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Appointment of Representative Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of the Company

Date
01 Feb 2012

NSG Group, (hereinafter “the Company") announces that, at the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Company held today, the Board approved the appointment of Keiji Yoshikawa to the position of Representative Executive Officer and Executive Vice President of the Company. 

Mr. Yoshikawa is concurrently appointed Chief Project Management Officer (CPMO) and will have responsibility for managing major initiatives to improve the profitability of the Company.

This appointment increases the number of Representatives of the Company to two, including Craig Naylor, Representative Executive Officer, President and CEO.

1. Reason for changes

The appointment forms part of a reorganization of business structure and commercial focus, designed to improve the operational efficiency of the Company.

2. Details of change in Representative

Name New Position Previous Position
Keiji Yoshikawa Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Project Management Officer(CPMO) Executive Officer, Head of Specialty Glass Division

3. Profile of newly-appointed Representative

Name Keiji Yoshikawa
Date of birth 6 July 1950
Career
Apr.1973 Joined the Company
Apr.2003 General Manager of Information & Telecommunication Device Division, Information Technology Company
Jun.2004 Corporate Officer, General Manager of Information & Telecommunication Device Division, Information Technology Company
Jun.2006 Corporate Officer, President of Information Technology Company, General Manager of Information & Telecommunication Device Division, Information Technology Company, and General Manager of Planning Department
Sep.2006 Corporate  Officer, President of Information Technology Company, and General Manager of Planning Department
Apr.2007 Corporate  Officer, General Manager of IT Business Line, and General Manager of Planning Department
Jun.2008 Executive officer, Head of Specialty Glass Worldwide
Feb.2012 Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President, Chief Project Management Officer(CPMO)(Current position)
Number of the Company's shares owned 58,000

4. Effective date of change

1st February 2012

Reference
Previously, the Group has operated three business lines: Building Products, Automotive and Specialty Glass.  As from 1 February 2012, it will now operate four Strategic Business Units (SBUs) Architectural Glass, Technical Glass, Automotive Original Equipment (OE) and Automotive Glass Replacement (AGR), to be managed by the officers listed below. As previously announced, Mike Fallon will retire from the Company following the Company's 146th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders in June 2012. The assignment of Executive Officers and Senior Corporate Officers, including Heads of Strategic Business Units (SBUs) as of 1 February 2012 is now as follows.
(* indicates that the said Executive Officer serves concurrently as a Director of the Company.) 

* Representative Executive Officer,
President and CEO
Craig Naylor  
* Representative Executive Officer,
Executive Vice President and CPMO
Keiji Yoshikawa  
* Executive Officer, CFO Mark Lyons  
* Executive Officer Mike Fallon Strategic Projects
* Executive Officer Clemens Miller Head of Architectural SBU and
Head of Technical Glass SBU
 Senior Corporate Officer Tony Fradgley Head of Automotive AGR SBU
 Senior Corporate Officer Phil Millichap Head of Automotive OE SBU

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