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New Appointment of Representative Director, Directors & Officers

May 8, 2009

Nikon Corporation (KARIYA, Michio, President ) announces that the board of directors decided today its recommendation for new appointments of Representative Director, Directors and Officers to be proposed to the ordinary General Shareholders' Meeting on the coming June 26, 2009 and the Board of Directors Meeting to follow it.

1. New Representative Director Nominee

Proposed title Name Current title
Representative Director
& Executive Vice President  
KIMURA, Makoto Director,
Member of the Board
& Senior Executive Officer,
President of Imaging Company

2. New Director Nominees

Proposed title Name Current title
Director,
Member of the Board
& Executive Officer
MASAI, Toshiyuki Operating Officer,
President, Nikon Holdings Europe B.V.
& President, Nikon Europe B.V.
Director,
Member of the Board
& Operating Officer
HASHIZUME, Norio Operating Officer,
General Manager of Financing & Accounting Department

3. Promoting Officer Nominee

Proposed title Name Current title
Executive Officer OKAMOTO, Yasuyuki Operating Officer,
President & CEO, Nikon Inc.

4. New Officer Nominees

Proposed title Name Current title
Operating Officer GOKYU, Nobuyoshi Managing Director,
Nikon Hong Kong Ltd.
Operating Officer HAMADA, Tomohide General Manager,
2nd Development Department, LCD Equipment Division, Precision Equipment Company
Operating Officer NAKAJIMA, Masao General Manager,
System Production Department, Production Headquarters, Precision Equipment Company

5. Retiring Director

Current title Name
Director,
Member of the Board
& Executive Officer
TOMINO, Naoki

6. Retiring Officers

Current title Name
Operating Officer GOTO, Tetsuro
Operating Officer IZAWA, Hisao

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