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Announcement of Organizational and Personnel Changes

July 13, 2011

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announces the following organizational and personnel changes, effective July 15, 2011.

Organizational changes

Technology Center

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A new "Fundamental Technology Research Division" has been established within the Research & Development Section. The Fundamental Technology Group and CAE Application Group of the Technology Infrastructure Section's Computer Aided Engineering Division have been shifted to it. The aim of these changes is to further strengthen fundamental technology development and the capacity to develop new businesses with greater speed.

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A new Mold Technology Division has been established within the Manufacturing Technology Section to promote advances in mold/die forming technology globally within the Yamaha Motor group to further raise product competitiveness.

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The Technology Infrastructure Section's Engineering IT Group and the Information Engineering Division's CAD/PDM Group have been consolidated as the new Computer Aided Engineering Division in order to strengthen the capacity to develop new computer-aided product development processes. In conjunction with this, the Information Engineering Division has been eliminated.

Personnel changes
1. Change in duties of Executive Officer
(Name) (New position) (Current position)

Hiroshi Yoshii Executive Officer, Senior General Manager of Manufacturing Technology Section, Technology Center and General Manager of Mold Technology Division, Manufacturing Technology Section, Technology Center Executive Officer, Senior General Manager of Manufacturing Technology Section, Technology Center
2. Change in duties of General Managers
(Name) (New position) (Current position)

Kensaku Isobe General Manager of Fundamental Technology Research Division, Research & Development Section, Technology Center General Manager of Computer Aided Engineering Division, Technology Infrastructure Section, Technology Center
Takashi Otaki Senior General Manager of Technology Infrastructure Section, Technology Center and General Manager of Computer Aided Engineering Division, Technology Infrastructure Section, Technology Center Senior General Manager of Technology Infrastructure Section, Technology Center and General Manager of Information Engineering Division, Technology Infrastructure Section, Technology Center
Noboru Nakai General Manager of Global Procurement Quality Control Division, Procurement Section, Procurement Center Senior Manager of Electronics System Development Division, Engineering Section, Motorcycle Business Operations
Tetsuya Utsuhashi General Manager of Business Planning Division, 1st Business Unit, Motorcycle Business Operations Senior Manager of Business Planning Division, 1st Business Unit, Motorcycle Business Operations
Eiji Kato General Manager of Engineering Division, Recreational Vehicle Business Unit, Motorcycle Business Operations Senior Manager of Engineering Division, Recreational Vehicle Business Unit, Motorcycle Business Operations
Yoshiyuki Mizuno General Manager of Electronics System Development Division, Engineering Section, Motorcycle Business Operations Senior Manager of Electronics System Development Division, Engineering Section, Motorcycle Business Operations
Masato Suzuki General Manager of Advanced Development Division, Engineering Section, Motorcycle Business Operations President of Yamaha Motor R&D Shanghai Co., Ltd.
Nobuyuki Yamamoto General Manager of Quality Innovation Division, Quality Assurance Section, Motorcycle Business Operations Senior Manager of Product Engine Testing Division, Engineering Section, Motorcycle Business Operations
Hiroyuki Uda General Manager of Domestic Sales & Marketing Division, Parts Business Unit Y's Gear Co., Ltd.
3. Personnel changes in group companies
(Name) (New position) (Current position)

Yoshihiro Hase President and Representative Director of Nishi Nippon Skytech Co., Ltd. Manager of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Business Development Section, Business Development Operations
Masato Takeyama President of PT. Yamaha Motor Parts Manufacturing Indonesia and President of PT. Toyo Besq Precision Parts Indonesia President of PT. Toyo Besq Precision Parts Indonesia
Takashi Tominaga President of Yamaha Motor R&D Shanghai Co., Ltd. General Manager of Electronic System Development Division, Engineering Section, Motorcycle Business Operations
  Abbreviation;
  CAE: Computer Aided Engineering
  CAD: Computer Aided Design
  PDM: Product Data Management
 
  Main businesses of the group companies referenced above;
  Y's Gear Co., Ltd.: Development, manufacture, procurement and sales of genuine parts, after-sale parts and accessories for
  Yamaha motorcycles and marine-related genuine parts, fittings, equipment and accessories in Japan
  Yamaha Motor R&D Shanghai Co., Ltd.: Research and development of Yamaha products in China
  PT. Yamaha Motor Parts Manufacturing Indonesia: Manufacture and sales of motorcycle parts in Indonesia
  PT. Toyo Besq Precision Parts Indonesia: Manufacture of motorcycle parts in Indonesia
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