officer in charge of Production Support Division Head of 1st Production Enginnering Division of Manufacturing Headquarters   Kazunori Sawayama
Head of Lighting Device Business Unit at Electronic Device
& Component Business Headquarters
Dupty Head of Electronic Device Business Headquarters   Ryozo Iwaya

Minebea Co., Ltd. Organization Chart (June 1, 2009)

Company Name: Minebea Co., Ltd.
Representative: Yoshihisa Kainuma
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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