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Hitachi Metals Ltd (5486.T)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Toyoaki Nakamura

64 2016 Chairman of the Board

Hideaki Takahashi

64 2014 Representative Executive Officer, Executive President, Director

Hiroyuki Okada

61 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Managing Executive Officer, Chief Director of Finance, Chief Director of Information System

Kenichi Nishiie

60 2016 Managing Executive Officer, Chief Director of Human Resources & General Affairs, Chief Director of Procurement & VEC

Akitoshi Hiraki

55 2016 Representative Executive Officer, Managing Executive Officer, Chief Director of Technology Development, Chief Director of Quality Assurance, Director

Masashi Aisa

59 2016 Executive Officer, Chief Senior Director of Sales, President of Eastern Japan Office

Ryoji Akada

57 2016 Executive Officer, President of Magnetic Materials Company, Assistant Manager of Export Control Office

Masato Hasegawa

56 2016 Executive Officer, President of High Rank Functional Parts Company, Assistant Manager of Export Control Office

Kazuya Murakami

54 2016 Executive Officer, President of Cable Materials Company, Assistant Manager of Export Control Office

Eiji Nakano

57 2016 Executive Officer, Chairman & President & Chief Executive Officer of Subsidiaries

Masahiro Ohtsuka

58 2016 Representative Executive Officer, Executive Officer, Chief Director of Business Planning, Manager of Exportation Management Office

Takehisa Seo

56 2016 Executive Officer, President of High Rank Metal Company, Assistant Manager of Export Control Office

Shigekazu Suwabe

55 2016 Executive Officer, Deputy Chief Director of Technology Development

Toshitatsu Hasunuma

63 2016 Director

Junichi Kamata

63 2015 Director

Masashi Igarashi

66 2016 Independent Director

Toshiko Oka

52 2016 Independent Director

Takashi Shimada

64 2015 Independent Director

Masakatsu Hibata

2016 Director of Finance

Biographies

Name Description

Toyoaki Nakamura

Mr. Toyoaki Nakamura has been serving as Chairman of the Board in Hitachi Metals, Ltd. since June 2016. He is also serving as Independent Director in Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation, as well as Director in its parent company, Hitachi, Ltd.

Hideaki Takahashi

Mr. Hideaki Takahashi was named Chairman of the Board in Hitachi Metals Ltd. effective April 1, 2017. He is also Chairman of Compensation and Nominating Committee of the Company. He used to serve as President and Representative Director in Hitachi Building Systems Co., Ltd. He obtained his Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from Chiba University in March 1978.

Hiroyuki Okada

Mr. Hiroyuki Okada resigned from the position of Chief Financial Officer, Managing Executive Officer, Chief Director of Finance and Chief Director of Information System in Hitachi Metals, Ltd. effective March 31, 2017. He used to work for its parent company, Hitachi, Ltd.

Kenichi Nishiie

Mr. Kenichi Nishiie was named Representative Executive Officer, Senior Managing Executive Officer and Chief Director of Business Planning in Hitachi Metals, Ltd. effective April 1, 2017. He joined the Company in April 1979. His previous titles include Manager of Communication Office and Director of Planning in the Company. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Economics from Kobe University in March 1979.

Akitoshi Hiraki

Mr. Akitoshi Hiraki was named Representative Executive Officer, Executive President and Director in Hitachi Metals, Ltd. effective April 1, 2017. He joined the Company in April 1985. His previous titles include Executive Officer and President of Special Steel Company in the Company.

Masashi Aisa

Mr. Masashi Aisa resigned from the position of Executive Officer, Chief Senior Director of Sales and President of Eastern Japan Office in Hitachi Metals, Ltd. effective March 31, 2017. He joined the Company in April 1980. His previous titles include Assistant Manager of Kansai Office and Manager of Group Business Planning Office in the Company. He used to serve as Chairman of the Board in a China-based subsidiary.

Ryoji Akada

Mr. Ryoji Akada has been serving as Executive Officer, President of Magnetic Materials Company and Assistant Manager of Export Control Office in Hitachi Metals, Ltd. since June 2016. He joined the Company in April 1984. His previous titles include Tottori Plant Manager, Director of Information Parts Business, Director of Planning in Magnetic Materials Company and Director of China Project Promotion in Magnetic Materials Company in the Company.

Masato Hasegawa

Mr. Masato Hasegawa was named Managing Executive Officer, President of Material Company and Assistant Manager of Export Management Office in Hitachi Metals, Ltd. effective April 1, 2017. He joined the Company in April 1983. He previously served as Director of Production Technology in the Company.

Kazuya Murakami

Mr. Kazuya Murakami has been serving as Executive Officer, President of Cable Materials Company and Assistant Manager of Export Control Office in Hitachi Metals, Ltd. since April 1, 2016. He used to work for Hitachi Cable, Ltd.

Eiji Nakano

Mr. Eiji Nakano was named Executive Officer, Chief Director of Technology Development in Hitachi Metals, Ltd., effective April 1, 2017. He joined the Company in April 1983.

Masahiro Ohtsuka

Mr. Masahiro Ohtsuka was named Executive Officer in Hitachi Metals, Ltd. as well as Chairman of a subsidiary effective April 2017. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Law from University of Tokyo in March 1981.

Takehisa Seo

Mr. Takehisa Seo resigned from the position of Executive Officer, President of High Rank Metal Company and Assistant Manager of Export Control Office in Hitachi Metals, Ltd. effective March 31, 2017. He joined the Company in April 1984. His previous titles include Yasugi Plant Manager and Manager of Hitachi Sales Center in the Company.

Shigekazu Suwabe

Mr. Shigekazu Suwabe was named Executive Officer, Chief Director of Information System, Chief Director of Quality Assurance and Deputy Chief Director of Technology Development in Hitachi Metals, Ltd. effective April 1, 2017. He joined the Company in April 1986. His previous titles include President of Soft Magnetic Material Company and Assistant Manager of Export Management Office in the Company.

Toshitatsu Hasunuma

Mr. Toshitatsu Hasunuma has been serving as Director in Hitachi Metals, Ltd. since June 2016. He is also Chairman of Audit Committee of the Company. He is also working for its parent company, Hitachi, Ltd.

Junichi Kamata

Mr. Junichi Kamata has been serving as Director in Hitachi Metals, Ltd. since June 2015. He is also a member of Audit Committee of the Company. He joined the Company in April 1978. His previous titles include President of Piping Machinery Company, Assistant Manager of Export Management Office, Human Resources & General Affairs in Corporate Business Center and Manager of Business Planning Office of the Company. He used to serve as President and Chief Executive Officer in a subsidiary, Hitachi Metals America, Ltd.

Masashi Igarashi

Mr. Masashi Igarashi has been serving as Independent Director in Hitachi Metals, Ltd. since June 2016. He is also a member of Nominating, Audit and Compensation Committees of the Company. He is also serving as Director in KPIT Infosystems Inc., and working for G.D.R. and KPIT Technologies Ltd. He used to work for Bridgestone Corporation, SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION and Asanuma Giken Co., Ltd.

Toshiko Oka

Ms. Toshiko Oka has been serving as Independent Director in Hitachi Metals, Ltd. since June 2016. She is also a member of Nominating, Audit and Compensation Committees of the Company. She is also serving as Representative Director in Oka Company, and working for HAPPINET CORPORATION and Astellas Pharma Inc. She used to work for other five companies, including ABeam Consulting Ltd. and Netyear Group Corporation.

Takashi Shimada

Mr. Takashi Shimada has been serving as Independent Director in Hitachi Metals, Ltd. since June 2015. He is also a member of Nominating, Audit and Compensation Committees of the Company. He is also serving as Vice President in Medtronic plc, as well as President and Representative Director in Medtronic Japan Co., Ltd., Medtronic Sofamor Danek, Co., Ltd., Covidien Japan Inc. and another company. He used to work for Boston Consulting Group, Hilti (Japan) Ltd. and A.T. Kearney.

Masakatsu Hibata