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Changes in Organizational Structure, Board of Directors, Executive Officers and Management Personnel

February 2, 2021Japan

This is to notify that Kyocera Corporation (President: Hideo Tanimoto) resolved at a meeting of its board of directors held on February 1, 2021 the following changes in organizational structure, board of directors, executive officers and management personnel.

1. Changes in Organizational Structure and Directors (as of April 1, 2021)
The Kyocera Group is engaged in a wide range of businesses, from advanced materials to components, devices, equipment, services, and networks. As shown in the table below, our business groups and subsidiaries are to be organized into three segments, and administrative functions are to be integrated into a separate segment. By empowering the leaders of each new segment, this structure will help us optimize rapidly changing business circumstances while expedite decision-making in such key areas as business strategy, investment, human resource development, and others.

New Segment Constituent Current Major Businesses / Subsidiaries / Corporate Groups
Core Components Business Fine Ceramic Components
Automotive Components
Ceramic Packages
Organic Multilayer Substrates and Boards
Optical Components
Medical Devices
Jewelry & Applied Ceramic Related Products
Electronic Components Business Electronic Components
AVX Corporation
Solutions Business Industrial Tools
Liquid Crystal Displays
Printing Devices
Information Equipment (KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.)
Telecommunications Equipment
Information Systems and Telecommunication Services (KYOCERA Communication Systems Co., Ltd.)
Smart Energy Business
Headquarters Corporate General Affairs Human Resources Group
Corporate Purchasing Group
Corporate Management Control Group
Corporate Legal and Intellectual Property Group
Corporate Development Group
Corporate Management Promotion Group
Corporate R&D Group, Corporate Digital Business Promotion Group, and Corporate Global Audit Division will directly report to the President.

Name <New> Title
[<New> Assignment]
Current Title
[Current Assignment]
Hiroshi Fure Director
<Managing Executive Officer>
[<Executive General Manager of Core Components Business>]
Director
Senior Managing Executive Officer [General Manager of Corporate Organic Materials Semiconductor Components Group]
Norihiko Ina Director
Managing Executive Officer
[<Executive General Manager of Solutions Business>]
Director
Managing Executive Officer
[President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.]
Koichi Kano Director
Managing Executive Officer
[<Deputy Executive General Manager of Electronic Components Business>]
Director
Managing Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Development Group]
Shoichi Aoki Director
Managing Executive Officer
[<Executive General Manager of Headquarters>]
Director
Managing Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Management Control Group]
John Sarvis Director
<Managing Executive Officer>
[<Executive General Manager of Electronic Components Business>, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of AVX Corporation (U.S.A.)]
Director
[Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of AVX Corporation (U.S.A.)]
The positions of "Senior Managing Executive Officer" and "Managing Executive Officer" will be integrated into the single position of "Managing Executive Officer."

2. Resignation of Directors (as of late June 2021)
The board of directors will be streamlined from the current 15 members to 9 members in order to expedite decision-making and enhance supervisory function. The following directors are to resign at a General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in late June 2021.
Name Current Title
[Current Assignment]
Yoji Date Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Electronic Components Group]
*The current title of Senior Managing Executive Officer will be changed to Managing Executive Officer as of April 1, 2021.
**The current assignment remains unchanged.
Keiji Itsukushima Director, Managing Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Communication Equipment Group]
*The current title of Managing Executive Officer and the assignment remain unchanged.
Takashi Sato Director, Managing Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate General Affairs Human Resources Group]
*The current title of Managing Executive Officer and the assignment remain unchanged
Junichi Jinno Director, Managing Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Legal and Intellectual Property Group]
*The current title of Managing Executive Officer and the assignment remain unchanged
John Sarvis Director
[Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, President and Director of AVX Corporation (U.S.A.)]
*Scheduled to assume the position of Managing Executive Officer, and Executive General Manager of Electronic Components Business as of April 1, 2021.
**The current assignment remains unchanged
Robert Whisler Director
[President and Director of KYOCERA International, Inc.(U.S.A.)]
*Scheduled to assume the position of Managing Executive Officer as of April 1, 2021.
**The current assignment remains unchanged
The positions of "Senior Managing Executive Officer" and "Managing Executive Officer" will be integrated into the single position of "Managing Executive Officer."

3. Change in Assignment of Executive Officer (as of April 1, 2021)
Name <New> Title
[<New> Assignment]
Current Title
[Current Assignment]
Masaaki Ozawa Executive Officer
[<General Manager of
Corporate Organic Materials Semiconductor Components Group>]
Executive Officer
[Deputy General Manager of
Corporate Organic Materials Semiconductor Components Group]


4. New Executive Officers (as of April 1, 2021)
Name <New> Title
[<New> Assignment]
Current Title
[Current Assignment]
Hironori Ando <Executive Officer>
[<President and Representative Director of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.>]

[Senior Managing Director of KYOCERA Document Solutions Inc.]
Michinori Yamada <Executive Officer>
[Deputy General Manager of Corporate Ceramic Materials Semiconductor Components Group]

[Deputy General Manager of Corporate Ceramic Materials Semiconductor Components Group]
Shoichi Nakagawa <Executive Officer>
[<General Manager of Corporate R&D Group>]

[General Manager, Devices R&D Group of Corporate R&D Group]


5. Resignation of Executive Officers (as of March 31, 2021)
Name Current Title
[Current Assignment]
Masahiro Inagaki Senior Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate R&D Group]
*Scheduled to resign from General Manager of Corporate R&D Group as of March 31, 2021 and to become Riji as of April 1, 2021.
Takashi Okunosono Executive Officer
[President and Director of KYOCERA Thailand Co., Ltd. (Thailand)]
* The current assignment remains unchanged
Akihito Kubota Executive Officer
[General Manager of Corporate Smart Energy Group]
* Scheduled to become Riji as of April 1, 2021.
** The current assignment remains unchanged


6. Changes in Management Personnel (as of April 1, 2021)
Name <New> Assignment Current Assignment
Hiroaki Chida <General Manager of Corporate Management Control Group> General Manager of Accounting Division, Corporate Management Control Group
Katsuyuki Waki <General Manager of Corporate Development Group> General Manager of Management Strategy Division, Corporate Development Group

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