KYOCERA Commences Fiscal Year with New Management Organization

KYOCERA Commences Fiscal Year with New Management Organization

Goro Yamaguchi Assumes Company Leadership as President, Tetsuo Kuba Transitions to Chairman of the Board

KYOTO, Japan--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Kyocera Corporation (NYS: KYO) (TOKYO:6971) the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, today announced that Mr. Goro Yamaguchi, former director and managing executive officer, has become Kyocera's president, representative director and executive officer — taking over from Mr. Tetsuo Kuba, who assumes responsibilities as chairman of the board and representative director as of today.

Since joining Kyoto Ceramic Co., Ltd. (now Kyocera Corporation) in 1978, Yamaguchi has been involved in sales of semiconductor components. After becoming general manager of the Corporate Semiconductor Components Group and joining Kyocera Corporation's board of directors in 2009, he helped to enhance performance and develop new business in the division.

"Yamaguchi has shown strong leadership in management, and his many years of experience building trust with customers is promising for developing new products and technologies from a customer's standpoint to further expand our business," said Chairman Kuba. "With the current economy showing a favorable outlook, Kyocera is determined to strengthen its management organization in order to increase sales and achieve further development of the Kyocera Group."

Yamaguchi stated that he aims to "create an environment in which all employees can work effectively toward their dreams and to offer great products which satisfy customers, thus contributing to the advancement of society."

Kyocera recently announced changes to its organizational structure as well as directors, executive officers and assignments. For more information visit:


Kyocera Corporation (NYS: KYO) (TOKYO:6971) (, the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, was founded in 1959 as a producer of fine ceramics (also known as "advanced ceramics"). By combining these engineered materials with metals and plastics, and integrating them with other technologies, Kyocera has become a leading supplier of solar power generating systems, telecommunications equipment, printers, copiers, electronic components, semiconductor packages, cutting tools and industrial ceramics. During the year ended March 31, 2012, the company's net sales totaled 1.19 trillion yen (approx. USD14.5 billion). The company is ranked #426 on Forbes magazine's 2012 "Global 2000" listing of the world's largest publicly traded companies.

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