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Changes in Organizational Structure and Executive Officers

March 28, 2013
This is to advise you that Kyocera Corporation (President: Tetsuo Kuba) resolved at a meeting of its Board of Directors held on March 27, 2013 changes in organizational structure as well as directors, executive officers and assignments, as follows:

1. Changes in Organizational Structure (as of April 1, 2013)
1.)The Corporate Thin Film Components Group will change its name to the Corporate Printing Device Group.
2.)The Corporate Financial and Business Systems Administration Group will be divided into the Corporate Financial and Accounting Group, and the Corporate Business Systems Administration Group.
3.)The Corporate General Affairs Human Resources Group, Corporate Environment Group, Corporate Education Group, and Corporate Office of the Chief Executives will be restructured into the Corporate General Affairs Group, and the Corporate Human Resources Group.

2. Changes in Titles and Assignments of Directors (as of April 1, 2013)

Name

New Titles
[New Assignment]

Present Titles
[Present Assignment]

Katsumi Komaguchi Senior Managing Director
Senior Managing Executive Officer
[President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.] (Japan)
Director
Managing Executive Officer
[President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.] (Japan)
Yasuyuki Yamamoto Senior Managing Director
Senior Managing Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Communication Equipment Group]
Director
Managing Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Communication Equipment Group]

3. Changes in Titles and Assignments of Executive Officers (as of April 1, 2013)

Name

New Title(s)
[New Assignment]

Present Title(s)
[Present Assignment]

Yoshihito Ohta Director
Managing Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate General Affairs Group]
Director
Managing Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Office of the Chief Executives]
Shoichi Aoki Director
Managing Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Financial and Accounting Group]
Director
Managing Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Financial and Business Systems Administration Group]
Hiroshi Fure Managing Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Automotive Components Group]
Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Automotive Components Group]
Yoji Date Managing Executive Officer
[President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Connector Products Corporation] (Japan)
Executive Officer
[President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Connector Products Corporation] (Japan)
Nobuo Kitamura Senior Executive Officer
[General Manager of
Corporate Solar Energy Group]
Senior Executive Officer
[Deputy General Manager of
Corporate Solar Energy Group]
Yoshiharu Nakamura Senior Executive Officer
[President of Dongguan Shilong KYOCERA Co., Ltd.] (China)
Executive Officer
[President of Dongguan Shilong KYOCERA Co., Ltd.] (China)
Junichi Jinno Senior Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate
Legal and Intellectual Property Group]
Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate
Legal and Intellectual Property Group]
Tadashi Otsuji Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Semiconductor Components Group]
Executive Officer
[Deputy General Manager of Corporate Semiconductor Components Group]
Masaaki Itoh Executive Officer
[Deputy General Manager of Corporate General Affairs Group]
Executive Officer
[Deputy General Manager of Corporate General Affairs Human Resources Group]
Hitoshi Takao Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Printing Device Group]
Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Thin Film Components Group]
Kazumasa Umemura Executive Officer
[Deputy General Manager of Office of the Chief Executives, Corporate General Affairs Group]
Executive Officer
[Deputy General Manager of Corporate Office of the Chief Executives]

4. New Candidates for Executive Officer (as of April 1, 2013)

Name

New Title
[New Assignment]

Present Title
[Present Assignment]

Shigeru Koyama Executive Officer
[President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Fineceramics GmbH] (Germany) 
 
[President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Fineceramics GmbH] (Germany)
Koichi Kano Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Development Group]
 
[General Manager of Corporate Development Group]
Naoki Kawai Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Fine Ceramics Group]
 
[General Manager of Corporate Fine Ceramics Group]
Toshiki Kawaguchi Executive Officer
[Deputy General Manager of Corporate Communication Equipment Group]
 
[General Manager of Corporate Communication Equipment Division, Corporate Communication Equipment Group]
Masaharu Goto Executive Officer
[President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Solar Corporation] (Japan)
 
[Vice President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Solar Corporation] (Japan)
Hideo Yoshida Executive Officer
[Deputy General Manager of Corporate Semiconductor Components Group]
 
[General Manager of Semiconductor Components International Sales Division, Corporate Semiconductor Components Group]
Toshihide Koyano Executive Officer
[Deputy General Manager of Corporate Solar Energy Group]
 
[General Manager of Solar Energy Production Yasu Division, Corporate Solar Energy Group]
Yasumichi Okuda Executive Officer
[Deputy General Manager of Corporate Fine Ceramics Group]
 
[Deputy General Manager of Corporate Fine Ceramics Group]
Masahiro Inagaki Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate R&D Group]
 
[General Manager of Automotive Components Engineering Division, Corporate Automotive Components Group]
Hironao Kudo Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Electronic Components Group]
 
[General Manager of Corporate Electronic Components Group]
Takashi Sato Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Human Resources Group]
 
[General Manager of Human Resources Division, Corporate General Affairs Human Resources Group]

5. Resignation of Executive Officers (as of March 31, 2013)

Name

Present Title
[Present Assignment]

Junzo Katsuki Senior Executive Officer
[Deputy General Manager of Corporate Communication Equipment Group]
* To become Advisor as of April 1, 2013
Keijiro Minami Senior Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Components and Devices R&D Division, Corporate R&D Group]
Kouji Mae Executive Officer
[Vice Chairman and Representative Director of KYOCERA Display Corporation] (Japan)
* To resign from Vice Chairman and Representative Director as of March 31, 2013, and to become Advisor of KYOCERA Corporation as of April 1, 2013
Tsuyoshi Egami Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Communication Product Development Division, Corporate Communication Equipment Group]
*To become General Manager of Communication Product Development Division, Corporate Communication Equipment Group as of April 1, 2013
Toshimi Gejima Executive Officer
[General Manager of R&D Center Kagoshima, Corporate R&D Group]
* To become Vice President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Medical Corporation as of April 1, 2013
Takafumi Matsuda Executive Officer
[General Manager of Jewelry & Application Products Division]
* To become “Riji” as of April 1, 2013, as such there is no change in assignment of General Manager of the Jewelry & Application Products Division
Masaki Kozu Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Education Group]
* To become General Manager of Philosophy Education Division, Corporate General Affairs Group as of April 1, 2013
Gen Takayasu Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Environment Group]
* To become Advisor as of April 1, 2013

6. New Candidates for Director (as of late June 2013)
 Hiroshi Fure Executive Officer, General Manager of Corporate Automotive Components Group
 Yoji DateExecutive Officer, President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Connector Products Corporation (Japan)
 Tadashi OnoderaChairman and Representative Director of KDDI Corporation
* The above-mentioned candidates are scheduled to be elected as Directors at the General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in late June 2013.
* Hiroshi Fure and Yoji Date will become Managing Executive Officers effective as of April 1, 2013.
* Tadashi Onodera is a candidate for Outside Director.

7. Resignation of Director (as of late June 2013)
 Tsutomu Yamori Director and Managing Executive Officer, General Manager of Corporate General Affairs Human Resources Group
* Tsutomu Yamori is scheduled to resign from Managing Executive Officer as of March 31, 2013, and from Director at the General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in late June 2013 and to become Advisor.

8. New Candidates for Corporate Auditor (as of late June 2013)
 Kouji Mae Vice Chairman and Representative Director of KYOCERA Display Corporation (Japan)
 Yasunari Koyano Attorney
* Both candidates are scheduled to become Corporate Auditors at the General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in late June 2013.
* Kouji Mae is scheduled to resign from Executive Officer of KYOCERA Corporation as well as Vice Chairman and Representative Director of KYOCERA Display Corporation as of March 31, 2013 and to become Advisor of KYOCERA Corporation.
* Attorney Yasunari Koyano is a candidate for Outside Corporate Auditor.

9. Resignation of Corporate Auditors (as of late June 2013)
 Yoshihiko Nishikawa
 Yoshinari Hara
* Both Corporate Auditors are scheduled to resign at the General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in late June 2013.