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MHI Announces Nominations for Outside Directors


Tokyo, March 29, 2018 - At its Board of Directors meeting held today, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) decided to nominate two Outside Directors (excluding membership on the Audit and Supervisory Committee) for approval at the 93rd Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled for June 21, 2018.

1. Nominees for Outside Director (Reappointment)

Naoyuki Shinohara
Ken Kobayashi

* Both nominees have been nominated for the position of Outside Director as stipulated in the Ordinance for Enforcement of the Companies Act, Article 2, Paragraph 3, Item 7. The three Outside Directors currently serving on the Audit and Supervisory Committee (Nobuo Kuroyanagi, Christina Ahmadjian, Shinichiro Ito) will remain in their positions.

2. Reference: Board of Directors as of June 21, 2018

Title Name Duties*3
Director Hideaki Omiya Chairman of the Board
Shunichi Miyanaga*1 President and CEO
Masanori Koguchi*1 Senior Executive Vice President, CFO
Seiji Izumisawa*1 Executive Vice President, CSO, Head of Business Strategy Office
Naoyuki Shinohara*2 (Professor, The University of Tokyo, Policy Alternatives Research Institute)
Ken Kobayashi*2 (Chairman of the Board, Mitsubishi Corporation)
(Audit and Supervisory Committee Member)
Toshifumi Goto Full-time Audit and Supervisory Committee Member
Hiroki Kato Full-time Audit and Supervisory Committee Member
Nobuo Kuroyanagi*2 (Senior Advisor, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.)
Christina Ahmadjian*2 (Professor, Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Commerce and Management)
Shinichiro Ito*2 (Chairman of the Board, ANA Holdings Inc.)
* 1: Representative Director
* 2: Outside Director as provided for in Article 2-15 of the Companies Act.
* 3: The positions of Outside Directors indicated are as of March 29, 2018.

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