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Announcement of Organizational Reforms and Personnel Changes - Assistant to the Acting President Appointed -

December 22, 2009

At today's Board of Directors Meeting, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (the "Company") resolved to appoint an Assistant to the Acting President and to implement the following organizational reforms and personnel changes, effective January 1, 2010. The restructuring is designed to accelerate the Company's structural reform to full speed.

■Assistant to the Acting President

The Company has appointed Senior Executive Officer Hiroyuki Yanagi as Assistant to the Acting President, effective January 1, 2010. He will serve for the period to March 25.

■Organizational reforms (effective January 1, 2010)

Global Corporate Administrative Center Dissolved

In order to improve the speed and quality of management decision-making, the Global Corporate Administrative Center will be dissolved, and replaced by three new units under the direct control of the President: the General Affairs Section, Finance & Accounting Section, and Corporate Planning Section. In addition, the units presently under the immediate supervision of the Corporate Planning Division and Global Corporate Administrative Center will be consolidated into these new Sections, as determined appropriate.

Security Trade Control Center Dissolved

In order to synergistically strengthen and streamline trade control in line with the ongoing development of the corporate trade management system, the Security Trade Control Center will be dissolved, and consolidated into the new Logistics and Security Trade Division of the Finance & Accounting Section.

Product Assurance Center

A new Technical Publication Division will be formed to help enhance the quality of service / parts information and the management system as a whole, thereby improving product safety and reliability.

Technology Center

Seeking to strengthen the technical foundation of all engineering functions and technical infrastructure across all sectors, a Technology Infrastructure Section will be established, incorporating corporate engineering functions transferred from Motorcycle Business Operations.

Manufacturing Center

To improve manufacturing efficiency across all business sectors, the Hamamatsu Marine Factory - presently part of the Marine Business Operations' Manufacturing Section, Marine Engine Business Unit - will be transferred to the Manufacturing Center's Engine Manufacturing Section. The name of the factory will be changed to Hamamatsu South Factory.

Procurement Center

Cost Innovation Section established

In the drive to reduce manufacturing costs by consolidating development, procurement and manufacturing, a Cost Innovation Section will be established. Three sectors will be transferred and integrated into the new organization: the Manufacturing Innovation Engineering Division from the Manufacturing Center’s Manufacturing Planning Section; the CE Development Division from the Procurement Center; and the Cost Innovation Division from the Motorcycle Business Operations’ Engineering Section.

ME Procurement Division Dissolved

The ME Procurement Division will be dissolved, its functions integrated into the CE Development Division and Global Procurement Division. The move is designed to strengthen marine engine procurement and improve operational efficiency.

Motorcycle Business Operations

In order to further strengthen the competitiveness of the motorcycle, commuter vehicle and recreational vehicle businesses and to clarify their respective responsibilities, the Motorcycle Business Section and Commuter Vehicle Business Section will be integrated into a new Sales Section.

Engineering Section

The Component Development Division will change its name to Electronics System Development Division.

The Product Testing Division will be divided into the Product Engine Testing Division and Product Vehicle Testing Division.

The Technology Development Division will change its name to Advanced Development Division.

A new Motor Sports Development Division will be established.

Smart Power Business Development Managing Unit Established

In order to help realize the Company's "Smart Power" engineering concept - creating breakthrough power sources with minimal environmental impact and maximal joy derived from new technologies - a new Smart Power Business Development Managing Unit will be established. Concurrently, the PAS Business Development Section of the Business Development Managing Unit and the Electric Vehicle Business Development Section will be placed under the new unit.

■Changes in duties of Directors and Executive Officers, and other personnel changes
(effective January 1, 2010)

1, Changes in duties of Directors
(Name)
(New position)
(Current position)
Toyoo Ohtsubo Managing Executive Officer
and Director, Chief General
Manager of Technology Center,
and Chief General Manager
of IM Business Unit
Managing Executive Officer
and Director, Chief General
Manager of Motorcycle
Business Operations,
Chief General Manager
of Technology Center,
Chief General Manager
of Manufacturing Center,
Chief General Manager
of Procurement Center,
and Chief General Manager
in charge of power products business
     
Tetsuo Uchiyama Senior Executive Officer
and Director
Senior Executive Officer
and Director, Chief General
Manager of Global Corporate
Administrative Center,
Chief General Manager of IM
Business Unit, Chief General
Manager of Overseas Market
Development Operation Business
Unit, and Chief General
Manager of Parts Business Unit
     
Toru Watabiki Senior Executive Officer
and Director
Senior Executive Officer
and Director, Chief General
Manager of Security
Trade Control Center
     
Masahito Suzuki Senior Executive Officer
and Director, Chief General
Manager of Product
Assurance Center, Chief General
Manager of Business Development
Managing Unit, and Chief
General Manager of Smart Power
Business Development Managing Unit
Senior Executive Officer
and Director, Chief General
Manager of Product
Assurance Center, and Chief General
Manager of Business
Development Managing Unit
     
2. Changes in duties of Executive Officers
(Name) (New position) (Current position)
Hiroyuki Yanagi Senior Executive Officer Senior Executive Officer, Senior
General Manager of Motorcycle
Business Section, Motorcycle
Business Operations
     
Masao Furusawa Executive Officer, Senior General
Manager of Technology
Infrastructure Section, Technology
Center and General Manager
in charge of MS development for
Engineering Section, Motorcycle
Business Operations
Executive Officer, Senior General
Manager of Engineering Section,
Motorcycle Business Operations
     
Nobuaki Shiraishi Executive Officer, Executive General
Manager of Recreational Vehicles
Business Control, Motorcycle
Business Operations
Executive Officer, General
Manager in charge of recreational
vehicles for Motorcycle Business
Section, Motorcycle Business
Operations
     
Yoshiteru Takahashi Executive Officer, Chief General
Manager of Motorcycle Business
Operations, Executive General
Manager of Motorcycle Business
Control, Motorcycle Business
Operations, Chief General Manager
of Overseas Market Development
Operation Business Unit, President
of PT. Yamaha Indonesia Motor
Manufacturing, and President of PT.
Yamaha Motor Manufacturing West
Java
Executive Officer, President of PT.
Yamaha Indonesia Motor
Manufacturing and President of PT.
Yamaha Motor Manufacturing West
Java
     
Hiroyuki Suzuki Executive Officer, Chief General
Manager of Manufacturing Center
and Chief General Manager in
charge of power products business
Executive Officer, Executive
General Manager of Manufacturing
Center
     
Hajime Yamaji Executive Officer, President of
Yamaha Motor Europe N.V.
Executive Officer, General
Manager in charge of sales for
Motorcycle Business Section,
Motorcycle Business Operations
     
Toshizumi Kato Executive Officer, Senior General
Manager of Sales Section,
Motorcycle Business Operations
Executive Officer, Executive
General Manager of IM Business
Unit and General Manager of
Quality Assurance Division, IM
Business Unit
     
Takahiko Goan Executive Officer,
Executive General Manager of Overseas
Market Development Operation
Business Unit
Executive Officer, Executive
General Manager of Overseas
Market Development Operation
Business Unit and General Manager
of Market Development Division 2,
Overseas Market Development
Operation Business Unit
     
Yoshiaki Hashimoto Executive Officer, Senior
General Manager of General Affairs Section
and General Manager of Human
Resources Development Division,
General Affairs Section
Executive Officer, Senior General
Manager of General Affairs
Control, Global Corporate
Administrative Center and General
Manager of Human Resources
Development Division, Global
Corporate Administrative Center
     
Kunihiko Miwa Executive Officer, Senior General
Manager of Engineering Section,
Motorcycle Business Operations
and Executive General Manager of
Commuter Vehicle Business
Control, Motorcycle Business
Operations
Executive Officer, Senior General
Manager of Commuter Vehicle
Business Section, Motorcycle
Business Operations, General
Manager in charge of model
development for Engineering
Section, Motorcycle Business
Operations, General Manager of
2nd Body Development Division,
Engineering Section, Motorcycle
Business Operations, and General
Manager of Cost Innovation
Division, Engineering Section,
Motorcycle Business Operations
     
Masahiro Takizawa Executive Officer, Senior General
Manager of Corporate Planning
Section, General Manager of
Corporate Planning Division,
Corporate Planning Section and
Chief General Manager of Parts
Business Unit
Executive Officer,
General Manager of Corporate Planning
Division
     
3. Resignation of Executive Officer
Kazuya Kinpara Current Executive Officer, Senior General Manager of Planning Section,
Motorcycle Business Operations and General Manager of Business
Planning Division, Planning Section, Motorcycle Business Operations
     
4. Changes in duties of Executive General Managers, Senior General Managers
(Name) (New position) (Current position)
Hiroaki Fujita Executive General Manager of IM
Business Unit, General Manager of
SMT Engineering Division, IM
Business Unit and General Manager
of Quality Assurance Division, IM
Business Unit
General Manager of SMT
Engineering Division, IM Business
Unit
     
Masanori Kobayashi Executive General Manager of
Smart Power Business
Development Managing Unit and
Senior General Manager of PAS
Business Development Section,
Smart Power Business
Development Managing Unit
Senior General Manager of PAS
Business Development Section,
Business Development Managing
Unit
     
Kozo Shinozaki Senior General Manager of Finance
& Accounting Section and General
Manager of Finance & Accounting
Division, Finance & Accounting
Section
Senior General Manager of Finance
& Accounting Control, Global
Corporate Administrative Center
and General Manager of Finance &
Accounting Division, Global
Corporate Administrative Center
     
Makoto Shimamoto Senior General Manager of Cost
Innovation Section, Procurement
Center
General Manager of Engine
Development Division, Engineering
Section, Motorcycle Business
Operations
     
Ryoichi Sumioka Senior General Manager of
Business Strategy Section,
Motorcycle Business Operations
Managing Director of Yamaha
Motor Asia Pte. Ltd.
     
Kazuki Takahashi Senior General Manager of Electric
Vehicle Business Development
Section, Smart Power Business
Development Managing Unit and
General Manager of Electric
Vehicle Division
General Manager of Electric
Vehicle Division, Engineering
Section, Motorcycle Business
Operations
     
5. Changes in duties of General Managers
(Name) (New position) (Current position)
Shingo Sugimoto General Manager of Logistics and
Security Trade Division, Finance &
Accounting Section
Senior Manager of Logistics
Division, Global Corporate
Administrative Center
     
Morio Saito General Manager of Technical
Publication Division, Product
Assurance Center
Senior Manager of Product
Assurance Center
     
Makoto Katsui General Manager of Materials
Division, Manufacturing
Technology Section, Technology
Center
General Manager of MC Assembly
Factory, Body Manufacturing
Section, Manufacturing Center
     
Tomohiro Sakurai General Manager of Prototype
Technology Division, Technology
Infrastructure Section, Technology
Center
General Manager of Prototype
Technology Division, Engineering
Section, Motorcycle Business
Operations
     
Takashi Ohtaki General Manager of Engineering IT
Division, Technology Infrastructure
Section, Technology Center
General Manager of CAE Testing
Division, Engineering Section,
Motorcycle Business Operations
     
Takashi Terabayashi General Manager of 4th SyS
Division, Body Manufacturing
Section, Manufacturing Center
Yamaha Motor Manufacturing
Corporation of America
     
Satohiko Matsuyama General Manager of MC Assembly
Factory, Body Manufacturing
Section, Manufacturing Center
Manager of 3rd SyS Division,
Engine Manufacturing Section,
Manufacturing Center
     
Seijiro Teramae General Manager of Automotive
Manufacturing Division, Engine
Manufacturing Section,
Manufacturing Center
Manager of Automotive
Manufacturing Division, Engine
Manufacturing Section,
Manufacturing Center
     
Yoshihiko Ohtsu General Manager of Hamamatsu
South Factory, Engine
Manufacturing Section,
Manufacturing Center
General Manager of Hamamatsu
Marine Factory, Manufacturing
Section, Marine Engine Business
Unit, Marine Business Operations
     
Hiromichi Yokoyama General Manager of CE
Development Division, Cost
Innovation Section, Procurement
Center
General Manager of CE
Development Division,
Procurement Center
     
Hiromi Yamamoto General Manager of Cost
Innovation Division, Cost
Innovation Section, Procurement
Center
Manager of 1st Body Development
Division, Engineering Section,
Motorcycle Business Operations
     
Futoshi Ikegaya General Manager of Manufacturing
Innovation Engineering Division,
Cost Innovation Section,
Procurement Center
General Manager of Manufacturing
Innovation Engineering Division,
Manufacturing Planning Section,
Manufacturing Center
     
Satoshi Yoshihara General Manager of Business
Planning Division, Business
Strategy Section, Motorcycle
Business Operations
Senior Manager of Business
Planning Division, Planning
Section, Motorcycle Business
Operations
     
Hiroyuki Seto General Manager of Commuter
Vehicle Sales Division, Sales
Section, Motorcycle Business
Operations
General Manager of China Sales
Division, Commuter Vehicle
Business Section, Motorcycle
Business Operations
     
Yutaka Kubo General Manager of 2nd Body
Development Division, Engineering
Section, Motorcycle Business
Operations
Senior Manager of Cost Innovation
Division, Engineering Section,
Motorcycle Business Operations
     
Kenichi Nonogawa General Manager of Engine
Development Division, Engineering
Section, Motorcycle Business
Operations
General Manager of Quality
Innovation Division, Quality
Assurance Section, Motorcycle
Business Operations
     
Takashi Tominaga General Manager of Electronic
System Development Division,
Engineering Section, Motorcycle
Business Operations
General Manager of Component
Development Division, Engineering
Section, Motorcycle Business
Operations
     
Toru Izumi General Manager of Product Engine
Testing Division, Engineering
Section, Motorcycle Business
Operations
Manager of Product Testing
Division, Engineering Section,
Motorcycle Business Operations
     
Yoshikazu Koike General Manager of Product
Vehicle Testing Division,
Engineering Section, Motorcycle
Business Operations
Manager of Product Testing
Division, Engineering Section,
Motorcycle Business
Operations
     
Yuichi Suzuki General Manager of Advanced
Development Division, Engineering
Section, Motorcycle Business
Operations
Manager of Technology
Development Division, Engineering
Section, Motorcycle Business
Operations
     
Yoshiaki Hayasaki General Manager of Motor Sports
Development Division, Engineering
Section, Motorcycle Business
Operations
General Manager of Technology
Development Division, Engineering
Section, Motorcycle Business
Operations
     
Shinya Shimada General Manager of RV
Engineering Division, Engineering
Section, Motorcycle Business
Operations
General Manager of RV
Engineering Division, Motorcycle
Business Section, Motorcycle
Business Operations
     
Hitoshi Inagaki General Manager of Quality
Assurance Division, Quality
Assurance Section, Motorcycle
Business Operations
Manager of Quality Assurance
Division, Quality Assurance
Section, Motorcycle
Business Operations
     
Etsuo Matsuki General Manager of Quality
Innovation Division, Quality
Assurance Section, Motorcycle
Business Operations
General Manager of Product
Testing Division, Engineering
Section, Motorcycle Business
Operations
     
Masayuki Iida General Manager of Overseas
Marketing Division, Marine Engine
Business Unit, Marine Business
Operations
Senior Manager of Overseas
Marketing Division, Marine Engine
Business Unit, Marine Business
Operations
     
Masami Kamiya General Manager of Production
Promote Division, Manufacturing
Section, Marine Engine Business
Unit, Marine Business Operations
General Manager of Fukuroi South
Factory, Manufacturing Section,
Marine Engine Business Unit,
Marine Business Operations
     
Yasuyuki Matsushita General Manager of Fukuroi South
Factory, Manufacturing Section,
Marine Engine Business Unit,
Marine Business Operations
General Manager of Production
Engineering Division,
Manufacturing Section, Marine
Engine Business Unit, Marine
Business Operations
     
Toru Kato General Manager of Planning
Division, Water Vehicle Business
Unit, Marine Business Operations
Manager of Market Development
Division 3, Overseas Market
Development Operation Business
Unit
     
Yasuaki Ohsawa General Manager of Business
Planning & Control Division,
Automotive Business Unit
Manager of Business Planning &
Control Division, Automotive
Business Unit
     
Heiji Maruyama General Manager of Engineering
Division 1, Automotive Business
Unit
Manager of Engineering Division 1,
Automotive Business Unit
     
Masayuki Nomura General Manager of Market Development
Division 2, Overseas Market
Development Operation Business Unit
Manager of Market Development
Division 2, Overseas Market
Development Operation Business
Unit
     
Yoshio Wakuta General Manager of Administration
& Planning Division, Overseas
Market Development Operation Business Unit
General Manager of Commuter
Vehicle Sales Division, Commuter
Vehicle Business Section,
Motorcycle Business Operations
     
Toru Ohsugi General Manager of Overseas
Marketing Division, Parts Business
Unit
President of Yamaha Motor Canada
Limited
     
Hiroshi Tabuchi General Manager of Sales Division,
Pool Business Development
Section, Business Development
Managing Unit
Senior Manager of Sales Division,
Pool Business Development
Section, Business Development
Managing Unit
     
6. Personnel changes in group companies
(Name) (New position) (Current position)
Shinji Terashita President of Yamaha Motor
Engineering Co., Ltd. and in charge
of development assistance,
Technology Center of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Executive General Manager of
Technology Center and President of
Yamaha Motor Engineering Co.,
Ltd.
     
Kazunori Uekawa President of Sugo Co., Ltd. Manager of Commuter Vehicle
Sales Division, Commuter Vehicle
Business Section, Motorcycle
Business Operations
     
Yoshiki Tanaka President of Yamaha Motor
Management Service Co., Ltd.
General Manager of Logistics
Division, Global Corporate
Administrative Center
     
Hirotoshi Fujita President of Yamaha Motor Canada
Limited
Manager of Corporate Planning
Division
     
Akinori Hakamata President of Yamaha Motor
Research & Development Europe
s.r.l.
General Manager of 4th SyS
Division, Body Manufacturing
Section, Manufacturing Center
     
Hiroto Fujii President of Yamaha Motor Sanayi
ve Ticaret Limited Sirket
General Manager of Administration
& Planning Division, Overseas
Market Development Operation
Business Unit
     
Masato Takeyama President of PT. Toyo Besq
Precision Parts Indonesia
General Manager of Automotive
Manufacturing Division, Engine
Manufacturing Section,
Manufacturing Center
     
Kenji Fujimoto Managing Director of Yamaha
Motor Asia Pte. Ltd. and Managing
Director of Yamaha Motor India
Pvt. Ltd.
President of Yamaha Motor
Management Service Co., Ltd. and
Managing Director of Yamaha
Motor India Pvt. Ltd.
     

Abbreviations:

 

CE: Concurrent Engineering

PAS: Power Assist System

IM: Intelligent Machinery

SMT: Surface Mounter

MC: Motorcycle

IT: Information Technology

CAE: Computer-Aided Engineering

SyS: System Supplier

RV: Recreational Vehicle

Major business lines of the group companies referenced above:

 

PT. Yamaha Indonesia Motor Manufacturing:

   

Manufacture and sale of motorcycles in Indonesia

 

PT. Yamaha Motor Manufacturing West Java:

   

Manufacture and sale of motorcycles in Indonesia

 

Yamaha Motor Europe N.V.:

   

Import and sale of Yamaha Motor products in the Netherlands, marketing of Yamaha Motor products in Europe, product development, finance and other businesses

 

Yamaha Motor Asia Pte. Ltd.:

   

Manufacture, intermediary services, sales, agent services, trading firm operations, financial assistance services and other operations related mainly to motorcycles in Singapore

 

Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America:

   

Manufacture and development of golf cars, personal watercraft, all-terrain vehicles, side-by-side vehicle and other products in the U.S.

 

Yamaha Motor Canada Limited:

   

Import and sale of Yamaha Motor products in Canada

 

Yamaha Motor Engineering Co., Ltd.:

   

Development, design, manufacture, sales, product manual production, translation/interpretation, market survey and other operations involving transportation equipment, general industrial equipment and their related and peripheral products

 

Sugo Co., Ltd.:

   

Management and operation of Sportland Sugo on consignment

 

Yamaha Motor Management Service Co., Ltd.:

   

Accounting and personnel management on a contract basis

 

Yamaha Motor Research & Development Europe s.r.l.:

   

Research and development in Italy

 

Yamaha Motor Sanayi ve Ticaret Limited Sirket:

   

Import and sale of motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles, golf cars, their parts, accessories and other products in Turkey.

 

PT. Toyo Besq Precision Parts Indonesia:

   

Manufacture of motorcycle parts in Indonesia

 

Yamaha Motor India Pvt. Ltd.:

   

Manufacture, sale and export of motorcycles in India

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