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The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. Announces Changes of Senior Management

The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. (Tokyo, Japan) is a global manufacturing and sales company of premium tires since 1917, and is the parent company of Fullerton, California-based Yokohama Tire Corporation.

February 14, 2012

Tokyo – The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd., announced today that it informally decided the below-mentioned changes of senior management at the meeting of the board of directors held on February 14, 2012. The changes will formally be approved after the general meeting of shareholders to be held on March 29, 2012.

Promoted Directors

Yuji Goto
New position: Director and Senior Managing Corporate Officer
Current position: Director and Managing Corporate Officer


Fumio Morita
New position: Director and Managing Corporate Officer
Current position: Director and Corporate Officer


Promoted Corporate Officer

Yasushi Tanaka
New position: Managing Corporate Officer
Current position: Corporate Officer

Newly-appointed Corporate Officer

Atao Kishi
New position: Corporate Officer

Retired Corporate Officer

Misao Hiza
New position: Chief Engineer
Current position: Managing Corporate Officer

New Management

Yokohama Rubber plans to establish the following new management after the general meeting of shareholders to be held on March 29, 2012.

Board of Directors

Tadanobu Nagumo Chairman and CEO and Representative Director
Hikomitsu Noji President and Representative Director
Norio Karashima Director and Vice President, Chief Global Marketing Officer
Tooru Kobayashi Director and Vice President, in charge of Corporate Planning Dept., Global HR Dept, Secretariat, GD100 Promotion Dept., President of Multiple Business Group
Yuji Goto Director and Senior Managing Corporate Officer, President of Tire Group, General Manager of Tire Global Business Planning Div., General Manager of Tire Global Logistics Div.
Kinya Kawakami Director and Managing Corporate Officer, General Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility Div., General Manager of R&D Center
Takao Oishi Director and Managing Corporate Officer, General Manager of Industrial Products Business Group, General Manager of Aerospace Div., General Manager of Industrial Products Sales Div.
Fumio Morita Director and Managing Corporate Officer, in charge of Sports Business Div., Corporate Finance & Accounting Dept., Internal Audit Dept., MIS Dept., Global Procurement Div., President of Yokohamagomu Finance Co., Ltd.

Board of Corporate Auditors

Takashi Fukui
Hideo Fujiwara
Naozumi Furukawa
Yoshiki Sato
Go Kajitani

Corporate Officers

Koichi Tanaka Senior Managing Corporate Officer, Chairman and President of Yokohama Rubber (China) Co., Ltd.
Shinichi Suzuki Managing Corporate Officer, General Manager of Russia Tire Plant Div., President of Yokohama R.P.Z. L.L.C.
Hirohiko Takaoka Managing Corporate Officer, President of Yokohama Tire Japan Co., Ltd.
Yasushi Tanaka Managing Corporate Officer, President of Yokohama Tire Corporation, President of Yokohama Corporation of America, President of Yokohama Corporation of North America
Shigeo Komatsu Corporate Officer, President of Yokohama Mold Co., Ltd.
Toshiyuki Nishida Corporate Officer, Deputy General Manager of Industrial Products Business Group, General Manager of Industrial Products Technical Div., General Manager of Hiratsuka Factory
Takaharu Fushimi Corporate Officer, General Manager of Global O.E. Tire Sales & Marketing Div., President of Yokohama Continental Tire Co., Ltd.
Tadashi Suzuki Corporate Officer, General Manager of Tire Global Production Div., General Manager of Tire Production HR Dept.
Hideto Katsuragawa Corporate Officer, General Manager of Tire Overseas Sales & Marketing Div.
Hirohisa Hazama Corporate Officer, General Manager of Tire Global Technical Div.
Tetsuya Kuze Corporate Officer, President of Yokohama Tire Philippines, Inc.
Yasushi Kikuchi Corporate Officer, General Manager of Global Procurement Div.
Kazuya Nakazawa Corporate Officer, Vice President and Representative Director of Yokohama Industrial Products Japan Co., Ltd.
Atao Kishi Corporate Officer, General Manager of Tire Global Product Planning Div., Deputy General Manager of Tire Global Technical Div., General Manager of Tire Global Marketing Research and Planning Dept.