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Changes in Directors and Executive Officers

March 30, 2012

This is to advise you that Kyocera Corporation (President: Tetsuo Kuba) resolved at a meeting of its Board of Directors held on March 29, 2012 changes in directors, executive officers and assignments, as follows:


1. Changes in Title and Assignment of Director (as of April 1, 2012)

Name

(New) Title
[(New) Assignment]

Present Title
[Present Assignment]

Hisao Hisaki

(Director)

Vice President and Representative Director
Vice President and Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Development Group]

To resign as Director at the General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in late June 2012.


2. Changes in Titles and Assignments of Executive Officers (as of April 1, 2012)
Name

(New) Title
[(New) Assignment]

Present Title
[Present Assignment]

Ken Ishii

(Managing Executive Officer)
[General Manager of Corporate Cutting Tool Group]

Senior Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Cutting Tool Group]

Kouji Mae

Executive Officer
[(Vice Chairman and Representative Director of KYOCERA Display Corporation)]

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

Kazuyuki Nada

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

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

Shigeaki Kinori

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

Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Fine Ceramics Group]

Gen Takayasu

(Executive Officer)
[General Manager of Corporate Environment Group]

Senior Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Environment Group]

Kazumasa
Umemura

Executive Officer
[(Deputy General Manager of Corporate Office of the Chief Executives)](Corporate Group rank)

Executive Officer
[General Manager of International Division, Corporate Office of the Chief Executives]


3. New Candidates for Executive Officer (as of April 1, 2012)

Name

New Title
[(New) Assignment]

Present Title
[Present Assignment]

Yoji Date

Executive Officer
[President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Connector Products Corporation]*

[President and Representative Director of KYOCERA ELCO Corporation]

Setsuo Sasaki

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

[Senior Managing Director of KYOCERA Communication Systems Co., Ltd.]

Tadashi Otsuji

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

[General Manager of SMD Packages Division, Corporate Semiconductor Components Group]

* As of April 1, KYOCERA ELCO Corporation will change its company name to KYOCERA Connector Products Corporation; as such there is no change in assignment for Yoji Date.


4. Resignation of Executive Officers
1.) As of March 31, 2012

Name

Present Title
[Present Assignment]

Hisao Hisaki

Vice President and Representative Director
Vice President and Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Development Group]
To become Director as of April 1; resign as Director at General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in late June 2012.

Michiaki Furuhashi

Executive Officer
[Deputy General Manager of Corporate Office of the Chief Executives]
To become General Manager of L Project Promotion Division, Corporate General Affairs Human Resources Group as of April 1.

Motoo Kobayashi

Executive Officer
[President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Communication Systems Co., Ltd.]
To become Chairman and Representative Director of KYOCERA Communication Systems Co., Ltd. as of April 1.

2.) As of late June 2012

Name

Present Title
[Present Assignment]

John Rigby

Executive Officer
[President of KYOCERA International, Inc. (U.S.A.)]
To become Director at General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in late June 2012.


5. New Candidates for Director (as of late June 2012)
Ken Ishii Managing Executive Officer / General Manager, Corporate Cutting Tool Group
John Rigby Executive Officer / President, KYOCERA International, Inc. (U.S.A.)

Both candidates to become Directors at the General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in late June 2012.
Ken Ishii to become Managing Executive Officer as of April 1.
John Rigby to resign as Executive Officer after becoming Director.


6. Resignation of Director (as of late June 2012)
Rodney Lanthorne Director / Vice Chairman, KYOCERA International, Inc. (U.S.A.)

To resign as Director at the General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in late June 2012.


7. New Candidates for Corporate Auditor (as of late June 2012)
Yoshinori Yasuda Professor, International Research Center for Japanese Studies
Nichimu Inada Chairman of the Board of Directors, Family Co., Ltd.

Both candidates to become Corporate Auditors at the General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in late June 2012.


8. Resignation of Corporate Auditor (as of late June 2012)
Kazuo Yoshida Professor, Graduate School of Economics, Kyoto University

To resign as Corporate Auditor at the General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in late June 2012.