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OMRON Announces Representative Director Changes

February 29, 2012

Company name: OMRON Corporation
Representative: President & CEO
Yoshihito Yamada
Stock ticker number: 6645
Stock exchanges: Tokyo and Osaka
(First Sections)
Contact: Shoichi Kunimune,
General Manager,
Corporate Communications Department
Phone: +81-75-344-7175

Kyoto, Japan - OMRON Corporation (TSE: 6645; ADR: OMRNY) announces the following representative director changes, following a resolution made at a Board of Directors meeting held on February 21, 2012. 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
    Enhancement of corporate governance.

  2. Names and positions of new and retiring representative directors
    (1) Newly appointed representative director
    Name: Yoshinobu Morishita
    New Position: Representative Director and Executive Vice President
    (2) Retiring representative director
    Name: Hisao Sakuta
    Position: Chairman of the Board of Directors
    (Hisao Sakuta is expected to re-assume the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors but without representative rights)
  3. Brief biographical profile of new representative director

    Name: Yoshinobu Morishita
    Date of Birth: September 22, 1949
    Career: April 1972, Joined the Company
    June 2003, Appointed Executive Officer and General Manager of Sensing Device Department, Industrial Automation Business Company
    June 2006, Appointed Managing Officer
    March 2008, Appointed President of Industrial Automation Business Company
    June 2008, Appointed Senior Managing Officer
    June 2011, Appointed Director and Executive Vice President
    Number of Shares Held: 11,300

  4. Proposed Date of Appointment
    June 21, 2012

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