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Announcement of Personnel Changes in the Office of Directors

January 31, 2013

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announces the following personnel changes affecting Directors approved at the Board of Directors meeting, January 31, 2013. These changes will be effective following official approval at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled for the end of March, 2013.

New Director candidate
Tamotsu Adachi (Outside)


Birth date: October 12, 1953
Birthplace: Kanagawa
Present address: Tokyo
March, 1977 : Graduated from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo
April, 1977 : Joined Mitsubishi Corporation
June, 1983 : Graduated from MIT Sloan School
January, 1988 : Joined McKinsey & Company, Inc. Japan
June, 1995 : Partner at McKinsey & Company, Inc. Japan
March, 1997 : Managing Director of Business Development Department, GE Capital Japan
March, 1999 : President and CEO of Japan Lease Auto Co.
December, 2000 : President and CEO of GE Fleet Services Co.
May, 2003 : Managing Director and Japan Representative of Carlyle Japan, LLC
(to present)
June, 2003 : Director of Benesse Corporation (Resigned June, 2008)
June, 2009 : Director of Benesse Corporation (Current: Benesse Holdings, Inc.)
(to present)
March, 2013 : Scheduled to assume the position of Director of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
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