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Yamaha Motor Announces Management Changes - New President, Directors, Corporate Auditors and Corporate Officers

November 22, 2004

At the Board of Director's Meeting held on November 22, 2004, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (the Company) elected to change its top management, effective January 1, 2005. Current President and Representative Director, Toru Hasegawa will resign from that post and take office as Chairman and Director, while current Senior Managing Director and Representative Director Takashi Kajikawa will take office as President and Representative Director. In concert with the change in top management, the following personnel changes are also being made in respect to Directors, Corporate Auditors and Corporate Officers.

(1)

Changes in Directors and Corporate Auditors

Changes in Directors (effective January 1, 2005)

New post

Current post

Name

Director

Chairman and Director

Ryuichi Yamashita

Chairman and Director

President and
Representative Director

Toru Hasegawa

President and
Representative Director

Senior Managing Director
and Representative Director

Takashi Kajikawa

Director

Managing Director

Hiroshi Ukon

Director

Managing Director

Kunihiko Nakajima

Directors scheduled to resign in late March, 2005

Current post

Name

Chairman and Director

Ryuichi Yamashita
(scheduled to take office as Advisor of the Company)

Managing Director

Hiroshi Ukon
(scheduled to take office as Advisor of the Company)

Managing Director

Kunihiko Nakajima
(scheduled to take office as Advisor of the Company)

Candidates for new Directors, scheduled to take office in late March, 2005

Name

Current post

Toyoo Ohtsubo

Corporate Officer; Senior General Manager of the Legal and Intellectual Property Division; and Senior General Manager of Process and IT Division

Takaaki Kimura

Corporate Officer and Senior General Manager of AM Operations

Shinji Terashita

Corporate Officer; Senior General Manager of the Engine SyS Division, Motorcycle Operations; and responsible for the Casting Division, Motorcycle Operations

Corporate Auditors scheduled to resign in late March, 2005

Current post

Name

Standing Corporate Auditor

Kazuyoshi Nakano
(scheduled to take office as Advisor of the Company)

Candidates for new Corporate Auditors, scheduled to take office in late March, 2005

Name

Current post

Hiroshi Tanaka

Corporate Officer; responsible for Finance; and Senior General Manager of the CSR Supervisory Office

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Resignations and appointments of Directors and Corporate Auditors are contingent on approval of the relevant motions at the Shareholders Meeting to be held in late March, 2005.

(2)

Changes in Corporate Officers

Corporate Officers scheduled to resign in late March, 2005

Name

New post

Hiroshi Tanaka

Scheduled to take office as Standing Corporate Auditor of the Company

Yoshio Mabuchi

Scheduled to take office as President and Representative Director of SOQI, Inc.

Shinya Sato

Scheduled to resign

Shinji Terashita

Scheduled to take office as Director of the Company

Yasuaki Maekawa

Scheduled to take office as Director of Y.E.C. Co., Ltd.

Tsutomu Mabuchi

Scheduled to take office as President and Representative Director of Moric Co., Ltd.

Takaaki Kimura

Scheduled to take office as Director of the Company

Toyoo Ohtsubo

Scheduled to take office as Director of the Company

Candidates for new Corporate Officers, scheduled to take office in late March, 2005

Name

Current duty

Tooru Watabiki

Senior General Manager responsible for Planning, Motorcycle Operations

Akira Sano

Senior General Manager of Parts Operations

Noritaka Shibata

Senior General Manager of Overseas Market Development Operations

Takashi Tsuchiya

Senior General Manager of Power Products Operations and Senior General Manager responsible for the China Division, Motorcycle Operations

Masao Furusawa

Senior General Manager of the Technical Development Department, Technical Management Division, Motorcycle Operations

Nobuaki Shiraishi

Senior General Manager responsible for the RV Division, Motorcycle Operations

Abbreviations:

SyS

:

System Supplier

 

AM

:

Automotive

 

RV

:

Recreational Vehicle

Major business lines of group companies:

SOQI Inc.

:

Manufacture of power products

 

Y.E.C. Co., Ltd.

:

Development and design of machinery and equipment

 

Moric Co., Ltd.

:

Manufacture of electrical parts


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