Honda: Notice concerning management changes

The Board of Directors of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (the “Company”), at its meeting held on February 23, 2015, has decided on changes in its Operating Officers as of April 1, 2015 and its Directors as of June 2015. Those changes in its Directors as of June 2015 are subject to approval at the General … Continued

The Board of Directors of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (the “Company”), at its meeting held on February 23, 2015, has decided on changes in its Operating Officers as of April 1, 2015 and its Directors as of June 2015. Those changes in its Directors as of June 2015 are subject to approval at the General Meeting of Shareholders of the Company scheduled to be held in June 2015.

Particulars:

1. Changes in Board Members
< As of June 2015 >

Planned changes in Representative Directors

NameNew TitleCurrent Title
Takahiro HachigoPresident, Chief Executive Officer and Representative DirectorManaging Officer
Takanobu ItoDirector and AdvisorPresident, Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director

Mr. Takahiro Hachigo is to become a Senior Operating Officer in April 1, 2015.

Mr. Takahiro Hachigo is also one of the candidates (along with those mentioned hereafter) to be newly appointed a Director, subject to approval at the General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled to be held in June 2015.

Planned changes in Directors

Directors (not including Representative Directors) to be newly appointed

NameNew TitleCurrent Title
Koichi FukuoSenior Managing Officer and DirectorSenior Managing Officer
Yoshiyuki MatsumotoSenior Managing Officer and DirectorManaging Officer
Yoshi YamaneSenior Managing Officer and DirectorManaging Officer
Masayuki IgarashiOperating Officer and DirectorDirector of Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Mr. Masayuki Igarashi is to become an Operating Officer in April 1, 2015.

Directors to retire

NameNew TitleCurrent Title
Takashi YamamotoSenior Managing Officer and Director
Yoshiharu YamamotoSenior Managing Officer and Director
Toshihiko NonakaManaging OfficerManaging Officer and Director
Yuji ShigaOperating Officer and Director

Mr. Toshihiko Nonaka is expected to assume the office of President, Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director of Honda Engineering Co., Ltd. as of April 1, 2015.

2. Planned changes in Corporate Auditors
< As of June 2015 >

Corporate Auditors to be newly appointed

NameNew TitleCurrent Title and Background
Hideo TakauraCorporate AuditorCertified Public Accountant, Hideo Takaura Office;
Auditor, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ);
Auditor, The Uehara Memorial Foundation
Mayumi TamuraCorporate AuditorFormer Executive Officer, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Walmart Japan Holdings GK;
Former Executive Officer, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Seiyu GK

Mr. Hideo Takaura and Ms. Mayumi Tamura are candidates for the outside corporate auditors defined under the provision of the Companies Act.

Corporate Auditors to retire

NameCurrent Title
Hirotake AbeCorporate Auditor
Tomochika IwashitaCorporate Auditor

3. Planned changes in Operating Officers

< As of April 1, 2015 >

Operating Officers to change titles

NameNew TitleCurrent Title
Takuji YamadaSenior Managing OfficerManaging Officer
Yoshiyuki MatsumotoSenior Managing OfficerManaging Officer
Toshiaki MikoshibaSenior Managing OfficerManaging Officer
Yoshi YamaneSenior Managing OfficerManaging Officer
Takahiro HachigoSenior Managing OfficerManaging Officer
Takashi SekiguchiManaging OfficerOperating Officer
Soichiro TakizawaManaging OfficerOperating Officer
Kohei TakeuchiManaging Officer and DirectorOperating Officer and Director

Operating Officers to be newly appointed

NameNew TitleCurrent Title
Kazuhiro OdakaOperating OfficerGeneral Manager of Associate Relations Division of Business Support Operations
Masayuki IgarashiOperating OfficerDirector of Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Hiroyuki KachiOperating OfficerSenior Vice President & Director  of Honda Cars India Ltd.
< As of June 2015 >Operating Officer to be promoted

NameNew TitleCurrent Title and Background
Takahiro HachigoPresident, Chief Executive Officer and Representative DirectorManaging Officer

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