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Senior Management Changes

Sep 25 , 2015

Tokyo (September 25, 2015) - 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 October 1, 2015)

Name New Former
Akihiro
ETO
Senior Vice President
Responsible for Corporate Planning;
Concurrently responsible for Corporate Administration;
Concurrently responsible for Global Logistics Center
Chief Financial Officer
Finance;
Concurrently Assistant to Vice President and Officer, Diversified Products, Sports and Cycle Business
Senior Vice President
Responsible for Corporate Planning;
Concurrently responsible for Global Logistics Center Chief Financial Officer
Finance;
Concurrently Assistant to Vice President and Officer, Diversified Products, Sports and Cycle Business
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
Vice President and Senior Officer
Responsible for Corporate Administration
Corporate Management
Internal Auditing
Chief Risk Officer, Chief Human Rights Officer
Human Resources and General Affairs
Hidekazu
KIMIZU
Vice President and Officer
Chief Compliance Officer
Legal Affairs and Intellectual Property;
Concurrently Director, Office of Corporate Management
Vice President and Officer
Chief Compliance Officer
Legal Affairs;
Concurrently Director, Office of Corporate Management

2. Retiring Corporate Officer
(Effective October 1, 2015)

Name New Former
Tatsuro
HAMADA
Fellow
Assistant to Vice President and Senior Officer,
Responsible for Global Innovation
Vice President and Officer
Assistant to Senior Vice President ,
Chief Technology Officer
Responsible for Technology

About Bridgestone Corporation:
Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is the world’s largest tire and rubber company. In addition to tires for use in a wide variety of applications, it also manufactures a broad range of diversified products, which include industrial rubber and chemical products and sporting goods. Its products are sold in over 150 nations and territories around the world.

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