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OMRON Announces Executive Personnel Changes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEMarch 23, 2009

Company Name: OMRON Corporation
Representative: President & CEO
Hisao Sakuta
Stock ticker number: 6645
Stock exchanges: Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya
(First Sections)
Contact: Taeko Ogose, General Manager
Corporate Communications Department
Phone: +81-75-344-7175

Tokyo, Japan - The Board of Directors of OMRON Corporation (TOKYO: 6645; ADR: OMRNY) today announced its recommendations for changes in executive personnel, to be proposed to the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders planned for June 23 2009.

  1. Directors (as of June 23, 2009)
    1. Candidates for reappointment
      Position Name
      Chairman of the Board of Directors Yoshio Tateisi
      Director and Executive Vice Chairman Fumio Tateisi
      President and CEO Hisao Sakuta
      Director and Executive Vice President Keiichiro Akahoshi
      Director and Executive Vice President Yutaka Takigawa
      Director (External) Kazuhiko Toyama
      Director (External) Masamitsu Sakurai

      Directors will be elected at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders and officially appointed at a meeting of the Board of Directors held the same day.

      Kazuhiko Toyama is CEO of Industrial Growth Platform, Inc. Masamitsu Sakurai is Chairman of the Board of Ricoh Company, Ltd. and Chairman of the Japan Association of Corporate Executives (Keizai doyukai).

  2. Corporate Auditors (as of June 23, 2009)
    1. New candidate
      Position Name
      Corporate Auditor Soichi Yukawa

      Soichi Yukawa previously served as company president of the Electronic Components Company.

    2. Scheduled for retirement
      Position Name
      Corporate Auditor Tsutomu Ozako
    3. Candidates for reappointment
      Position Name
      Corporate Auditor (External) Hidero Chimori

      Hidero Chimori is a partner at Miyake & Partners. Corporate auditors Satoshi Ando and Eisuke Nagatomo will continue to serve in their current positions.

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