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New Appointment of Directors, Officers & Auditors

May 9, 2011

Nikon Corporation (KIMURA Makoto, President, Tokyo) announces that the Executive Committee decided today its recommendation for new appointments of Directors, Officers and Auditors to be proposed to the ordinary General Shareholders' Meeting on the coming June 29, 2011 and the Board of Directors Meeting to follow it.

1. New Director Nominees

Proposed title Name Current title
Representative Director, Member of the Board, Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer ITOH, Junichi Senior Managing Executive Officer, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
Director, Member of the Board & Operating Officer KANAZAWA, Kenichi Operating Officer, General Manager of Information System Headquarters

2. Promoting Officer Nominees

Proposed title Name Current title
Executive Officer KAWABATA, Kunio Operating Officer, General Manager of LCD Equipment Division, Precision Equipment Company & General Manager of Sales Department of LCD Equipment Division, Precision Equipment Company
Executive Officer OHKI, Hiroshi Operating Officer, General Manager of Research & Development Headquarters, Core Technology Center
Executive Officer HONDA, Takaharu Operating Officer, General Manager of Business Planning Department, Imaging Company

3. New Officer Nominees

Proposed title Name Current title
Operating Officer IWAOKA, Toru General Manager of Marketing Headquarters, Imaging Company
Operating Officer YOSHIKAWA, Kenji Director & Chairman of the Board, Nikon Metrology NV

4. Retiring Directors

Current title Name
Representative Director, Member of the Board & Executive Vice President TERATO, Ichiro
Director, Member of the Board & Executive Officer KAWAI, Yoshimichi
Ichiro TERATO will be nominated as Counselor.

5. New Auditor Nominees

Proposed title Name Current title
Corporate Auditor UEHARA, Haruya Chairman, Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
Corporate Auditor HATAGUCHI, Hiroshi Attorney at law, Hataguchi Legal Office
Standing Corporate Auditor KAWAI, Yoshimichi Director, Member of the Board & Executive Officer

6. Retiring Auditors

Current title Name
Standing Corporate Auditor KAJIWARA, Mamoru
Corporate Auditor NAKANO, Toyoshi
Corporate Auditor KAMIJO, Masatoshi
Mamoru KAJIWARA will be nominated as Counselor.

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