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New Appointment of Directors/Officers

May 7, 2008

Nikon Corporation (KARIYA, Michio, President ) announces that the board of directors decided today its recommendation for new appointments of Director and Officers to be proposed to the ordinary General Shareholders' Meeting on the coming June 27, 2008 and the Board of Directors Meeting to immediately follow it.

1. New Director Nominee

Proposed title Name Current title
Director, Member of the Board
& Executive Officer
KUMAZAWA, Masami Executive Officer, General Manager of Information System Headquarters

2. New Auditor Nominees

Proposed title Name Current title
Standing Corporate Auditor KAJIWARA, Mamoru Director, Member of the Board, Executive Officer
Standing Corporate Auditor NAGAI, Yoshiyuki Operating Officer

3. New Officer Nominees

Proposed title Name Current title
Operating Officer KANAZAWA, Kenichi President, Nikon (Thailand) Co., Ltd.,
Operating Officer OHKI, Hiroshi General Manager, Optical Research Laboratory, Research & Development Headquarters, Core Technology Center
Operating Officer HONDA, Takaharu General Manager, Business Planning Department, Imaging Company
Operating Officer KON, Tsuneyoshi General Manager, Sales Headquarters, Precision Equipment Company

4. Retiring Director

Current title Name
Director, Member of the Board
& Executive Officer
KAJIWARA, Mamoru
Mamoru KAJIWARA will be appointed as Standing Corporate Auditor.

5. Retiring Auditors

Current title Name
Standing Corporate Auditor KUROSAWA, Masami
Standing Corporate Auditor SHIMIZU, Hisayuki
Masami KUROSAWA and Hisayuki SHIMIZU will be nominated as Counselor.

6. Retiring Officers

Current title Name
Executive Officer ICHIHARA, Yutaka
Operating Officer NAGAI, Yoshiyuki
Yutaka ICHIHARA will be nominated as Nikon Executive Fellow and Counselor.
Yoshiyuki NAGAI will be appointed as Standing Corporate Auditor.

The information is current as of the date of publication. It is subject to change without notice.