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OMRON Announces Spin-off of Social Systems Business (Simple Absorption-type Split)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 17, 2011

Company Name: OMRON Corporation
Representative: Hisao Sakuta,
President & CEO
Stock ticker No.: 6645
Stock Exchanges: Tokyo and Osaka
(First Sections)
Contact: Arlo Cook
Corporate Communications Department
Telephone: +81-3-3436-7202

Tokyo, Japan - Following a resolution at a Board of Directors meeting held today, OMRON Corporation (TSE: 6645; ADR: OMRNY) announced several Representative Director changes. A formal decision regarding the changes (outlined below), will be made following approval at an Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders in June of this year and a subsequent Board of Directors meeting.

  1. Reason for the Changes
    Omron's new 10-year long-term strategy will come into effect in April 2011.
    It was decided that a new management regime would be necessary to ensure rapid implementation of this new strategy.

  2. Names and Positions of New and Retiring Representative Directors
    (1) Representative Director Changes
    Name Current Position New Position
    Hisao Sakuta President & CEO Chairman of the Board of Directors
    Yoshihito Yamada Managing Officer President & CEO
    (2) Retiring Representative Director
    Name Current Position New Position
    Yoshio Tateisi Chairman of the Board of Directors Honorary Chairman
  3. Proposed Date of Appointment
    The day of the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders (to be held in June 2011)

  4. Brief Biographical Profile of New Representative Director

    Name: Yoshihito Yamada
    Date of Birth: 30.Nov.61
    Birth Place: Osaka Prefecture
    Career: President & CEO of Omron Corporation (planned) June 2011
    Managing Officer of Omron Corporation from June 2010
    Senior General Manager of Omron Corporation's Corporate Planning H.Q. from March 2010
    Executive Officer of Omron Corporation from June 2008
    President & CEO of Omron Healthcare Co. Ltd (Japan) from June 2008
    Executive Officer of Omron Healthcare Co. Ltd (Japan) from April 2006
    President of Omron Healthcare Europe B.V. from April 2003
    Vice-President of Omron Healthcare Inc. (USA) from October 2001
    Omron Tateisi Electronics Co. (now Omron Corporation) from April 1984
    Education: Doshisha University, graduated from Faculty of Economics, March 1984
    Interests: Music, reading, golf
    Motto: "Be just and fear not"
    No. of Omron Shares Held: 2,800
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