Announcement on changes in representative directors

March 20, 2018

Kobe Steel, Ltd.

Kobe Steel, Ltd. announces that at its Board of Directors meeting held today, it has decided on the following changes in representative directors.

1. Reason for the changes

Changes in representation rights associated with executive appointments

2. Planned date of changes and details of the changes

(1) As of April 1, 2018

Name New Position Current Position
(March 20, 2018)
Naoto Umehara Director Executive Vice President and Representative Director
Fusaki Koshiishi Executive Vice President and Representative Director Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer

(2) After the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders in late June

Name New Position Current Position
Takao Ohama Executive Vice President and Representative Director Senior Managing Executive Officer *
Koichiro Shibata Executive Vice President and Representative Director Senior Managing Executive Officer *

* To assume the position of Executive Vice President on April 1, 2018

3. Profile of new representative directors

Name Date of birth Brief biography No. of shares owned
Fusaki Koshiishi August 29, 1959 April 1984
April 2012
April 2014
June 2015
April 2016
Entered Kobe Steel
Officer
Senior Officer
Managing Director
Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer (current)
10,800
Takao Ohama October 14, 1955 April 1981
April 2010
April 2012
April 2014
Entered Kobe Steel
Officer
Senior Officer
Senior Managing Executive Officer (current)
15,800
Koichiro Shibata December 6, 1958 April 1984
April 2012
April 2014
April 2016
Entered Kobe Steel
Officer
Senior Officer
Senior Managing Executive Officer (current)
10,100

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