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Changes in Organizational Structure and Executive Officers

February 29, 2016
This is to advise you that Kyocera Corporation (President: Goro Yamaguchi) resolved at a meeting of its Board of Directors held on February 26, 2016 changes in organizational structure as well as executive officers and assignments, as follows:

1. Changes in Organizational Structure (as of April 1, 2016)
1)  The Corporate Semiconductor Components Group will change its name to the Corporate Ceramic Materials Semiconductor Components Group.
2)  Kyocera Circuit Solutions, Inc. will be integrated into Kyocera Corporation* and change its name to the Corporate Organic Materials Semiconductor Components Group.
3)  The Corporate General Affairs Group and the Corporate Human Resources Group will be integrated into the Corporate General Affairs Human Resources Group.
* The reorganization of Kyocera Circuit Solutions, Inc. was announced on January 29, 2016.

2. Changes in Titles and Assignments of Executive Officers (as of April 1, 2016)
Name (New) Title
[(New) Assignment]
Present Title
[Present Assignment]
Takashi Kuki (Managing Executive Officer)
[President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.] (Japan)
Executive Officer
[President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.] (Japan)
Hideo Tanimoto (Managing Executive Officer)
[General Manager of Corporate Fine Ceramics Group]
Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Fine Ceramics Group]
Koichi Kano (Managing Executive Officer)
[General Manager of Corporate Development Group]
Senior Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Development Group]
Takashi Sato (Senior Executive Officer)
[(General Manager of Corporate General Affairs Human Resources Group)]
Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Human Resources Group]
Kazuyuki Nada Executive Officer
[(General Manager of Corporate Organic Materials Semiconductor Components Group)]  
Executive Officer
[President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Circuit Solutions, Inc.] (Japan)
Takashi Okunosono Executive Officer
[(General Manager of Corporate Ceramic Materials Semiconductor Components Group)]
Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Printing Device Group]
Masaaki Itoh Executive Officer
[(Deputy General Manager of Corporate General Affairs Human Resources Group)]
Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate General Affairs Group]

3. New Executive Officers (as of April 1, 2016)
Name (New) Title
[(New) Assignment]
Present Title
[Present Assignment(s)]
Keiji Itsukushima (Senior Executive Officer)
[(General Manager of Corporate Communication Equipment Group)]

[Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.] (Japan)
Hisamitsu Sakai (Executive Officer)
[(General Manager of Corporate Printing Device Group)]

[General Manager of Inkjet Division, Corporate Printing Device Group]
Akihito Kubota (Executive Officer)
[(General Manager of Corporate Solar Energy Group)]

[Deputy General Manager of Corporate Solar Energy Group]
Yusuke Mizukami (Executive Officer)
[(Deputy General Manager of Corporate Ceramic Materials Semiconductor Components Group)]

[General Manager of Semiconductor Components Domestic Sales Division, Corporate Semiconductor Components Group]
Tayo Hamano (Executive Officer)
[(Deputy General Manager of Corporate Automotive Components Group)]

[General Manager of Automotive Components Sales Division, Corporate Automotive Components Group]
Masaaki Ozawa (Executive Officer)
[Deputy General Manager of Corporate Electronic Components Group]

[Deputy General Manager of Corporate Electronic Components Group]
Yoshihito Kurose (Executive Officer)
[(President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Communication Systems Co., Ltd.)] (Japan)

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

4. Resignation of Executive Officers (as of March 31, 2016)
Name Present Title
[Present Assignment(s)]
Yoshiharu Nakamura Senior Executive Officer
[President and Director of Dongguan Shilong KYOCERA Co., Ltd.] (China)
* To become Plant Manager of Shiga Yohkaichi Plant of KYOCERA Corporation as of April 1, 2016.
Hiroyuki Yamashita Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Semiconductor Components Group]
* To become President of KYOCERA Vietnam Co., Ltd. as of April 1, 2016.
Hideo Yoshida Executive Officer
[Deputy General Manager of Corporate Semiconductor Components Group]
* To become President of KYOCERA Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd (Singapore) as of April 1, 2016.
Hiroshi Funatogawa Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Communication Equipment Group]
* To become Deputy General Manager of Corporate Communication Equipment Group as of April 1, 2016.
Shigeaki Kinori Executive Officer
[President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Crystal Device Corporation]
* To remain as President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Crystal Device Corporation.
Toshihide Koyano Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Solar Energy Group]
* To become Deputy General Manager of Corporate Solar Energy Group as of April 1, 2016.
Masaharu Goto Executive Officer
[President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Solar Corporation] (Japan)
* To become General Manager of Solar Energy Domestic Sales Division, Corporate Solar Energy Group as of April 1, 2016. To remain as President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Solar Corporation.
Masayuki Saito Executive Officer
[Deputy General Manager of Corporate Communication Equipment Group]
* To become General Manager of Communication Equipment Development Division, Corporate Communication Equipment Group as of April 1, 2016.