[Release] Shinichi Takagi Tapped as SATO Investor Relations Chief


Appointment bolsters ability to ensure two-way engagement with global investors

Tokyo, November 17, 2016 – SATO (TOKYO: 6287), a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations, announced it appointed Shinichi Takagi as Head of Investor Relations, a newly created role.

As Head of IR operations, Takagi will engage with both Japanese and global investors. He will be based at the SATO headquarters in Tokyo.

Takagi brings global IR experience from his previous role overseeing European investor relations at Nidec, where he was based out of London. He had previously worked in FOREX and market specific risk management at Mizuho Bank.

“My mission at SATO is to build trust with the investment community through consistent two-way engagement,” explained Shinichi Takagi. “I will build a two-way dialogue to learn the intentions of our investors. This involves accurate and timely communications from my side and also listening to constructive proposals from the investors’ side.”

“Shinichi brings a wealth of expertise in investor relations and the financial sector,” said Kaz Matsuyama, President and CEO of SATO Holdings. “I have high hopes he can help us boost our presence in the investment world both in and outside of Japan as we pursue global business growth.”

About SATO
SATO (TOKYO:6287) is a leading global provider of Auto-ID solutions that connect people, goods and information. It serves a diverse range of customers, delivering end-to-end solutions that streamline operations, empower workforces and help customers reduce their environmental impact. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2016, it reported revenues of JPY 105,504 million (US $880 million*). More information about SATO can be found at www.satoworldwide.com  or www.linkedin.com/company/sato-worldwide .

*Conversion is based on an average exchange rate of 1 US Dollar = 120.14 Japanese Yen


For Media Enquiries:
Kevin Leidheiser
Public Relations Group
SATO Holdings Corporation
Tel: +81-3-5745-3412

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