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Changes in Executive Officers

February 27, 2017
This is to advise you that Kyocera Corporation (President: Goro Yamaguchi) will make changes in executive officers and assignments, as follows.

On April 1, 2017, the Corporate Functional Devices Group of Kyocera Corporation, Kyocera Crystal Device Corporation, and Kyocera Connector Products Corporation will be merged together into the Company's Corporate Electronic Components Group.
Note: The merger of Kyocera Crystal Device Corporation and Kyocera Connector Products Corporation into Kyocera Corporation was previously announced on November 28, 2016.

1. Changes in Titles and Assignments of Executive Officers (as of April 1, 2017)
Name (New) Title(s)
[(New) Assignment]
Present Title(s)
[Present Assignment]
Yoji Date Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer
[(General Manager of Corporate Electronic Components Group)]
Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer
[President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Connector Products Corporation] (Japan)
Keiji Itsukushima (Managing Executive Officer)
[General Manager of Corporate Communication Equipment Group]
Senior Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Communication Equipment Group]
Takashi Sato (Managing Executive Officer)
[General Manager of Corporate General Affairs Human Resources Group]
Senior Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate General Affairs Human Resources Group]
Takashi Okunosono (Senior Executive Officer)
[General Manager of Corporate Ceramic Materials Semiconductor Components Group]
Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Ceramic Materials Semiconductor Components Group]
Masahiro Inagaki (Senior Executive Officer)
[General Manager of Corporate R&D Group]
Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate R&D Group]
Hironao Kudo Executive Officer
[(Deputy General Manager of Corporate Electronic Components Group)]
Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Functional Devices Group]

2. New Executive Officers (as of April 1, 2017)
Name (New) Title
[(New) Assignment]
Present Title
[Present Assignment(s)]
Norihiko Ina (Managing Executive Officer)
[(President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.)] (Japan)

[Director of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.] (Japan)
Masaki Hayashi (Executive Officer)
[(General Manager of Corporate Fine Ceramics Group)]

[General Manager of Single Crystal Division, Corporate Fine Ceramics Group]
Shigeaki Kinori (Executive Officer)
[(Deputy General Manager of Corporate Electronic Components Group)]

[President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Crystal Device Corporation] (Japan)

3. Candidates for Director (as of late June 2017)
Name Present Title
[Present Assignment]
Keiji Itsukushima Senior Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Communication Equipment Group]
* To become a Managing Executive Officer on April 1, 2017.
Norihiko Ina
[Director of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.] (Japan)
* To become a Managing Executive Officer and President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. on April 1, 2017.
Takashi Sato Senior Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate General Affairs Human Resources Group]
* To become a Managing Executive Officer on April 1, 2017.

4. Resignation of Directors (as of late June 2017)
Name Present Title(s)
[Present Assignment]
Takashi Kuki Director and Managing Executive Officer
[President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.] (Japan)
* To resign as Managing Executive Officer on March 31, 2017, and become Vice Chairman and Director of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. as of April 1, 2017.
Yoshihito Ota Director and Managing Executive Officer
[Chairman and Representative Director of KYOCERA Communications Systems Co., Ltd.] (Japan)
* To resign as Managing Executive Officer on March 31, 2017, and become Advisor of KYOCERA Communications Systems Co., Ltd. as of April 1, 2017.

Note: Changes in directors outlined in sections 3 and 4 above are to be implemented at the General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in late June 2017.