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Senior Management Changes

Jan 29 , 2016

Tokyo (January 29, 2016) - Bridgestone Corporation today announced that its Board of Directors has approved the following changes in Corporate Officers.

1. Changing Positions and Responsibilities of Corporate Officers
(Effective End of February, 2016)

Name New Former
Koji
KAJIWARA
Vice President and Officer 
Seconded to Bridgestone (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
Chairman and President of Bridgestone (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
Vice President and Officer 
Seconded to Bridgestone (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
Chairman of Bridgestone (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
Shinichi
HANASHI
Vice President and Officer
International Tire Administration and Business Operations
Vice President and Officer
International Tire Administration and Business Operations;
Concurrently Director, International Tire Administration Division

2. Changing Positions and Responsibilities of Corporate Officers
(Effective March 1, 2016)

Name New Former
Narumi
ZAITSU
Senior Vice President
Member of the Board
Assistant to COO
Concurrently Deputy Chairman of Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
Senior Vice President
Member of the Board
Assistant to COO
Mahito
FUJI
Vice President and Officer
Production Technology Innovation;
Concurrently Director, Production Technology Planning Division
Vice President and Officer
Production Technology Innovation
Yuichi
NAKADA
Vice President and Officer
Japan Tire SBU Business Planning
Vice President and Officer
Japan Tire SBU Business Planning;
Concurrently Director, Japan Tire SBU Business Planning Division

3. Changing Positions and Responsibilities of Corporate Officers
(Effective March 11, 2016)

Name New Former
Masakazu
SEKIGUCHI
Vice President and Senior Officer
Responsible for Production Technology
Concurrently President of Bridgestone Cycle Co., Ltd.
Vice President and Senior Officer
Responsible for Production Technology

4. Changing Positions and Responsibilities of Corporate Officers
(Effective March 17, 2016)

Name New Former
Fumihiro
YANAGA
Vice President and Officer
Assistant to Vice President and Senior Officer, Responsible for Production Technology
Vice President and Officer
Seconded to Bridgestone Plant Engineering Co., Ltd.
Chairman of Bridgestone Plant Engineering Co., Ltd.
Mahito
FUJI
Vice President and Officer
Production Technology Innovation
Concurrently Director, Production Technology Planning Division
Concurrently Chairman of Bridgestone Plant Engineering Co., Ltd.
Vice President and Officer
Production Technology Innovation
Concurrently Director, Production Technology Support Division

5. Changing Positions and Responsibilities of Corporate Officers
(Effective March 22, 2016)

Name New Former
Shinichi
YOCHI
Vice President and Senior Officer 
Responsible for Human Resources, 
Legal Affairs and Intellectual Property 
Corporate Management
Internal Auditing
Chief Risk Officer, Chief Human Rights Officer
Human Resources and General Affairs
Concurrently Chairman of Bridgestone Software Co., Ltd.
Vice President and Senior Officer 
Responsible for Human Resources, 
Legal Affairs and Intellectual Property 
Corporate Management
Internal Auditing
Chief Risk Officer, Chief Human Rights Officer
Human Resources and General Affairs

6. New Members of the Board of Directors
(Subject to approval at the Company's Annual Shareholders' Meeting on March 24, 2016)

Name New Former
Mikio
MASUNAGA
Member of the Board
Member of the Audit Committee (Planned)
Corporate Auditor
Kenichi
TOGAMI
Member of the Board
Member of the Audit Committee (Planned)
Vice President and Officer
Assistant to Executive Vice President, 
Responsible for Corporate Planning
Kenichi
MASUDA
Member of the Board(*1)
Member of the Audit Committee (Planned)
Corporate Auditor(*2)
Kenzo
YAMAMOTO
Member of the Board(*1)
Member of the Audit Committee (Planned)
-
Keikou
TERUI
Member of the Board(*1)
Member of the Nominating Committee and the Compensation Committee (Planned)
-
Seiichi
SASA
Member of the Board(*1)
Member of the Audit Committee (Planned)
-

(*1)Outside Director as set forth in Article 2-15 of the Companies Act.

(*2)Outside Corporate Auditor as set forth in Article 2-16 of the Companies Act.

7. Reappointed Members of Board of Directors
(Subject to approval at the Company's Annual Shareholders' Meeting on March 24, 2016)

Name New Former
Masaaki
TSUYA
Member of the Board
Concurrently Chairman of the Board
Concurrently CEO and Representative Executive Officer;
Concurrently Chairman, BIOC
CEO and Representative Board Member
Concurrently Chairman of the Board;
Concurrently Chairman, BIOC
Kazuhisa
NISHIGAI
Member of the Board
Concurrently COO and Representative Executive Officer;
Concurrently Chief Technology Officer,
Responsible for Technology;
Concurrently Vice Chairman, BIOC
COO and Representative Board Member
Concurrently Chief Technology Officer,
Responsible for Technology;
Concurrently Vice Chairman, BIOC
Sakie
TACHIBANA
FUKUSHIMA
Member of the Board(*1)
Member of the Nominating Committee and the Compensation Committee (Planned)
Member of the Board(*1)
Scott
Trevor
DAVIS
Member of the Board(*1)
Member of the Nominating Committee and the Compensation Committee (Planned)
Member of the Board(*1)
Yuri
OKINA
Member of the Board(*1)
Member of the Nominating Committee and the Compensation Committee (Planned)
Member of the Board(*1)

(*1)Outside Director as set forth in Article 2-15 of the Companies Act.

8. New Members of the Executive Officers
(Subject to approval at the Board Meeting following Company's Annual Shareholders' Meeting  on March 24, 2016)

Name New Former
Masaaki
TSUYA
Member of the Board
Concurrently Chairman of the Board
Concurrently CEO and Representative Executive Officer;
Concurrently Chairman, BIOC
CEO and Representative Board Member
Concurrently Chairman of the Board;
Concurrently Chairman, BIOC
Kazuhisa
NISHIGAI
Member of the Board
Concurrently COO and Representative Executive Officer;
Concurrently Chief Technology Officer,
Responsible for Technology;
Concurrently Vice Chairman, BIOC
COO and Representative Board Member
Concurrently Chief Technology Officer,
Responsible for Technology;
Concurrently Vice Chairman, BIOC
Shuichi
ISHIBASHI
Executive Vice President and Executive Officer
Group Global Chief Quality Management Officer
Responsible for Quality Management and CSR;
Concurrently responsible for Global Original Equipment and Global Business Strategy;
Concurrently responsible for Global Solution Business
Concurrently Chairman and CEO, Global Mining and Agricultural Solution in-house Company
Executive Vice President
Group Global Chief Quality Management Officer
Responsible for Quality Management and CSR;
Concurrently responsible for Global Original Equipment Tire Sales and Group Global Chief Marketing Officer, Marketing Strategy
Global Original Equipment Strategy;
Concurrently Assistant to Vice President and Officer, Diversified Products, Sports and Cycle Business;
Concurrently Assistant to Vice President and Senior Officer, Responsible for Diversified Products Business
Diversified Products New Business Models Development
Concurrently Chairman and CEO, Global Mining and Agricultural Solution in-house Company
Akihiro
ETO
Executive Vice President and Executive Officer
Responsible for Corporate Planning;
Concurrently responsible for Corporate Administration and SCM;
Concurrently responsible for Diversified Products
Chief Financial Officer
Finance
Executive Vice President
Responsible for Corporate Planning;
Concurrently responsible for Corporate Administration and SCM
Chief Financial Officer
Finance;
Concurrently Assistant to Vice President and Officer,
Diversified Products, Sports and Cycle Business
Asahiko 
NISHIYAMA
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