KYOCERA commences fiscal year with new management organization

Goro Yamaguchi assumes company leadership as president, Tetsuo Kuba transitions to chairman of the board

11 April 2013

Neuss – Kyocera Corporation (NYSE:KYO)(TOKYO:6971) the parent and global headquarters of the Kyocera Group, today announced that Mr. Goro Yamaguchi, former director and managing executive officer, has become Kyocera’s president, representative director and executive officer — taking over from Mr. Tetsuo Kuba, who assumes responsibilities as chairman of the board and representative director as of today.

Since joining Kyoto Ceramic Co., Ltd. (now Kyocera Corporation) in 1978, Yamaguchi has been involved in sales of semiconductor components. After becoming general manager of the Corporate Semiconductor Components Group and joining Kyocera Corporation’s board of directors in 2009, he helped to enhance performance and develop new business in the division.

“Yamaguchi has shown strong leadership in management, and his many years of experience building trust with customers is promising for developing new products and technologies from a customer’s standpoint to further expand our business,” said Chairman Kuba. “With the current economy showing a favorable outlook, Kyocera is determined to strengthen its management organization in order to increase sales and achieve further development of the Kyocera Group.”

Yamaguchi stated that he aims to “create an environment in which all employees can work effectively toward their dreams and to offer great products which satisfy customers, thus contributing to the advancement of society.”

Kyocera recently announced changes to its organizational structure as well as directors, executive officers and assignments.

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