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Proposed Changes in NSG Group Board Membership

15 May 2011

Nippon Sheet Glass Company Ltd, (hereinafter “the Company”) announces that today the following changes to Board membership were agreed.

Changes of Membership

(1) Designated members

Clemens MILLER            Executive Director, Head of Building Products Worldwide

(2) Retiring members

Mike POWELL               Executive Director, Group Finance Director

Isao UCHIGASAKI         External Director          

Clemens Miller will join the Board as an Executive Director, following his appointment as Head of Building Products Worldwide. In this post he succeeds Mark Lyons, who has been appointed Chief Financial Officer in succession to Mike Powell, who will be leaving the Company after the 145th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders. Mark Lyons will be applying for re-election as an Executive Director in the normal way.

A German citizen, born on 21 February 1959, Clemens Miller joined Pilkington plc in 1992 from the steel industry. In his career with the Company, he has managed the Group's Fire Protection and Solar Energy businesses and was appointed Managing Director Building Products Europe in 2007. Since 2010, he has been Vice President of Commercial and Solar Energy Products. Clemens Miller has a doctorate in mechanical engineering from the University of Aachen, Germany.

Concurrently, Mike Powell and Isao Uchigasaki retire from the Board. The Board takes this opportunity to thank both members for their valuable contribution to the work of the Board during their tenure.

The proposed changes are subject to shareholder agreement and will be formally decided at the 145th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders, which will be held on 29 June 2011. The changes and appointments will take effect immediately following such approval on that date.