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New appointment of Directors and Officers subsequent to the transition to a Company with an Audit and Supervisory Committee

May 20, 2016

Nikon Corporation (Kazuo Ushida, President, Tokyo) today announced that the Meeting of its Board of Directors has decided to nominate new Directors and Officers at the Annual Shareholders' Meeting and the subsequent Meeting of the Board of Directors on June 29, 2016.

Regarding the transition to a Company with an Audit and Supervisory Committee, we separately disclosed in the “Notice Concerning Transition to a Company with an Audit and Supervisory Committee and Partial Amendments to the Articles of Incorporation” as of today.

New appointment of Directors and Officers

1. Nominee for New Representative Director

NameProposed titleCurrent title
Masashi Oka Senior Executive Vice President, CFO
Representative Director
Special Advisor to the President & CEO of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. and Counselor of Nikon Corporation

2. Nominee for New External Director

* Excluding Directors who are Audit and Supervisory Committee Members

NameConcurrent post
Akio Negishi Director, President, Representative Executive Officer of Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company

3. Nominees for New Directors, Audit and Supervisory Committee Members

NameProposed titleCurrent title
Norio Hashizume Full-time Audit and Supervisory Committee Member Full-time Corporate Auditor
Koichi Fujiu Full-time Audit and Supervisory Committee Member Full-time Corporate Auditor

4. Nominees for New External Directors, Audit and Supervisory Committee Members

NameConcurrent post
Haruya Uehara* Senior Advisor of Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
Hiroshi Hataguchi* Attorney at law, Hataguchi Legal Office
Kunio Ishihara Counsellor of Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd.

5. Nominee for Promoting Officer

NameProposed titleCurrent title
Kiyoyuki Muramatsu Senior Vice President
General Manager of FPD Lithography Business Unit
Corporate Vice President
General Manager of FPD Lithography Business Unit

6. Nominees for New Officers

NameProposed titleCurrent title
Hiroyuki Suzuki Corporate Vice President
General Manager of Information Security Division and IT Solutions Division
General Manager of Information Security Division and IT Solutions Division
Hiroyuki Ikegami Corporate Vice President
Sector Manager of Marketing Sector, Imaging Business Unit
Department Manager of Marketing Department, Marketing Sector, Imaging Business Unit

7. Retiring Directors

NameCurrent title
Junichi Itoh Senior Executive Vice President, CFO
Representative Director
Kenji Matsuo External Director
Koukei Higuchi External Director

8. Retiring Officer

NameCurrent title
Kazuyuki Kazami Corporate Vice President, General Manager of Business Development Division

Profile of Nominee for New Representative Director

Name Masashi Oka
Date of Birth July 11, 1955
Career Summary April 1979
Joined The Mitsubishi Bank, Ltd. (Currently The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.)
June 2004
General Manager and Global Head, Syndicated Finance Division.
June 2005
Executive Officer. (Director & Vice Chairman, UnionBanCal Corporation & Union Bank of California, N.A.)
April 2008
Executive Officer. General Manager, Corporate & Investment Banking Strategy Division
October 2009
Managing Executive Officer. Group Head, Corporate & Investment Banking Group
July 2010
Managing Executive Officer. (President and CEO, UnionBanCal Corporation and Union Bank, N.A.)
May 2012
Managing Executive Officer & CEO for the Americas
(President and CEO, UnionBanCal Corporation and Union Bank, N.A.)
May 2013
Senior Managing Executive Officer.
July 2014
Special Advisor to the President & CEO.
Executive Chairman, MUFG Americas Holdings Corporation and MUFG Union Bank, N.A.
October 2015
Special Advisor to the President & CEO.
May 2016
Special Advisor to the President & CEO.
Counselor of Nikon Corporation.
Shares held in Nikon Corporation 0 share

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