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New Appointment of Directors and Officers

May 7, 2012

Nikon Corporation (KIMURA Makoto, President, Tokyo) announces that the Executive Committee decided today its recommendation for new appointments of Directors and Officers to be proposed to the ordinary General Shareholders' Meeting on the coming June 28, 2012 and the Board of Directors Meeting to follow it.

1.New Director Nominee

Proposed title Name Current title
Director, Member of the Board & Executive Officer OHKI, Hiroshi Executive Officer, Vice President of Core Technology Center & General Manager of Research & Development Headquarters, Core Technology Center

2.Promoting Officer Nominees

Proposed title Name Current title
Executive Officer KANAZAWA, Kenichi Operating Officer,President of Business Administration Center
Executive Officer UMATATE, Toshikazu Operating Officer, Vice President of Precision Equipment Company & General Manager of Sales Headquarters, Precision Equipment Company
Executive Officer KOSAKA, Tsuneo Operating Officer, General Manager of Production Headquarters, Imaging Company

3.New Officer Nominees

Proposed title Name Current title
Operating Officer NAKAMURA, Atsumi General Manager of Business Planning Department & Bioscience Marketing Department, Instruments Company
Operating Officer ODAJIMA, Takumi General Manager of Planning Department, Precision Equipment Company
Operating Officer NAGATSUKA, Jun General Manager of Production Technology Headquarters, Core Technology Center

4.Retiring Directors

Current title Name
Representative Director, Chairman of the Board KARIYA, Michio
Director, Member of the Board & Senior Executive Officer SUWA, Kyoichi
Director, Member of the Board & Executive Officer KUMAZAWA, Masami
Michio KARIYA will be nominated as Corporate Advisor.
Kyoichi SUWA will be nominated as Counselor.
Masami KUMAZAWA will be nominated as Counselor.

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