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New Appointment of Directors & Officers

April 19, 2010

Nikon Corporation (KARIYA, Michio, President, Tokyo) announces that the board of directors decided today its recommendation for new appointments of Directors and Officers to be proposed to the ordinary General Shareholders' Meeting on the coming June 29, 2010 and the Board of Directors Meeting to follow it.

1.Promoting Director Nominees

Proposed title Name Current title
Representative Director,
Chairman of the Board   
KARIYA, Michio Representative Director, President,
Member of the Board,
CEO and COO
Representative Director,
President, Member of the Board
KIMURA, Makoto Representative Director, Member of the Board
& Executive Vice President,
President of Imaging Company

2.New Director Nominees

Proposed title Name Current title
Director,
Member of the Board
& Executive Officer
OKAMOTO, Yasuyuki Executive Officer,
President & CEO, Nikon Inc.
Director,
Member of the Board
HIGUCHI, Koukei Counsellor, Tokio Marine
& Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.

3.Promoting Officer Nominee

Proposed title Name Current title
Director,
Member of the Board
& Executive Officer
HASHIZUME, Norio Director, Member of the Board
& Operating Officer,
General Manager of Financing & Accounting Department

4.New Officer Nominees

Proposed title Name Current title
Operating Officer SHIMODA, Osamu General Manager of Corporate Planning Department

5.Retiring Director

Current title Name
Director,
Member of the Board
KONO, Shunji

6.Retiring Officers

Current title Name
Operating Officer HASHIMOTO, Teruo
Operating Officer OKAJIMA, Masaaki
Teruo HASHIMOTO will be nominated as Counselor.
Masaaki OKAJIMA will be nominated as Counselor.

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