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Announcement of Personnel Changes in the Office of Directors and Executive Officers

December 26, 2011

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announces the following personnel changes affecting Directors and Executive Officers approved at the Board of Directors meeting, December 26, 2011. These changes will be effective following official approval at the Board of Directors Meeting to be held immediately after the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled for the end of March, 2012.

Changes Affecting Directors

 

1.

New Director candidates

Yoshiaki Hashimoto

Director (current Senior Executive Officer, Senior General Manager of Human Resources & General Affairs Section and Chief General Manager of Business Development Managing Unit)

 

2.

Resignations of Directors

Toyoo Ohtsubo

Current Managing Executive Officer and Director, Chief General Manager of Technology Center

Yoshiteru Takahashi

Current Managing Executive Officer and Director, Chief General Manager of Motorcycle Business Operations and Chief General Manager of Overseas Market Development Operation Business Unit

Changes Affecting Executive Officers

 

3.

Change in position of Executive Officers

Hajime Yamaji

Senior Executive Officer (current Executive Officer, President of Yamaha Motor Europe N.V.)

Ryouichi Sumioka

Senior Executive Officer (current Executive Officer, Executive General Manager of 1st Business Unit, Motorcycle Business Operations)

Toshizumi Kato

Senior Executive Officer (current Executive Officer, President of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.)

Yoichiro Kojima

Senior Executive Officer (current Executive Officer, Executive General Manager of Marine Engine Business Unit, Marine Business Operations)

 

4.

New Executive Officer candidates

Masaru Ono

Executive Officer (current Executive General Manager of Parts Business Unit and General Manager of Business Planning Division, Parts Business Unit)

Katsuhito Yamaji

Executive Officer (current Senior General Manager of Engine Manufacturing Section, Manufacturing Center)

Toshinori Kuromoto

Executive Officer (current Senior General Manager of Product Planning Section, Motorcycle Business Operations, General Manager of Product Planning Division, Product Planning Section, Motorcycle Business Operations and General Manager of Corporate Design Division, Technology Center)

 

5.

Resignations of Executive Officers

Toyoo Ohtsubo

Current Managing Executive Officer and Director, Chief General Manager of Technology Center

Yoshiteru Takahashi

Current Managing Executive Officer and Director, Chief General Manager of Motorcycle Business Operations and Chief General Manager of Overseas Market Development Operation Business Unit

Nobuaki Shiraishi

Current Executive Officer, Executive General Manager of Recreational Vehicles Business Unit, Motorcycle Business Operations

Tadakazu Ishibashi

Current Executive Officer, Executive General Manager of Product Assurance & Safety Promotion Center, General Manager of Safety Promotion & Traffic System Division, Product Assurance & Safety Promotion Center and Executive General Manager of Business Development Managing Unit

Main businesses of the group companies referenced above:

Yamaha Motor Europe N.V.: Import and sales of Yamaha Motor products in the Netherlands, marketing of Yamaha Motor products in Europe, product development, finance and other businesses

Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.: Import and sales of Yamaha Motor products in the U.S.

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