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Changes in Directors and Auditors

March 25, 2016
This is to advise you that Kyocera Corporation (President: Goro Yamaguchi) resolved at a meeting of its Board of Directors held on March 24, 2016 changes in directors and auditors, as follows:

1. New Candidates for Director (as of late June 2016)

Takashi KukiExecutive Officer of KYOCERA Corporation (Japan)
President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc. (Japan)
To become Managing Executive Officer of KYOCERA Corporation as of April 1, 2016*1

Hideo TanimotoExecutive Officer, General Manager of Corporate Fine Ceramics Group at KYOCERA Corporation (Japan)
To become Managing Executive Officer as of April 1, 2016*2

Koichi KanoSenior Executive Officer, General Manager of Corporate Development Group at KYOCERA Corporation (Japan)
To become Managing Executive Officer as of April 1, 2016*3

John SarvisChief Executive Officer, President and Director of AVX Corporation (U.S.A.)
Robert WhislerExecutive Officer of KYOCERA Corporation (Japan)
President and Director of KYOCERA America, Inc. (U.S.A.)
To become President and Director of KYOCERA International, Inc. as of April 1, 2016
To resign as Executive Officer upon becoming Director of KYOCERA Corporation


Atsushi Aoyama Professor at Ritsumeikan University Graduate School of Technology Management
To become Independent Outside Director


The above-mentioned six candidates are scheduled to be elected as Directors at the General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in late June 2016.
*1-3 Previously announced on February 29, 2016.



2. Resignation of Director (as of March 21, 2016)

John Rigby President and Director of KYOCERA International, Inc. (U.S.A.)
Resigned as President and Director of KYOCERA International, Inc. on the same date


3. New Candidates for Audit & Supervisory Board Member (as of late June 2016)

Itsuki Harada General Manager of Corporate Global Audit Division at KYOCERA Corporation (Japan)

Hitoshi Sakata Attorney

Masaaki AkiyamaCertified Public Accountant


The above-mentioned three candidates are scheduled to become Audit & Supervisory Board Members at the General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in late June 2016.
Itsuki Harada to become Full-time Audit & Supervisory Board Member.
Hitoshi Sakata and Masaaki Akiyama are candidates for Independent Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Members.



4. Resignation of Audit & Supervisory Board Members (as of late June 2016)

Yoshihiro Kano Full-time Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Kouji MaeFull-time Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Yoshinori YasudaOutside Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Nichimu InadaOutside Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Yasunari KoyanoOutside Audit & Supervisory Board Member



The above-mentioned Audit & Supervisory Board Members are scheduled to resign at the General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in late June 2016.