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Epson Announces Executive Personnel Changes

Seiko Epson Corporation (TSE: 6724, "Epson") today announced that a meeting of its board of directors had provisionally approved the following executive personnel changes. The changes are subject to final approval at the company's annual general meeting and board meeting scheduled to be held on June 26, 2019.


The lineup of executive officers from June 26 has also been approved.
1. Reasons for changes

Now in the first year of the Epson 25 Phase 2 Mid-Range Business Plan (FY2019-21), Epson has implemented these changes with the aims of further strengthening its corporate governance, and of accelerating its efforts to create a strong organization capable of generating ongoing improvements in corporate value and growth.
2. Promotion and appointment of directors
Promotion

Tatsuaki Seki

Director, managing executive officer (currently director, executive officer; general administrative manager, Management Control Division)
Yasunori Ogawa

Director, managing executive officer (currently director, executive officer; general administrative manager, Technology Development Division)

Appointment

Toshiya Takahata

Director, executive officer (currently executive officer; general administrative manager, Corporate Planning Division, and general administrative manager, DX Division)

3. Retirement and appointment of executive officers (excludes executive officers jointly holding directorships)
Retirements

Toshiya Takahata

Currently executive officer; general administrative manager, Corporate Planning Division, and general administrative manager, DX Division
* Retirement due to expiry of term. To be appointed director, executive officer from the same date.
Yasumasa Kitamatsu

Currently executive officer, Technology Development Division
* Retirement due to expiry of term.

Appointments

Andrea Zoeckler

Executive officer (currently senior vice president, COO and CFO, Epson America, Inc.)
Yoshiro Nagafusa

Executive officer (currently senior vice president, Epson Europe B.V.)
Satoru Hosono

Executive officer (currently deputy general administrative manager, Technology Development Division, and deputy chief operating officer, Printing Solutions Operations Division)
Fuminori Suzumura

Executive officer (currently president, Epson Sales Japan Corp.)
Akifumi Takei

Executive officer (currently president, Epson Precision (Philippines), Inc.)

Changes

Sunao Murata

Technology officer(currently executive officer; deputy general administrative manager, DX Division)
Tsuyoshi Kitahara

Technology officer(currently executive officer; Technology Development Division)

4. Appointment of technology officers

We have established the position of technology officer for executive officers with the responsibility of generating corporate value by developing technologies, products and business models that will support long-term market competitiveness.
5. Planned date of changes

June 26, 2019
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