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NSG Group Changes in Representative Executive Officers

Date
18 Apr 2012

NSG Group, (hereinafter “the Company") announces that, at a Board of Directors meeting held today, the Board resolved that the following changes be made with regard to Representative Executive Officers of the Company, with effect from the dates shown below.

1. Changes in Senior Management including Representatives

Name New Position Previous Position
Craig Naylor Resignation Director, Executive Officer Director, Representative Executive Officer, President and CEO
Keiji Yoshikawa Director, Representative Executive Officer, President and CEO Director, Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and CPMO
Clemens Miller Director, Representative Executive Officer,Executive Vice President and COO. Head of Architectural Glass SBU and Technical Glass SBU Director, Executive Officer, Head of Architectural Glass SBU and Technical Glass SBU
Mark Lyons Director, Representative Executive Officer, CFO Director, Executive Officer and CFO

Keiji Yoshikawa is appointed Representative Executive Officer, President and CEO and succeeds Craig Naylor who retires from these positions. Clemens Miller is appointed Representative Executive Officer and COO and will take direct responsibility for the day-to-day management of all of the Group's operations. Clemens Miller will remain Head of Architectural Glass and Specialty Glass Strategic Business Units until further notice. Mark Lyons is newly appointed as Representative Executive Officer and will continue to perform the role of CFO.

With these appointments, the number of the Company's Representative Executive Officers is increased to three.

2. Reason for Changes

Since the appointment of Craig Naylor as President and CEO in June 2010, the Company has announced and implemented the three-year Strategic Management Plan (“SMP"), based on the Company's long-term vision published in 2006. In response to the significant deterioration of the business environment thereafter, the Company announced and began implementing profit improvement programs in February 2012. The fundamental direction of the Company remains valid and the management changes are intended to further expedite the process of improving the Company's performance.

3. Effective Date of Change

The appointments take effect on 18 April 2012. Craig Naylor will remain a member of the Board and an Executive Officer until 28 June 2012, when the Company's 146th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders will be held.

4. Profile of New Representatives

(1) Keiji Yoshikawa

a. Date of Birth 6 July 1950
b. Country Japan
c. Academic Background BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Shizuoka University
April 1973 Joined the Company
April 2003 General Manager of Information and Telecommunication Device Division, Information Technology Company
June 2004 Corporate Officer, General Manager of Information & Telecommunication Device Division, Information Technology Company & Plant Manager of Sagamihara Plant
June 2006 Corporate Officer, President of Information Technology Company, and General Manager of Planning Department
April 2007 Corporate Officer, General Manager of IT Business Line, and General Manager of Planning Department
June 2008 Director, Executive Officer, Head of Specialty Glass Worldwide
February 2012 Director, Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and CPMO
April 2012 Director, Representative Executive Officer, President and CEO (current position)
Number of Company's shares owned 58,000

(2) Clemens Miller

a. Date of Birth 21 February 1959
b. Country Germany
c. Academic Background Dr. –Ing., in Metallurgy from RWTH Aachen
July 1992 Joined Flachglas AG (currently Pilkington Deutschland AG)
December 2002 Head of Business Planning, Building Products Europe Managing Director, Fire Protection, Building Products Europe
June 2005 Managing Director, Building Products Fire Protection & Coatings
April 2007 Managing Director, Solar Energy Business, Managing Director, Building Products Fire Protection & Coatings
August 2007 Managing Director, Building Products Europe, Managing Director, Building Products Fire Protection & Coatings
June 2008 Senior Executive Officer, NSG Group, Head of BP Europe
April 2010 Vice President of Commercial and Solar Energy Products
June 2011 Director, Executive Officer, Head of BP Worldwide
February 2012 Director, Executive Officer, Head of Architectural Glass SBU and Technical Glass SBU
April 2012 Director, Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and COO (current position)
Number of Company's shares owned 0

(3) Mark Lyons

a. Date of Birth 31 October 1962
b. Country England
c. Academic Background BSc in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College London
April 1990 Joined Pilkington plc (Currently Pilkington Group Limited)
January 2003 CFO, Building Products Worldwide
March 2005 President, Building Products Europe
April 2007 General Manager, BP Regional Operations, NSG Group, Managing Director, Building Products Europe
June 2007 Senior Corporate Officer, NSG Group, General Manager, BP Regional Operations, Managing Director, Building Products Europe
October 2007 Senior Corporate Officer, Head of Building Products Worldwide
June 2008 Director, Executive Officer, Head of Building Products Worldwide
June 2011 Director, Executive Officer, CFO
April 2012 Director, Representative Executive Officer, CFO (current position)
Number of Company's shares owned 0

 

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