Sept.25, 2009


Minebea Co., Ltd.

Notice of Resignation and New Appointment of Independent Committee Member Based on "Countermeasures for Large-Scale Acquisitions of Minebea Shares (Takeover Defense Measures)"

Minebea received notice from Mr. Tadakatsu Sano, a member of the independent committee established as part of the "Countermeasures for Large-Scale Acquisitions of Minebea Shares (Takeover Defense Measures)" which was approved and passed at the May 8, 2008 meeting of the Board of Directors and approved for revision at the June 27, 2008 annual shareholder general meeting, that he would be resigning from the committee for personal reasons. In response, a new member was appointed at the September 25, 2009 meeting of the Board of Directors. The details are as follows:

1. Name and Biographical Sketch of New Committee Member

Mr. Takehiko NAGASAKI
Date of Birth: May 31, 1943
Brief History
   Mar 1967 Graduated from Meiji University School of Law
Jan 1969 Joined Tokyo Daiichi Certified Public Accountant Office
Aug 1971 Registered as certified public accountant
Jul 1988 Joined Showa Ota & Co.
May 1989 Became partner
Apr 2000 Appointed as Executive Director of Century Ota Showa & Co.
(now Ernst & Young ShinNihon LLC )
May 2006 Appointed Vice CEO
Aug 2008 Appointed Senior Advisor
Jun 2009 Compulsory retirement
Jun 2009 External Corporate Auditor of SAN-AI OIL Co., Ltd. (present post)
Jul 2009 Takehiko Nagasaki Certified Public Accountant Office(present post)

Other primary post: External Corporate Auditor of SAN-AI OIL Co., Ltd.

Note: There are no special interests between Minebea and Mr. Nagasaki.

2. Date of Acceptance of Appointment

September 25, 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
(TEL: 81-3-5434-8637)
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