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New Appointment of Directors, Officers and Auditors

May 16, 2014

Nikon Corporation (Makoto Kimura, President, Tokyo) today announced that the Meeting of its Board of Directors has decided to nominate new Directors, Officers and Auditors at the Annual Shareholders' Meeting and the subsequent Meeting of the Board of Directors on June 27, 2014.

1. Nominees for Promoting Directors

Proposed Title Name Current Title
Representative Director & Chairman of the Board Makoto Kimura Representative Director, President & Member of the Board
Representative Director, President & Member of the Board Kazuo Ushida Representative Director, Member of the Board & Senior Executive Vice President

2. Nominees for New Directors

Proposed Title Name Current Title
Director, Member of the Board & Senior Vice President Takaharu Honda Senior Vice President & General Manager of Corporate Planning Headquarters
Director, Member of the Board & Senior Vice President Tomohide Hamada Senior Vice President & General Manager of LCD Equipment Division, Precision Equipment Company

3. Nominees for Promoting Officer

Proposed Title Name Current Title
Senior Vice President Nobuyoshi Gokyu Corporate Vice President, President & CEO of Nikon Inc.

4. Nominees for New Officers

Proposed Title Name Current Title
Corporate Vice President Yojiro Tanii General Manager of Customized Products Division
Corporate Vice President Kiyoyuki Muramatsu Deputy General Manager of LCD Equipment Division , Precision Equipment Company & General Manager of Production Department, Precision Equipment Company
Corporate Vice President Hiroyuki Hiraiwa General Manager of Glass Division
Corporate Vice President Tetsuya Yamamoto General Manager of Development Headquarters, Imaging Company & General Manager of Fundamental Technology Development Department, Imaging Company
Corporate Vice President Naoya Sugimoto General Manager of Corporate Planning Department, Corporate Planning Headquarters
Corporate Vice President Tadashi Nakayama Managing Director of Nikon GmbH

5. Retiring Director

Current Title Name
Director, Member of the Board, Senior Vice President Kenichi Kanazawa
Kenichi Kanazawa will be nominated as Counselor.

6. Retiring Officer

Current Title Name
Senior Vice President Tsuneo Kosaka
Tsuneo Kosaka will be nominated as Counselor.

7. Nominee for New Auditor

Proposed Title Name Current Title
Standing Corporate Auditor Koichi Fujiu General Manager of Internal Audit Department

8. Retiring Auditors

Current Title Name
Standing Corporate Auditor Yoshiyuki Nagai
Corporate Auditor Susumu Kani
Yoshiyuki Nagai will be nominated as Counselor.

Kazuo Ushida

Place of Birth :Tokyo, Japan
Date of Birth :January 25, 1953
Professional Experience (as of May 16, 2014) :

Jun. 2013 – Present
Representative Director, Member of the Board, Senior Executive Vice President and President of Precision Equipment Company

Jun. 2007– Jun. 2013
Director, Member of the Board, Senior Executive Officer and President of Precision Equipment Company

Jun. 2005 – Jun. 2007
Managing Director, Member of the Board, Senior Executive Officer and President of Precision Equipment Company

Jun. 2003 – Jun. 2005
Operating Officer and General Manager of Development Headquarters of Precision Equipment Company

Jan. 2003 – Jun. 2003
General Manager of Development Headquarters of Precision Equipment Company

May 1998 – Jan. 2003
General Manager of 2nd Designing Department of Optical Designing Headquarters

Apr. 1975
Joined Nippon Kogaku K. K.
(renamed Nikon Corporation in 1988)

Education :The University of Tokyo, Bachelor of Engineering

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