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Honda notice concerning management change

The Board of Directors of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (the “Company”), at its meeting held on February 24, 2014, has decided on changes in its Operating Officers as of April 1, 2014 and June 2014 and has decided on a plan for changes in its Directors as of June 2014. Those changes in its Directors … Continued

The Board of Directors of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (the “Company”), at its meeting held on February 24, 2014, has decided on changes in its Operating Officers as of April 1, 2014 and June 2014 and has decided on a plan for changes in its Directors as of June 2014. Those changes in its Directors as of June 2014 are subject to approval at the General Meeting of Shareholders of the Company scheduled to be held in June 2014.

Particulars:

1. Planned changes in Operating Officers (as of April 1, 2014)

Operating Officers to change titles

NameNew TitleCurrent Title
Koichi FukuoSenior Managing OfficerManaging Officer
Seiji KuraishiManaging OfficerOperating Officer
Toshiaki MikoshibaManaging OfficerOperating Officer
Yoshi YamaneManaging OfficerOperating Officer
Takahiro HachigoManaging OfficerOperating Officer

Operating Officers to be newly appointed

NameCurrent Title
Tetsuo SuzukiSenior Managing Officer and Director of Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
President and Representative Director of Honda Racing Corporation
Issao MizoguchiSenior Vice President and Director of Honda South America Ltda.
President and Director of Moto Honda da Amazonia Ltda.
Toshihiro MibeManaging Officer of Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
Yusuke HoriDirector of Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd
Tomomi KosakaVice President and Director of Honda of America Mfg. Inc.
Noriaki AbeGeneral Manager of Overseas Operation Office No.2., Regional Operations (Asia and Oceania)
Toshiyuki ShimabaraGeneral Manager of Motorcycle Production Planning Division, Motorcycle Operations
Yasuhide MizunoPresident of Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Ltd.

< As of June 2014 >

Officers to retire

NameTitle as of April 1, 2014
Hidenobu IwataSenior Managing Officer
Manabu NishimaeManaging Officer
Hiroshi KobayashiManaging Officer
Masahiro TakedagawaManaging Officer
Katsushi WatanabeManaging Officer
Hiroshi SasamotoOperating Officer
Hiroyuki YamadaOperating Officer

Mr. Hiroshi Sasamoto is expected to assume the office of President and Representative Director of Yachiyo Industry Co., Ltd., and Mr. Hiroyuki Yamada is expected to assume the office of President and Representative Director of Honda Trading Corporation.

2. Planned changes in Directors (as of June 2014)

Directors to be newly appointed

NameNew TitleTitle as of April 1, 2014
Toshihiko NonakaManaging Officer and DirectorManaging Officer
Current Title
Dr. Hideko KuniiDirectorDeputy President,
Professor, Graduate School of Engineering Management and General Manager, Gender Equality Promotion Office,
Shibaura Institute of Technology

Dr. Hideko Kunii is a candidate for the outside director defined under the provision of the Companies Act

Directors to retir

NameTitle as of April 1, 2014
Kensaku HogenDirector
Takeo FukuiDirector and Advisor

Mr. Takeo Fukui is to become an Advisor of the Company.

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