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Notice of Candidates for the Board of Directors

February 20th 2020 Press Release

SUMIDA CORPORATION would like to announce that the Nomination Committee nominated the following nine (9) candidates for the Board of Directors. The membership as director will take effect subject to the approval of the shareholders at the coming 65th Term Annual General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled for March 25, 2020.

1. Candidates for the Board of Directors

Name Current position at SUMIDA CORPORATION
1. Shigeyuki Yawata Director, Representative Executive Officer and CEO
(Chairman of the Risk Management Committee)
2. Johji Sato Outside director
(member of the Audit Committee)
3. Pak Hong Auyang Outside director
(Chairman of the Nomination- and the Compensation Committee)
4. Yukihiro Moroe Outside director
(member of the Nomination- and the Compensation Committee)
5. Atsushi Kato Outside director
(Chairman of the Audit Committee, member of the Risk Management Committee)
6. Michael Mühlbayer Outside director
(member of the Nomination- and the Compensation Committee)
7. Masako Miyatake Outside director
(member of the Audit Committee, member of the Risk Management Committee)
8. Tatsuo Umemoto Outside director
(member of the Audit Committee)
9. Tomoharu Suseki Representative Executive Officer and President
(member of the Risk Management Committee)

Note: Messrs. Johji Sato, Pak Hong Auyang, Yukihiro Moroe, Atsushi Kato, Dr. Michael Mühlbayer, Dr. Masako Miyatake and Mr. Tatsuo Umemoto are candidates as outside directors. After the election as outside directors at the coming 65th Term Annual General Meeting of Shareholders, they will be registered as independent directors pursuant to the regulations of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

2. Brief personal profile of the proposed new candidates for the Board of Directors and reasons for the nomination

Tomoharu Suseki (born: February 18, 1958)

Brief personal profile
Apr. 1979 Joined Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
Oct. 1990 Joined Raychem Corporation (Currently Tyco Electronics Japan G.K.)
Jan. 1997 Director, Raychem Corporation
Nov. 2001 Representative Director, Raychem Corporation
Apr. 2003 Executive Officer, D&M Holdings Inc.
Oct. 2004 Joined OCC Corporation
Nov. 2004 Representative Director, President and CEO, OCC Corporation
Sep. 2006 Retired from OCC Corporation
Nov. 2006 Joined Sumida Electric Co., Ltd.
Jan. 2007 Representative Director and President, Sumida Electric Co., Ltd.
Mar. 2007 Executive Officer and COO of the Company
Sep. 2010 Representative Executive Officer and President (To date)
Feb. 2012 Managing Director, SUMIDA Europe GmbH (To date)
Positions and duties at the Company:
Representative Executive Officer and President, member of the Risk Management Committee
Important concurrent occupations or positions at other organizations:
Managing Director, SUMIDA Europe GmbH

 

Reasons for the election of candidate nominated for director

Mr. Tomoharu Suseki has been involved for many years in business management at major electric and electronic companies, including foreign affiliates.  He has also served as Representative Executive Officer and President of the Sumida Group for many years, has demonstrated strong leadership as a corporate executive, and has made significant contributions to business expansion and improvements in business performance.  The Company proposed him as a candidate for director because it expects him to work to share information on the Board of Directors, and contribute to strengthening the decision-making and supervisory functions of the Board of Directors by leveraging his abundant experience and proven track record.

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