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Changes in Directors and Corporate Organization

March 30, 2009
This is to advise to you that Kyocera Corporation (President: Makoto Kawamura) resolved at a meeting of its board of directors held on March 27, 2009 with respect to draft changes in directors and corporate organization, as follows:

1. Assignment of Office of Executive Officer to a Director (as of April 1, 2009)

Name

New Titles
[Assignment]

Present Title
[Present Assignment]

Hisao Hisaki

Director
Senior Managing Executive Officer
[President of KYOCERA (Tianjin) Sales & Trading Corporation]

Director
[President of KYOCERA (Tianjin) Sales & Trading Corporation]


2. New Candidates for Director

Name

New Titles
[(New) Assignment]

Present Title
[Present Assignment]

Yasuyuki Yamamoto

Director
Managing Executive Officer
[Deputy General Manager of Corporate Communication Equipment Group]

Senior Executive Officer
[Deputy General Manager of Corporate Communication Equipment Group]

Yoshihiro Kano

Director
Managing Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Development Group]

Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Development Group]

Goro Yamaguchi

Director
Managing Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Semiconductor Components Group]

Senior Executive Officer
[Deputy General Manager of Corporate Semiconductor Components Group]

Shoichi Aoki

Director
Managing Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Financial & Accounting Group]

Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Financial & Accounting Group]

Katsumi Komaguchi

Director
Managing Executive Officer
[President and Representative Director of KYOCERA MITA Corporation]

Executive Officer
[President and Representative Director of KYOCERA MITA Corporation]

*Changes in titles and assignments will become effective as of April 1, 2009.
*The above-mentioned candidates are scheduled to be elected as directors at the general shareholders meeting to be held in late June 2009.


3. Resignation of Directors (scheduled)
Present Vice Chairman and Representative Director: Mr. Naoyuki Morita
Present Director: Mr. Michihisa Yamamoto
Present Director: Mr. Isao Kishimoto
*Mr. Naoyuki Morita will cease to be Vice Chairman and Representative Director and will become a director as of April 1, 2009, and will resign from the office of Director at the general shareholders meeting to be held in late June 2009, but will remain as Chairman and Representative Director of Kyocera Communication Systems Co., Ltd.
*Mr. Michihisa Yamamoto shall resign from the office of Director at the general shareholders meeting to be held in late June 2009.
*Mr. Isao Kishimoto will resign from the office of Director at the general shareholders meeting to be held in late June 2009, but will remain as President and Representative Director of Kyocera Kinseki Corporation.


4. New Candidate for Corporate Auditor
Mr. Yoshinari Hara [Chief Corporate Advisor, Daiwa Securities Group Inc.]
*Mr. Yoshinari Hara is scheduled to be elected as a Corporate Auditor at the general shareholders meeting to be held in late June 2009.

5. Resignation of Corporate Auditor (scheduled)
Present Corporate Auditor: Mr. Shigekazu Tamura [Certified Public Accountant]
*Mr. Shigekazu Tamura will resign from the office of Corporate Auditor at the general shareholders meeting to be held in late June 2009.

6. Resignation of Advisor (scheduled)
Present Advisor: Mr. Yasuo Nishiguchi
* Mr. Yasuo Nishiguchi will resign from the office of Advisor as of the end of June 2009.

7. Changes in Corporate Organization (as of April 1, 2009)
1) The Corporate Environment and Education Group will be divided into the Corporate Environment Group, and the Corporate Education Group.
2) The Corporate Thin Film Components Group and the Corporate Display Group will be consolidated into the Corporate Thin Film Components Group.

8. Changes in Titles and Assignments of Executive Officers (as of April 1, 2009)

Name

(New) Title
[New Assignment]

Present Title
[Present Assignment]

Hisashi Sakumi

Managing Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Environment Group]

Managing Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Environment and Education Group]

Osamu Nomoto

Senior Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Legal and Intellectual Property Group]

Managing Executive Officer
[Manager of Corporate Management Promotion Office]

Keijiro Minami

Senior Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate R&D Group for Components and Devices]

Senior Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Legal and Intellectual Property Group]

Yasushi Matsumura

Executive Officer
[Vice President and Representative Director of KYOCERA KINSEKI Corporation]

Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Display Group]

Gen Takayasu

Executive Officer
[Deputy General Manager of Corporate Electronic Components Group]

Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Communication Devices Division, Corporate Semiconductor Components Group]

Junzo Katsuki

Executive Officer
[Deputy General Manager of Corporate Communication Equipment Group]

Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Electronic Components Sales Division, Corporate Electronic Components Group]

Toshimi Gejima

Executive Officer
[General Manager of R&D Center Kagoshima, Corporate R&D Group for Components and Devices]

Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Automotive Components Group]

Masaki Kouzu

Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Education Group]

Executive Officer
[General Manager of Education and Planning Division, Corporate Environment and Education Group]

Yoshiharu Nakamura

Executive Officer
[Executive Vice President of Dongguan Shilong KYOCERA Optics Co., Ltd.]

Executive Officer
 [Deputy General Manager of Corporate Fine Ceramics Group]

Tsuyoshi Egami

Executive Officer
[Deputy General Manager of Corporate Mobile Communication Equipment Technical Division, Corporate Communication Equipment Group]

Executive Officer
[Deputy General Manager of Corporate 2nd Mobile Communication Equipment Division, Corporate Communication Equipment Group]


9. New Candidates for Executive Officer (as of April 1, 2009)

Name

New Title
[(New) Assignment]

Present Title
[Present Assignment]

Kouji Mae

Executive Officer
[President and Representative Director of KYOCERA SLC Technologies Corporation]


[President and Representative Director of KYOCERA SLC Technologies Corporation]

Motoo Kobayashi

Executive Officer
[President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Communication Systems Co., Ltd.]


[President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Communication Systems Co., Ltd.]

Nobuo Kitamura

Executive Officer
[Deputy General Manager of Corporate Solar Energy Group]


[Deputy General Manager of Corporate Solar Energy Group]

Ken Ishii

Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Cutting Tool Group]


[Deputy General Manager of Corporate Cutting Tool Group]  

Takeshi Oda

Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Mobile Communication Equipment Technical Division, Corporate Communication Equipment Group]


[General Manager of Engineering Division 1, Corporate 1st Mobile Communication Equipment Division, Corporate Communication Equipment Group]


10. Resignation of Executive Officers (as of March 31, 2009)
Present Managing Executive Officer, General Manager of Corporate Purchasing Group:
Mr. Takashi Itoh
Present Executive Officer, General Manager of Corporate Cutting Tool Group:
Mr. Yukihiro Takarabe
Present Executive Officer, General Manager of Corporate Electronic Components Business Promotion Division, Corporate Electronic Components Group: Mr. Nobuhiro Ochiai
*Mr. Yukihiro Takarabe will resign from the office of Executive Officer as of March 31, 2009, and will assume the office of President and Representative Director of Kyocera Solar Corporation.