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Changes in Management Personnel

March 26, 2015
This is to advise you that Kyocera Corporation (President: Goro Yamaguchi) resolved at a meeting of its Board of Directors held on March 25, 2015 changes in directors, executive officers and assignments, as follows:

1. Changes in Titles and Assignments of Executive Officers (as of April 1, 2015)
Name (New) Title(s)
[(New) Assignment]
Present Title(s)
[Present Assignment(s)]

Ken Ishii

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

Hiroshi Fure

Director
(Senior Managing Executive Officer)
[General Manager of Corporate Automotive Components Group]
Director
Managing Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Automotive Components Group]

Yoji Date

Director
(Senior Managing Executive Officer)
[President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Connector Products Corporation] (Japan)
Director
Managing Executive Officer
[President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Connector Products Corporation] (Japan)

Setsuo Sasaki

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

Shigeru Koyama

(Senior Executive Officer)
[President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Fineceramics GmbH] (Germany)      
Executive Officer
[President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Fineceramics GmbH] (Germany)       

Koichi Kano

(Senior Executive Officer)
[General Manager of Corporate Development Group]
Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Development Group]

Hiroshi
Funatogawa

Executive Officer
[(General Manager of Corporate Communication Equipment Group)]
Executive Officer
[Deputy General Manager of Corporate Communication Equipment Group]
[President and Director of KYOCERA Communications Inc.] (U.S.A.)       

Toshihide Koyano

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

2. New Executive Officers (as of April 1, 2015)
Name New Title
[(New) Assignment]
Present Title
[Present Assignment]

Takashi Kuki

Executive Officer
[(President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.)] (Japan)

[Director and Managing Executive Officer of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.] (Japan)

Hideo Tanimoto

Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Fine Ceramics Group]

[General Manager of Corporate Fine Ceramics Group]

Takashi Okunosono Executive Officer
[General Manager of
Corporate Printing Device Group]

[General Manager of
Corporate Printing Device Group]

Masayuki Saito Executive Officer
[(Deputy General Manager of Corporate Communication Equipment Group)]
[General Manager of Communication Equipment Engineering Group,
Corporate Communication Equipment Group]

3. Resignation of Director and Executive Officers (as of March 31, 2015)
Name Present Title
[Present Assignment]
John Gilbertson Director
[Board Chairman and CEO of AVX Corporation] (U.S.A.)       
Nobuo Kitamura Senior Executive Officer
[General Manager of
Corporate Solar Energy Group]
Yoichi Yamashita

Executive Officer
[General Manager of Production Technology & Development Group, Corporate R&D Group]
* To become Riji as of April 1. To remain as General Manager of Production Technology & Development Group.


4. New Candidate for Director (as of late June 2015)
Hiroto Mizobata       Certified public accountant
* The above-mentioned candidate is scheduled to be elected as Outside Director at the General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in late June 2015.

5. Resignation of Directors (as of late June 2015)
Katsumi Komaguchi Senior Managing Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer, President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. (Japan)
* To resign from Senior Managing Executive Officer as of March 31, 2015 and become Director as well as Vice Chairman and Representative Director of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. (Japan) as of April 1, 2015. To resign from Director at the General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in late June 2015.
  
Yasuyuki Yamamoto Senior Managing Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer, General Manager of Corporate Communication Equipment Group
* To resign from Senior Managing Executive Officer as well as General Manager of Corporate Communication Equipment Group as of March 31, 2015 and become Director as of April 1, 2015. To resign from Director at the General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in late June 2015 and become part-time Advisor.