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18 March 2011

JATCO announces Management Changes

JATCO Ltd (President & CEO Shigeo Ishida, Headquartered in Fuji City, Shizuoka, Japan) announced board member changes expected in June as well as management structure in FY2011.

These changes aim to further strengthen JATCOfs global management capability, to enhance its competitiveness in expanding global market and to ensure its business expansion and sustainable growth.

1.      Board Member Changes

(As of the date of the annual meeting of shareholders to be held at the end of June)

Newly appointed Board Members

Board Member, President & CEO    Takashi Hata

(Currently Country Manager and Board Director, SABIC Japan Ltd.)

Board Member                                 Seiji Honda

(Currently Vice President, General Manager, Oppama Plant, Nissan Motor Co.,Ltd.)

Retiring Board Members

Board Member, President & CEO    Shigeo Ishida

(To be appointed as Corporate Adviser, JATCO Ltd)

Board Member                                 Hitoshi Nagakura

(To remain as Senior Vice President, JATCO Ltd)

l       Takashi Hata will be appointed as Adviser as of April 8, and Seiji Honda will be appointed as Executive Vice President as of April 1.

l       Takashi Hata will be appointed as President, Board Member at the annual meeting of shareholders and following board meeting, and Seiji Honda will be appointed as Board Member at the annual meeting of shareholders at the end of June.

2.      Management Structure

(1)   Corporate Officers@(As of April 1)

President

Shigeo Ishida

General management of
Quality Audit Office,
The Jatco Way Promotion Office,
Administration Division,
Sales & Marketing Division,
Product Planning Division and
Purchasing Division,
Responsible for Internal Auditors Office

Executive Vice
President

Yo Usuba

General management of
Quality Assurance & Service Division and
R & D Division

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Seiji Honda

General management of
Production Division,
Overseas Manufacturing Affiliates,
Quality Control Department and
Production Administration Department,
Responsible for Production Control Department

Senior Vice
President

Akira Hasenaka

Chief Financial Officer,
Responsible for Cost Planning Department,
Delegated General Manager of Finance & Accounting Department

Toru Akiba

Responsible for Purchasing Division,
Delegated General Manager of Purchasing Project Center

Minoru Kurosawa

Responsible for
Unit Process Engineering Department,
Parts Process Engineering Department and
Prototype Manufacturing,
Delegated General Manager of Manufacturing Strategy Planning Department

Hitoshi Nagakura

Responsible for
Overseas Business Department,
ASEAN Project Office and
Management Information Systems Department,
Delegated General Manager of Corporate Planning Department

Akira Ishii

Responsible for
Sales & Marketing Division and
External Affairs of General Administration Department

Corporate Vice
President

Tatsuya Hirokawa

Responsible for Quality Assurance & Service Division

Kitajo Takeshi

Responsible for
General Administration Department,
Legal Department and
Safety &  Health Administration Department,
Delegated General Manager of Human Resources Development Department

Kazutoshi Noma

Responsible for
Project Promotion Section,
Control System Development Department and
Experiment Department

Shigeru Suzuki

Responsible for Manufacturing Plant

Tomoyoshi Sato

Responsible for
Quality Audit Office,
JATCO Mexico S.A. de C.V. and
JATCO (Guangzhou) Automatic Transmission Ltd.,
Delegated General Manager of The Jatco Way Promotion Office

Toshihiro Ninomiya

Responsible for
Advanced Technology Development Department,
Hardware System Development Department,
Engineering Analysis Technology Development Center and
Technical Cost Reduction Promotion Department

Shinji Morihiro

Responsible for
Product Planning Department and
Engineering Administration Department

(2)   VPs@(As of April 1)

VP

Takashi Kamijukkoku

Responsible for
Jatco Excellent Production System Promotion Department and
Technician Development Department

Takayuki Kikukawa

Delegated President of JATCO Mexico S.A de C.V.

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Harumi Okazaki

Delegated President of JATCO (Guangzhou) Automatic Transmission Ltd.

(3)   Feow@(As of April 1)

Fellow

Takashi Shibayama

Responsible for
Building Monozukuri / technology policy

(4)   Newly appointed Corporate Officer

As of the date of the annual meeting of shareholders at the end of June

President                                         Takashi Hata

(5)   Retiring Corporate Officers

As of March 31

Senior Vice President                        Toshihiko Okumura

(To be appointed as Senior Executive@Officer, Ahresty Corporation)

As of the date of the annual meeting of shareholders at the end of June

President             Shigeo Ishida

(To be appointed as Corporate Adviser, JATCO Ltd)

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