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Announcement of Organizational and Personnel Changes

December 26, 2007

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announces the following organizational and personnel changes, effective January 1, 2008.

1. Organizational changes

1)

The functions of the Advertising Division will be transferred to the Public Relations Division. (Previously, the two divisions were separate and independent.) The new organization will be known as the Public Relations Division. Integrating public relations and advertising in this way is designed to promote smoother communication within the company, and between the company and external entities, including its markets. The new Public Relations Division can plan and manage communications more comprehensively.

2)

The status of the Service Group within Overseas Market Development Operations (OMDO) will be elevated, and the group will now be called the Service & Promotion Division. The former Service Group functioned under the direct control of the Senior General Manager of OMDO. This upgrade is intended to help strengthen its promotion and sales support capabilities.

2. Promotion of Executive Officer with special post (effective January 1, 2008)

(Name)

(New position)

(Current position)

Toru Watabiki

Managing Executive Officer and Director

Senior Executive Officer and Director

3. Resignation of Executive Officers (effective January 1, 2008)

(Name)

Shinji Terashita

Executive Officer, Senior General Manager of Quality Assurance Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters (Scheduled to assume the position of Managing Director of Yamaha Motor Engineering Co., Ltd. (Japan))

Takashi Tsuchiya

Executive Officer, Senior General Manager of Europe Headquarters and President of Yamaha Motor Europe N.V. (the Netherlands) (Scheduled to assume the position of President and Representative Director of Yamaha Motor Powered Products Co., Ltd. (Japan))

Yoshiro Takahira

Executive Officer, Senior General Manager of Procurement Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters (Scheduled to assume the position of President and Representative Director of Yamaha Motor Electronics Co., Ltd. (Japan))

4. Changes in duties of Executive Officers (effective January 1, 2008)

(Name)

(New position)

(Current position)

Takashi Kajikawa

President, Representative Director and Chief Executive Officer in charge of brand promotion

President, Representative Director and Chief Executive Officer in charge of brand promotion and Chief General Manager of Motorcycle Headquarters

Hiroyasu Miyao

Director and Managing Executive Officer, Senior General Manager of Security Trade Control Operations and in charge of public affairs (stationed at Tokyo Office)

Director and Managing Executive Officer in charge of public affairs (stationed at Tokyo Office)

Toru Watabiki

Director and Managing Executive Officer, Chief General Manager of Motorcycle Headquarters

Director and Senior Executive Officer, Senior General Manager of Security Trade Control Operations and Senior General Manager of Planning Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

Nobuaki Shiraishi

Executive Officer in charge of technology and manufacturing, RV Company and General Manager of Quality Assurance Division, RV Company

Executive Officer, President of RV Company

Tomotaka Ishikawa

Executive Officer, President of RV Company and Managing Director of Yamaha Motor India Pvt. Ltd.

Executive Officer, Managing Director of Yamaha Motor India Pvt. Ltd. and Managing Director of Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd.

Tadakazu Ishibashi

Executive Officer in charge of special issues for ME Company and General Manager of Business Planning Division, ME Company

Executive Officer in charge of special issues for ME Company

5. 

Changes in duties of Senior General Managers and General Managers
(effective January 1, 2008)

(Name)

(New position)

(Current position)

Shigeo Hayakawa

Senior General Manager of Europe Headquarters and President of Yamaha Motor Europe N.V. (the Netherlands)

Group Vice President of Yamaha Motor Europe N.V. (the Netherlands)

Kenji Fujimoto

Senior General Manager of Aeronautic Operations and General Manager of Marketing Development Engineering Division, Aeronautic Operations

Director of Yamaha Motor India Pvt. Ltd.

Hiroyuki Suzuki

Senior General Manager of Quality Assurance Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

General Manager of 2nd SyS Division, SyS Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

Kazuya Kinpara

Senior General Manager of Planning Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

General Manager of Production Control Division, SyS Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

Nobuya Hideshima

Senior General Manager of Procurement Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

General Manager of 3rd SyS Division, SyS Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

Toshiharu Seko

Senior Manager of Public Relations Division

General Manager of Advertising Division

Syoji Kita

Senior Manager of Corporate Planning Division

General Manager of Business Planning Division, ME Company

Shinichiro Kimura

General Manager of Business Planning Division, Planning Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

Manager of Business Planning Division, Planning Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

Yasunori Tanimoto

General Manager of Product Planning Division, Marketing Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

General Manager of Business Planning Division, Planning Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

Kunihiko Miwa

General Manager of 2nd Body Development Division, Product Development Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

President of Yamaha Motor R&D Taiwan Co., Ltd.

Masayuki Hashimoto

Senior Manager of 2nd Body Development Division, Product Development Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

General Manager of 2nd Body Development Division, Product Development Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

Masaaki Nakayama

General Manager of Production Control Division, SyS Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

Manager of Production Group, 1st Factory, SyS Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

Takashi Uchiyama

Senior Manager of Overseas Production Division, SyS Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

General Manager of 4th SyS Division, SyS Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

Akihito Fujiwara

General Manager of 1st SyS Division, SyS Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

Manager of Wheel SyS Group, 1st SyS Division, SyS Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

Hiroshi Yoshii

General Manager of 2nd SyS Division, SyS Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

General Manager of 1st SyS Division, SyS Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

Taketoshi Gojyo

General Manager of 3rd SyS Division, SyS Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

Manager of Quality Engineering Group, 3rd SyS Division, SyS Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

Akinori Hakamata

General Manager of 4th SyS Division, SyS Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

Vice President of Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America

Nobuo Jinnohara

Senior Manager of Engineering Division 1, Automotive Operations

General Manager of Advanced Powertrain Engineering Division, Automotive Operations

Yuichi Suzuki

General Manager of Engineering Division 3, Automotive Operations and General Manager of Advanced Powertrain Engineering Division, Automotive Operations

General Manager of Engineering Division 3, Automotive Operations

Shigeto Mori

General Manager of Service & Promotion Division, Overseas Market Development Operations

President of Yamaha Motor de Mexico S.A. de C.V.

Yoshio Mabuchi

General Manager of RV Company

General Manager of RV Company, President and Representative Director of Yamaha Motor Powered Products Co., Ltd. (Japan) and President and Representative Director of SOQI H·S Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Yoshihiro Ono

Senior Manager of Quality Assurance Division, RV Company

General Manager of Quality Assurance Division, RV Company

6. Personnel changes in group companies (effective January 1, 2008)

(Name)

(New position)

(Current position)

Tsutomu Mabuchi

Managing Director of Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd.

President and Representative Director of Yamaha Motor Electronics Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Hatsuo Onozawa

President of Yamaha Motor de Mexico S.A. de C.V.

Senior Manager of Sales Operations, Motorcycle Headquarters

Wataru Fuchigami

President of Yamaha Motor R&D Taiwan Co., Ltd.

Director of PT. Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing

Tatsuya Watanabe

President and Representative Director of SOQI H·S Co., Ltd. (Japan)

Group Vice President of Yamaha Motor Europe N.V. (the Netherlands)

* Abbreviations:

RV: Recreational Vehicle

ME: Marine Engine

SyS: System Supplier

* Major business lines of the group companies referenced above:

Yamaha Motor Engineering Co., Ltd.:

Development, design and other operations concerning machinery, equipment and their related and peripheral products in Japan

Yamaha Motor Powered Products Co., Ltd.:

Manufacture of power products (including all-terrain vehicles and golf cars), motorcycle frames and other products in Japan

SOQI H·S Co., Ltd.:

Development and manufacture of hydraulic equipment including suspensions and other products for motorcycles and automobiles

Yamaha Motor Europe N.V.:

Import and sales of Yamaha products in the Netherlands, and marketing of Yamaha products in Europe

Yamaha Motor India Pvt. Ltd.:

Manufacture of motorcycles in India

Yamaha Motor India Sales Pvt. Ltd.:

Sales of motorcycles in India

Yamaha Motor Electronics Co., Ltd.:

Manufacture of motorcycle electric parts in Japan

Yamaha Motor R&D Taiwan Co., Ltd.:

Development of motorcycles in Taiwan

Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America:

Manufacture of all-terrain vehicles, golf cars and other products in United States

Yamaha Motor de Mexico S.A. de C.V.:

Import and sales of Yamaha products, and other businesses in Mexico

PT. Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing:

Manufacture and sales of motorcycles in Indonesia

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