2012

May 10, 2012

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Minebea Co., Ltd.

Personnel relocation and structural reorganization

The Board of Directors met on Thursday, May 10, 2012 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, Thursday, June 28, 2012.

1. New Management Structure

Subject to the approval of Minebea's Board of Directors meeting after its Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled to be held on Thursday, June 28, 2012, the new management structure is as follows:

New official position Present official position Name  
Representative Director,
President and Chief Executive officer
Representative Director,
President and Chief Executive officer
Yoshihisa Kainuma  
Director, Vice President Executive Officer Director, Vice President 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 Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer Hiroyuki Yajima  
Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer Masayoshi Yamanaka  
Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer Hirotaka Fujita  
Independent Director Independent Director Kohshi Murakami  
Independent Director Independent Director Takashi Matsuoka  
Standing Corporate Auditor Standing Corporate Auditor Akifumi Kamoi  
Standing External Corporate Auditor Standing External Corporate Auditor Kazuaki Tanahashi  
External Corporate Auditor External Corporate Auditor Hirotaka Fujiwara  
External Corporate Auditor External Corporate Auditor Hisayoshi Rikuna  
Managing Executive Officer Managing Executive Officer Susumu Fujisawa  
Managing Executive Officer Managing Executive Officer Junichi Mochizuki  
Managing Executive Officer Managing Executive Officer Gary Yomantas  
Managing Executive Officer Managing Executive Officer Daishiro Konomi  
Managing Executive Officer Managing Executive Officer Masayuki Imanaka  
Managing Executive Officer Managing Executive Officer Tamio Uchibori  
Managing Executive Officer Adviser Jong Kwan Lim Newly appointed
Managing Executive Officer Executive Officer Takashi Aiba Promoted
Managing Executive Officer Executive Officer Shuji Uehara Promoted
Managing Executive Officer Executive Officer Shigeru None Promoted
Managing Executive Officer Executive Officer Hiromi Yoda Promoted
Executive Officer Executive Officer Kunio Shimba  
Executive Officer Executive Officer Ryozo Iwaya  
Executive Officer Adviser Hiroyuki Akatsu Newly appointed
Executive Officer Executive Officer Tatsuo Matsuda  
Executive Officer Executive Officer Koichi Takeshita  
Executive Officer Executive Officer Tetsuya Tsuruta  
Executive Officer Executive Officer Kazunori Sawayama  
Executive Officer Executive Officer Toru Narita  
Executive Officer Executive Officer Motoji Egawa  
Executive Officer Executive Officer Koichiro Kojima  
Executive Officer Executive Officer Michiya Kagami  
Executive Officer Dupty Head of NHBB/myonic Business Unit. Atsushi Shiraishi Newly appointed

2. Organizational Changes (Effective May 21, 2012)

Each Business Headquarters will be renamed as follows. The Machined Component Business Headquarters, the Rotary Component Business Headquarters, the Electronic Device & Component Business Headquarters, the HDD Motor Business Headquarters, and the Special Device Business Headquarters will be renamed "Machined Component Manufacturing Headquarters," "Rotary Component Manufacturing Headquarters." "Electronic Device & Component Manufacturing Headquarters," "HDD Motor Manufacturing Headquarters," and "Special Device Manufacturing Headquarters," respectively.
The Operation & Planning Division, the Finance & Administration Division, and the CSR Promotion Division will be reorganized into "Administration, Planning & Accounting Division," "Personnel & General Affairs Division," and "Finance & Compliance Promotion Division," respectively. At support divisions, a "Supporting Office for Machine Shop" will be newly created within the "Manufacturing Support Division," and the Engineering Support Division's EMS Department will be merged into the R&D Department.
Daiichi Seimitsu Sangyo Co.,Ltd., a subsidiary of Minebea Co., Ltd., has been under the jurisdiction of Production Support Div., will be operated as an independent division.
In addition, a "Global Motors Business Headquarters" will be newly established, and will supervise the EMT Business Unit, the Hansen Business Unit and the "Moatech Business Unit" to be newly created.
Regarding the Keyboard Business Unit, its existing businesses will be merged into the Measuring Components Business Unit.

Please refer to the attached company-wide organization chart for further details.

3. Personnel Changes (Effective May 21, 2012)

New Assignment Former Assignment Post to be Retained Name
Chief of Global Motors Business Headquarters   Director, Vice President Executive Officer Koichi Dosho
Officer in charge of Administration, Planning & Accounting Div. and Personnel & General Affairs Div. Officer in charge of Operation & Planning Div. Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer Hiroharu Katogi
Chief of Machined Component Manufacturing Headquarters Chief of Machined Component Business Headquarters,
Head of Ball Bearing Business Unit
Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer Hiroyuki Yajima
Chief of Electronic Device & Component Manufacturing Headquarters Chief of Rotary Component Business Headquarters,
Head of Information Motor Business Unit
Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer Hirotaka Fujita
Deputy General Manager of Regional Affairs for China Chief of Electronic Device & Component Business Headquarters Managing Exective Officer Junichi Mochizuki
Officer in charge of Finance & Compliance Promotion Div. In charge of Finance Department at Finance & Administration Divi,
Chief of CSR Promotion Div.
Managing Exective Officer Masayuki Imanaka
Deputy Officer in charge of Administration, Planning, Accounting Div (In charge of Corporate Planning Department and Legal Department) Head of Corporate Planning Department Operation & Planning Div. Managing Exective Officer Tamio Uchibori
Head of Moatech Business Unit at Global Motors Business Headquarters Adviser   Jong Kwan Lim
Deputy Chief of HDD Motor Manufacturing Headquarters General Manager of Regional Affairs for South East Asia Executive Officer Shuji Uehara
Deputy Officer in charge of Administration, Planning, Accounting Div (In charge of Accounting Department and Business Administration Department) In charge of Accounting Department, Information System Department and Legal Department at Finance & Administration Div.
Dupty Chief of CSR Promotion Div.
Executive Officer Hiromi Yoda
Chief of Rotary Component Manufacturing Headquarters,
Head of Information Motor Business Unit
Adviser   Hiroyuki Akatsu
General Manager of Regional Affairs for South East Asia Deputy Chief of Rotary Component Business Headquarters Executive Officer Koichi Takeshita
Head of Fan Motor Business Unit, Minebea Motor Manufacturing Corporation Deputy Chief of Rotary Component Business Headquarters,
Head of Fan Motor Business Unit, Minebea Motor Manufacturing Corporation
Executive Officer Toru Narita
Head of Ball Bearing Business Unit at Machined Component Manufacturing Headquarters Deputy Head of Ball Bearing Business Unit at Machined Component Business Headquarters Executive Officer Koichiro Kojima
Head of Development Division at Electronic Device & Component Manufacturing Headquarters Deputy Chief of Electronic Device & Component Business Headquarters,
Head of Development Division
Executive Officer Michiya Kagami

Minebea Co., Ltd. Organization Chart (May 21, 2012)

Company Name: Minebea Co., Ltd.
Representative: Yoshihisa Kainuma
Representative Director,
President and Chief Executive Officer
(Code No. 6479, TSE Div. No.1)
Contact: Yasunari Kuwano
General Manager
Corporate Communications Office
Tel: +81-(0)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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