Announcement on change in representative director

March 6, 2017

Kobe Steel, Ltd.

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

1. Reason for the change

Change in representation rights associated with an executive appointment

2. Details of the change

Name Current position New position
Mitsugu Yamaguchi Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer Executive Vice President and Representative Director

3. Scheduled date of change

April 1, 2017

4. Biography of new representative director

Date of birth Biography No. of shares owned
January 8, 1958 April 1981
April 2011
April 2013
April 2015
June 2016
Entered Kobe Steel
Appointed Executive Officer*
Appointed Managing Executive Officer*
Appointed Senior Managing Executive Officer*
Appointed Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer

*Reflects titles currently used

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