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Panasonic Announces Proposed Senior Management Changes

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Panasonic Announces Proposed Senior Management Changes03:45 EST Wednesday, February 27, 2013 OSAKA, Japan (Business Wire) -- Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: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 Chairmanof the Board Fumio Ohtsubo   Vice Chairmanof 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 AffairsDirector, 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 CompanyIn 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 ManagementDirector, Human Resources & General Affairs Division Managing Director Mamoru Yoshida In charge of Technology, Intellectual Property, Information Systems, and Panasonic Start-up FundDirector, 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 CitizenshipDirector, Groupwide Brand Communications Division Managing Executive Officer Masatoshi Harada Representative in Kansai Managing Executive Officer Laurent Abadie Regional Head for Europe & CISChairman & CEO, Panasonic Europe Ltd.Managing Director, Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH Managing Executive Officer Yorihisa Shiokawa Regional Head for Asia, the Middle East & AfricaManaging 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 OfficeDirector, Global Manufacturing Division Managing Executive Officer Joseph Taylor** Regional Head for North AmericaChairman & CEO, Panasonic Corporation of North AmericaPresident, Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America Managing Executive Officer Yoshio Ito** Senior Vice President, Automotive & Industrial Systems CompanyIn charge of Industrial Business Managing Executive Officer Hidetoshi Osawa** Regional Head for China & Northeast AsiaChairman, Panasonic Corporation of China Managing Executive Officer Yukio Nakashima** Director, Consumer Marketing Sector for Japan RegionIn charge of Design Executive Officer Shiro Nishiguchi Senior Vice President, AVC Networks CompanyIn 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 CompanyIn charge of Devices Business, New Business, and Quality Operations Executive Officer Masahisa Shibata Senior Vice President, Automotive & Industrial Systems CompanyIn charge of Automotive Business Executive Officer Toshiyuki Takagi Senior Vice President, AVC Networks CompanyPresident, 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 CompanyIn charge of PlanningDirector, Customer Communication Center Executive Officer Satoshi Takeyasu Associate Director, Groupwide Brand Communications Division Executive Officer Norihisa Mimura* Senior Vice President, Appliances CompanyIn charge of Cold Chain BusinessDirector, Air-Conditioner Business Division Executive Officer Yasuji Enokido* Senior Vice President, AVC Networks CompanyIn 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 CompanyIn charge of Avionics Business DivisionDirector, 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 OfficerIn charge of Manufacturing Innovation, Quality Administration, FF Customer Support & Management, Environmental Affairs, Procurement, Logistics, and Motor Business Administration OfficeDirector, 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 Chairmanof the Board Fumio Ohtsubo   Vice Chairmanof 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 AffairsDirector, 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 CompanyIn 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 ManagementDirector, Human Resources & General Affairs Division Managing Director Mamoru Yoshida In charge of Technology, Intellectual Property, Information Systems, and Panasonic Start-up FundDirector, 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 OfficeDirector, 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 CitizenshipDirector, Groupwide Brand Communications Division Managing Executive Officer Masatoshi Harada Representative in Kansai Managing Executive Officer Laurent Abadie Regional Head for Europe & CISChairman & CEO, Panasonic Europe Ltd.Managing Director, Panasonic Marketing Europe GmbH Managing Executive Officer Yorihisa Shiokawa Regional Head for Asia, the Middle East & AfricaManaging 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 AmericaChairman & CEO, Panasonic Corporation of North AmericaPresident, Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America Managing Executive Officer Yoshio Ito Senior Vice President, Automotive & Industrial Systems CompanyIn charge of Industrial Business Managing Executive Officer Hidetoshi Osawa Regional Head for China & Northeast AsiaChairman, Panasonic Corporation of China Managing Executive Officer Yukio Nakashima Director, Consumer Marketing Sector for Japan RegionIn charge of Design Executive Officer Shiro Nishiguchi Senior Vice President, AVC Networks CompanyIn 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 CompanyIn charge of Devices Business, New Business, and Quality Operations Executive Officer Masahisa Shibata Senior Vice President, Automotive & Industrial Systems CompanyIn charge of Automotive Business Executive Officer Toshiyuki Takagi Senior Vice President, AVC Networks CompanyPresident, 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 CompanyIn charge of PlanningDirector, Customer Communication Center Executive Officer Satoshi Takeyasu Associate Director, Groupwide Brand Communications Division Executive Officer Norihisa Mimura Senior Vice President, Appliances CompanyIn charge of Cold Chain BusinessDirector, Air-Conditioner Business Division Executive Officer Yasuji Enokido Senior Vice President, AVC Networks CompanyIn 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 CompanyIn charge of Avionics Business DivisionDirector, 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 (NYSE: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/. Panasonic CorporationMedia Contacts:Megumi Kitagawa, +81-3-3574-5664 (Japan)Global Public Relations OfficeorPanasonic News Bureau (Japan)Tel: +81-3-3542-6205orJim Reilly, +1-201-392-6067 (U.S.)orAnne Guennewig, +49-611-235-457 (Europe)orInvestor Relations Contacts:Shozo Mizuno, +81-6-6908-1121 (Japan)Corporate Finance & IR GrouporPanasonic Finance (America), Inc.Yuko Iwatsu, +1-212-698-1360 (U.S.)orPanasonic Finance (Europe) plcHiroko Carvell, +44-20-3008-6887 (Europe)