Panasonic Announces Proposed Senior Management Changes

Panasonic Announces Proposed Senior Management Changes

OSAKA, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Panasonic Corporation (NYS: PC) (TOKYO:6752)("Panasonic"), today announced the following changes of the members of the Board of Directors, Corporate Auditors and Executive Officers, effective April 1, 2013, and proposed changes of the members of the Board of Directors, and the Board of Corporate Auditors effective June 26, 2013. These proposed changes will be submitted for and subject to approval at the company's ordinary general meeting of shareholders to be held on June 26, 2013.

1.Members of the Board of Directors (Effective April 1)

Title

Name

Responsibilities

Chairman
of the Board

Fumio Ohtsubo

Vice Chairman
of the Board

Masayuki Matsushita

President

Kazuhiro Tsuga

Executive Vice President

Yasuo Katsura

Executive Vice President

Shusaku Nagae

President, Eco Solutions Company

Senior Managing Director

Ikusaburo Kashima

In charge of Legal Affairs, Risk Management, Information Security, Business Ethics, and International Affairs
Director, Legal Affairs Division

Senior Managing Director

Yoshihiko Yamada

President, Automotive & Industrial Systems Company

Senior Managing Director

Yoshiiku Miyata

Representative in Tokyo

Senior Managing Director

Kazunori Takami

President, Appliances Company

Managing Director

Takashi Toyama

In charge of Planning and BPR Project

Managing Director

Hideaki Kawai

In charge of Accounting and Finance, and Groupwide Cost Busters Project

Managing Director

Yoshiyuki Miyabe

President, AVC Networks Company
In charge of Global Sourcing for Components and Devices Procurement, and System LSI Business Division

Managing Director

Yoshiaki Nakagawa

In charge of Human Resources, General Affairs, Social Relations, and Facility Management
Director, Human Resources & General Affairs Division

Managing Director

Mamoru Yoshida

In charge of Technology, Intellectual Property, Information Systems, and Panasonic Start-up Fund
Director, R&D Division

Director

Ikuo Uno

Director

Masayuki Oku

Notes:

The Chairman of the Board of Directors, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, Executive Vice Presidents and Senior Managing Directors are Representative Directors and severally represent the company.

Ikuo Uno and Masayuki Oku are outside directors of the company as stipulated in Article 2, Paragraph 15 of the Company Law of Japan.

2. Members of the Board of Corporate Auditors (Effective April 1)

Title

Name

Responsibilities

Senior Corporate Auditor

Seiichiro Sano

Senior Corporate Auditor

Yoshihiro Furuta

Chairman, Panasonic Group Auditors Meeting

Corporate Auditor

Yasuo Yoshino

Corporate Auditor

Ikuo Hata

Corporate Auditor

Hiroyuki Takahashi

Note:

Yasuo Yoshino, Ikuo Hata and Hiroyuki Takahashi are outside corporate auditors.

3. Executive Officers (Effective April 1)

Title

Name

Responsibilities

Senior Managing Executive Officer

Takumi Kajisha

In charge of Corporate Communications, Advertising, and Citizenship
Director, Groupwide Brand Communications Division

Managing Executive Officer

Masatoshi Harada

Representative in Kansai

Managing Executive Officer

Laurent Abadie

Regional Head for Europe & CIS
Chairman & CEO, Panasonic Europe Ltd.
Managing Director, Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH

Managing Executive Officer

Yorihisa Shiokawa

Regional Head for Asia, the Middle East & Africa
Managing Director, Panasonic Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.

Managing Executive Officer

Jun Ishii

Director, Government and External Relations Division

Managing Executive Officer

Tsuyoshi Nomura

In charge of Manufacturing Innovation, Quality Administration, FF Customer Support & Management, Environmental Affairs, Procurement, Logistics, and Motor Business Administration Office
Director, Global Manufacturing Division

Managing Executive Officer

Joseph Taylor**

Regional Head for North America
Chairman & CEO, Panasonic Corporation of North America
President, Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America

Managing Executive Officer

Yoshio Ito**

Senior Vice President, Automotive & Industrial Systems Company
In charge of Industrial Business

Managing Executive Officer

Hidetoshi Osawa**

Regional Head for China & Northeast Asia
Chairman, Panasonic Corporation of China

Managing Executive Officer

Yukio Nakashima**

Director, Consumer Marketing Sector for Japan Region
In charge of Design

Executive Officer

Shiro Nishiguchi

Senior Vice President, AVC Networks Company
In charge of Consumer Business

Executive Officer

Kenji Yamane

President, Panasonic Healthcare Co., Ltd.

Executive Officer

Yasutomo Fukui

In charge of Information Systems

Executive Officer

Katsuhiko Fujiwara

Senior Vice President, Appliances Company
In charge of Devices Business, New Business, and Quality Operations

Executive Officer

Masahisa Shibata

Senior Vice President, Automotive & Industrial Systems Company
In charge of Automotive Business

Executive Officer

Toshiyuki Takagi

Senior Vice President, AVC Networks Company
President, Panasonic System Networks Co., Ltd.
In charge of Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd. and IT Products Business Division

Executive Officer

Machiko Miyai

In charge of Lifestyle Research for New Markets, R&D Division

Executive Officer

Masahiro Ido

Vice President, Eco Solutions Company
In charge of Planning
Director, Customer Communication Center

Executive Officer

Satoshi Takeyasu

Associate Director, Groupwide Brand Communications Division

Executive Officer

Norihisa Mimura*

Senior Vice President, Appliances Company
In charge of Cold Chain Business
Director, Air-Conditioner Business Division

Executive Officer

Yasuji Enokido*

Senior Vice President, AVC Networks Company
In charge of Imaging Business Division, Media Business Division, Visual Systems Business Division, and Panasonic Plasma Display Co., Ltd.

Executive Officer

Paul Margis*

Senior Vice President, AVC Networks Company
In charge of Avionics Business Division
Director, Avionics Business Division

4.

Resignation and Appointments of the Members of the Board of Directors

(Effective June 26)

Resignation:

Name

New Responsibility

Current Responsibility

Yasuo Katsura

Corporate Advisor

Executive Vice President

Assignment:

Title

Name

Current Responsibilities

Managing Director

Tsuyoshi Nomura

Managing Executive Officer
In charge of Manufacturing Innovation, Quality Administration, FF Customer Support & Management, Environmental Affairs, Procurement, Logistics, and Motor Business Administration Office
Director, Global Manufacturing Division

Director

Hiroko Ota

Professor, National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies

5.Members of the Board of Directors (Effective June 26)

Title

Name

Responsibilities

Chairman
of the Board

Fumio Ohtsubo

Vice Chairman
of the Board

Masayuki Matsushita

President

Kazuhiro Tsuga

Executive Vice President

Shusaku Nagae

President, Eco Solutions Company

Senior Managing Director

Ikusaburo Kashima

In charge of Legal Affairs, Risk Management, Information Security, Business Ethics, and International Affairs
Director, Legal Affairs Division

Senior Managing Director

Yoshihiko Yamada

President, Automotive & Industrial Systems Company

Senior Managing Director

Yoshiiku Miyata

Representative in Tokyo

Senior Managing Director

Kazunori Takami

President, Appliances Company

Managing Director

Takashi Toyama

In charge of Planning and BPR Project

Managing Director

Hideaki Kawai

In charge of Accounting and Finance, and Groupwide Cost Busters Project

Managing Director

Yoshiyuki Miyabe

President, AVC Networks Company
In charge of Global Sourcing for Components and Devices Procurement, and System LSI Business Division

Managing Director

Yoshiaki Nakagawa

In charge of Human Resources, General Affairs, Social Relations, and Facility Management
Director, Human Resources & General Affairs Division

Managing Director

Mamoru Yoshida

In charge of Technology, Intellectual Property, Information Systems, and Panasonic Start-up Fund
Director, R&D Division

Managing Director

Tsuyoshi Nomura*

In charge of Manufacturing Innovation, Quality Administration, FF Customer Support & Management, Environmental Affairs, Procurement, Logistics, and Motor Business Administration Office
Director, Global Manufacturing Division

Director

Ikuo Uno

Director

Masayuki Oku

Director

Hiroko Ota*

Notes:

The Chairman of the Board of Directors, Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, Executive Vice Presidents and Senior Managing Directors are Representative Directors and severally represent the company.

Ikuo Uno, Masayuki Oku and Hiroko Ota are outside directors of the company as stipulated in Article 2, Paragraph 15 of the Company Law of Japan.

6. Members of the Board of Corporate Auditors (Effective June 26)

Title

Name

Responsibilities

Senior Corporate Auditor

Seiichiro Sano

Senior Corporate Auditor

Yoshihiro Furuta

Chairman, Panasonic Group Auditors Meeting

Corporate Auditor

Yasuo Yoshino

Corporate Auditor

Ikuo Hata

Corporate Auditor

Hiroyuki Takahashi

Note:

Yasuo Yoshino, Ikuo Hata and Hiroyuki Takahashi are outside corporate auditors.

7. Executive Officers (Effective June 26)

Title

Name

Responsibilities

Senior Managing Executive Officer

Takumi Kajisha

In charge of Corporate Communications, Advertising, and Citizenship
Director, Groupwide Brand Communications Division

Managing Executive Officer

Masatoshi Harada

Representative in Kansai

Managing Executive Officer

Laurent Abadie

Regional Head for Europe & CIS
Chairman & CEO, Panasonic Europe Ltd.
Managing Director, Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH

Managing Executive Officer

Yorihisa Shiokawa

Regional Head for Asia, the Middle East & Africa
Managing Director, Panasonic Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.

Managing Executive Officer

Jun Ishii

Director, Government and External Relations Division

Managing Executive Officer

Joseph Taylor

Regional Head for North America
Chairman & CEO, Panasonic Corporation of North America
President, Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America

Managing Executive Officer

Yoshio Ito

Senior Vice President, Automotive & Industrial Systems Company
In charge of Industrial Business

Managing Executive Officer

Hidetoshi Osawa

Regional Head for China & Northeast Asia
Chairman, Panasonic Corporation of China

Managing Executive Officer

Yukio Nakashima

Director, Consumer Marketing Sector for Japan Region
In charge of Design

Executive Officer

Shiro Nishiguchi

Senior Vice President, AVC Networks Company
In charge of Consumer Business

Executive Officer

Kenji Yamane

President, Panasonic Healthcare Co., Ltd.

Executive Officer

Yasutomo Fukui

In charge of Information Systems

Executive Officer

Katsuhiko Fujiwara

Senior Vice President, Appliances Company
In charge of Devices Business, New Business, and Quality Operations

Executive Officer

Masahisa Shibata

Senior Vice President, Automotive & Industrial Systems Company
In charge of Automotive Business

Executive Officer

Toshiyuki Takagi

Senior Vice President, AVC Networks Company
President, Panasonic System Networks Co., Ltd.
In charge of Panasonic Mobile Communications Co., Ltd. and IT Products Business Division

Executive Officer

Machiko Miyai

In charge of Lifestyle Research for New Markets, R&D Division

Executive Officer

Masahiro Ido

Vice President, Eco Solutions Company
In charge of Planning
Director, Customer Communication Center

Executive Officer

Satoshi Takeyasu

Associate Director, Groupwide Brand Communications Division

Executive Officer

Norihisa Mimura

Senior Vice President, Appliances Company
In charge of Cold Chain Business
Director, Air-Conditioner Business Division

Executive Officer

Yasuji Enokido

Senior Vice President, AVC Networks Company
In charge of Imaging Business Division, Media Business Division, Visual Systems Business Division, and Panasonic Plasma Display Co., Ltd.

Executive Officer

Paul Margis

Senior Vice President, AVC Networks Company
In charge of Avionics Business Division
Director, Avionics Business Division

Note:

*

newly appointed

**

promoted

About Panasonic


Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and manufacture of electronic products in three business fields, consumer, components & devices, and solutions. Based in Osaka, Japan, the Company recorded consolidated net sales of 7.85 trillion yen for the year ended March 31, 2012. Panasonic's stock is listed on the Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya and New York (NYS: PC) Stock Exchanges. The Company has the vision of becoming the No. 1 Green Innovation Company in the Electronics Industry by the 100th year of its founding in 2018. For more information on Panasonic, its brand and commitment to sustainability, visit the company's website at http://panasonic.net/.



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