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Announcement of Changes in Representative Directors and Executive Officers

Date
27 Sep 2007
Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. announces that, at the NSG Board of Directors held today, the below-mentioned changes in the positions of Representative Directors and Executive Officers were officially approved.

1. Changes in Representative Directors

*  Changes are underlined



Name

New Title

Former Title

Katsuji Fujimoto

Representative Director, President & CEO

Representative Director, President

Stuart Chambers

Representative Director, Executive Vice President & COO

Director, Executive Vice President



2. Profile of a newly appointed Representative Director

Name

Stuart Chambers

Birth date

May 25, 1956

Profile

July 1996

Joined Pilkington plc ( Now Pilkington Group Limited )
Group Vice President, Marketing and Business Development, Building Products

August 1998

Managing Director, Primary Products Europe

June 2000

President, Building Products Worldwide ( incumbent )

January 2001

Executive Director ( incumbent )

May 2002

Group Chief Executive ( incumbent )

June 2006

Director, Nippon Sheet Glass ( incumbent )

April 2007

Head of Flat Glass Business and Head of BP Business Line, Nippon Sheet Glass ( incumbent )

June 2007

Director, Executive Vice President, Nippon Sheet Glass ( incumbent )



3. Date of personnel changes

October 1, 2007

4. Purpose of personnel changes

With effect from April 2007, NSG established an integrated global Flat Glass business, covering all of the Group’s Building Products and Automotive operations worldwide.
This integration is making excellent progress. Now, NSG Group’s Specialty Glass business, comprising the Information Technology and Glass Fiber businesses will also be integrated into the new global organization.

To advance the processes of integration and globalization, we have created the new management positions of Group Chief Executive Officer ( CEO ) and Group Chief Operating Officer ( COO ). In this way, we will ensure that we leverage all available expertise and experience in the management of a truly international company. These changes are intended to strengthen further the senior management structure of the NSG Group to enable us to achieve the objectives of the Group’s Vision and Medium-Term Plan.

5. Changes in Executive Officers

Senior Executive Officer (newly appointed) Clemens Miller

Inauguration date : October 1, 2007

6. Changes in delegations and responsibilities of Executive Officers

Details of changes

*  Changes are underlined

Name

From October 1, 2007

Now

Stuart Chambers

Representative Director, Executive Vice President & COO,
Head of Flat Glass Business

Director, Executive Vice President, Head of Flat Glass Business and Head of BP Business Line

Mark Lyons

Senior Executive Officer, Head of BP Business Line

Senior Executive Officer, General Manager of BP Regional Operations, BP Business Line

Clemens Miller

Senior Executive Officer, General Manager of BP Europe, BP Business Line

(Managing Director, Fire Protection, Pilkington plc.)

Effective as of October 1, 2007

(Reference)


Directors, statutory auditors and Executive Officers after these changes (effective as of October 1, 2007):

1. Directors (12)

Representative Director/Chairman

Yozo Izuhara

Director Vice Chairman

Tomoaki Abe

Representative Director

Katsuji Fujimoto

Representative Director

Masakuni Nitta

Representative Director

Stuart Chambers

Director

Hiroyoshi Koshiba

Director

Pat Zito

Director

Mike Powell

Director

Takeshi Horiguchi

Director

Takashi Murakami

External Director

Noritaka Kurauchi

External Director

Kozo Okumura

 

2. Statutory Auditors (5)

Statutory Auditor (full time)

Togo Tanaka

Statutory Auditor (full time)

Naotaka Todoroki

Statutory Auditor

Kowashi Watanabe

Statutory Auditor

Akihiko Nakamura

Statutory Auditor

Isao Watanabe

 

3. Executive Officers
(24: * indicates that the said Executive Officer serves concurrently as a director).
 

* President and CEO

Katsuji Fujimoto

 

* Executive Vice President and COO

Stuart Chambers

Head of Flat Glass Business

* Executive Vice President

Masakuni Nitta

 

Senior Executive Officer

Kazuyuki Izumi

 

* Senior Executive Officer

Hiroyoshi Koshiba

General Manger of Corporate Finance Dept., Corporate Headquarters

Senior Executive Officer

Toshikazu Kondo

General Manager of R&D Dept., Corporate Headquarters

* Senior Executive Officer

Pat Zito

Head of Automotive Business Line

* Senior Executive Officer

Mike Powell

General Manger of Business Finance Dept., Flat Glass Support Functions

Senior Executive Officer

Tim Izzett

General Manager of Corporate Human Resources Dept., Corporate Headquarters and General Manager of Human Resources Dept., Flat Glass Support Functions

Senior Executive Officer

Vito Sassanelli

Deputy General Manager of Production, Automotive Business Line

Senior Executive Officer

Stephen Pownall

General Manager of Corporate Information Systems Dept., Corporate Headquarters and General Manager of Information Systems Dept., Flat Glass Support Functions

* Senior Executive Officer

Takeshi Horiguchi

General Manager of Corporate Planning Dept., Corporate Headquarters

Senior Executive Officer

Paul McKeon

General Manager of Manufacturing Operations & Technology and General Manager of Float manufacturing Div. of Manufacturing Operations & Technology, BP Business Line

Senior Executive Officer

Clemens Miller

General Manager of BP Europe, BP Business Line

* Senior Executive Officer

Takashi Murakami

Head of Speciality Glass Material Business

Senior Executive Officer

Mark Lyons

Head of BP Business Line

Senior Executive Officer

Tom Rae

General Manager of Procurement Dept., Flat Glass Support Functions

Executive Officer

Minoru Imanishi

General Manager of BP Japan and General Manager of Sales Div., BP Business Line

Executive Officer

Tony Shaw

Deputy General Manger of Region VP, Automotive Business Line

Executive Officer

Tsunefumi Nakagawa

General Manager of GF Business Line, Speciality Glass Material Business

Executive Officer

Toshiyuki Nakazawa

General Manager of Corporate General Affairs Dept., Corporate Headquarters

Executive Officer

Keiji Yoshikawa

Head of IT Business Line and General Manager of Planning Office, Speciality Glass Material Business

Executive Officer

Paul Ruddlesdin

Deputy General Manager of OE Sales & Marketing, Automotive Business Line

Executive Officer

Vittore de Leonibus

General Manager of Engineering Div., BP Business Line