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News 170 : Kyokuyo Announced Personnel Changes

Kyokuyo announced today that Shusaku Yamada, Managing Director, will concentrate on taking the lead in its material purchasing operations, effective September 1, 2013. The company's president Katsuhiko Ochi will directly take charge of Kyokuyo's newbuilding and repair sales operations, responsibilities of which were previously assumed by Shusaku Yamada.

It is a strategic retouch to the directors duties responding to the recent and expected hike in prices of machineries and materials. By letting Yamada to concentrate on purchasing operations, Kyokuyo aims to further enhance its cost competitiveness. At the same time, this change allows the company to make order-related decisions more quickly.

Kyokuyo also announced that additional reshuffle of assignments for officers and managers (listed below), by which 2 officers : Satoshi Saeki and Norihiko Harada swap their positions. The company expects the experience and leadership of Saeki and Harada will energize their new divisions by bringing a fresh view. The management also expects the officers and the managers to gain wider perspective and to deepen their knowledge as future executive candidates.

Changes in Managing Board :

Name Previous Assignment New Assignment
Shusaku Yamada Managing Director (Newbuilding Business, Repair Business, Material Purchasing) Managing Director (Material Purchasing)

N.B. President Katsuhiko Ochi will directly supervise Newbuilding Business and Repair Business Operations.

Changes for Officers :

Name Previous Assignment New Assignment
Satoshi Saeki Corporate Officer
General Manager of Production Division
Corporate Officer
General Manager of Material Purchasing Division
Norihiko Harda Corporate Officer
General Manager of Material Purchasing Division
Corporate Officer
General Manager of Production Division

Changes for Managers :

Name Previous Assignment New Assignment
Mitsunari Konishi Manager of Outfitting Department, Production Division Manager of Hull Construction Department, Production Division
Koichi Terasaki Manager of Hull Construction Department, Production Division Manager of Outfitting Department, Production Division

All the changes are effective September 1, 2013.

[2013/08/28]

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