[Release] New Executive Management Team and Group Company Appointments

2/8/2019

SATO Holdings Corporation, following a resolution at its Board of Directors meeting held today, announced changes to the executive team to take effect on April 1, 2019, and candidates for Directors, the Audit & Supervisory Board and the backup Audit & Supervisory Board who will be nominated for resolution at the General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled for June 21, 2019.

1. Candidates for Director

Reappointments
Name Current position
Ryutaro Kotaki President and CEO
Yoichi Abe Director, Vice President and CFO
Tatsuo Narumi Director
Yuko Tanaka Director (External)
Ryoji Itoh Director (External)
Mitsuaki Shimaguchi Director (External)
Hideo Yamada Director (External)
Chieko Matsuda Director (External)


Executive resignations 
Name Current position
Koichi Nishida Director
Ikuo Dobashi Director
Ken Suzuki Director (External)


2. Candidates for Audit & Supervisory Board

Name Current position
Nobuhiro Yokoi** Audit & Supervisory Board member
Junichi Nagakura* Audit & Supervisory Board member
Takao Yamaguchi** Audit & Supervisory Board member (External)
Noriko Yao** Audit & Supervisory Board member (External)
*Reappointments
** Not subject to re-election in fiscal 2019


3. Candidate for backup Audit & Supervisory Board member

Name Current position
Jihwang Yoon* Backup Audit & Supervisory Board member
*Reappointment


4. Promotion and demotion of directors (effective April 1, 2019)

Promotion
Name Current New
Hiroyuki Konuma Executive Officer
Vice President


Demotion
Name Current New
Kenji Ushiki Vice President Executive Officer


5. Executive Officers and Group company posts (effective April 1, 2019)
Name Current New
Ryutaro Kotaki President and CEO
President, SATO Corporation
President and CEO
Hiroyuki Konuma Executive Officer
Chief Wellness Officer (CWO)
Head of PJM business
President, SATO Healthcare Co., Ltd.
Vice President
President, SATO Corporation
Yoshinori Sasahara Vice President
Vice President, SATO Corporation
Vice President
Chief Wellness Officer (CWO)
Vice President, SATO Corporation
Noriyasu Yamada Executive Officer
Chief Product Planning Officer (CPO)
Executive Officer
Chief Alliance Officer (CAO)
Goro Yumiba Executive Officer
Head of North America
Chairman and CEO, SATO America, LLC.
Executive Officer
Head of North and Central America
Chairman and CEO, SATO America, LLC.
Satoshi Sakurada Deputy Executive General Manager of Sales, SATO Corporation President, SATO Healthcare Co., Ltd.


Reference: Responsibilities of Executive Officers (effective April 1, 2019)
Name Executive title Responsibilities
Ryutaro Kotaki President CEO
Yoichi Abe Director
Vice President
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Hiroyuki Konuma Vice President President, SATO Corporation
Yoshinori Sasahara Vice President Chief Wellness Officer (CWO)
Vice President, SATO Corporation
Akihiro Kushida Vice President Director; Executive General Manager of Production, SATO Corporation
Kenji Ushiki Executive Officer Director; Executive General Manager of R&D, SATO Corporation
Keisuke Yamada Executive Officer Chairperson and President, Argox Information Co., Ltd.
Maria Olcese Executive Officer Head of South America
General Manager, Achernar S.A.
Hironori Onishi Executive Officer Director; Executive General Manager of Sales, SATO Corporation
Shigeki Egami Executive Officer Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO)
Head of Kitakami Operations
Noriyasu Yamada Executive Officer Chief Alliance Officer (CAO)
Goro Yumiba Executive Officer Head of North and Central Americas
Chairman and CEO, SATO America, LLC.
Hayato Shindo Executive Officer President, SATO International Co., Ltd.

About SATO
SATO (TOKYO:6287) strives to be the most trusted Auto-ID solution provider worldwide, bridging the last inch of the last mile for customers in manufacturing, logistics, retail, food & beverage and healthcare through cutting edge tagging solutions. With a 5,000+ strong global workforce and 78 years of expertise, SATO engineers value-added solutions that boost accuracy, sustainability, labor and resource savings, provide reassurance and enable emotional connections. For the fiscal year ending March 31, 2018, it reported revenues of JPY 113,383 million (USD 1.02 billion*). More information about SATO can be found at
www.satoworldwide.com, linkedin and twitter.

*Conversion is based on an average exchange rate of 1 US Dollar = 110.85 Japanese Yen


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