Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.

Nissan Announces Management Changes

    Tokyo (ots/PRNewswire) - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., today announced changes to its senior global management team. All changes are effective April 1, 2007.

    "The priority for our new management team is to act decisively on the multiple challenges facing Nissan and to boost our overall performance in 2007," said Nissan President and CEO Carlos Ghosn.

    Executive Vice Presidents

    - Hidetoshi Imazu, senior vice president, vehicle production engineering division is appointed executive vice president, manufacturing and SCM. Imazu will be proposed as a director of the company at the annual general shareholders meeting in June.

    - Tadao Takahashi, executive vice president, manufacturing is appointed vice chairman with responsibility for external and government affairs and the intellectual asset management. Takahashi replaces Takeshi Isayama who is retiring from the company

    - Carlos Tavares, executive vice president, corporate planning, product planning, market intelligence, brand management, design, program management, LCV business adds the control function and the Infiniti business to his responsibilities.

    - Mitsuhiko Yamashita, executive vice president, research and development adds the total customer satisfaction function to his responsibilities.

    Senior Vice Presidents

    - Colin Dodge, senior vice president, manufacturing, Nissan Europe is appointed senior vice president, general overseas markets (GOM), China operations and global information systems. Dodge will also serve on the Nissan executive committee.

    - Junichi Endo, senior vice president, global aftersales and conversion business adds global marketing and sales to his responsibilities. Endo will also serve on the Nissan executive committee.

    - Kazumasa Katoh, senior manager, CEO/COO office, is appointed senior vice president, total customer satisfaction function

    - Philippe Klein, senior vice president in Renault, is appointed senior vice president, CEO/COO office and corporate administration which includes the Alliance coordination office, security office and legal department.

    - Toshiharu Sakai, corporate vice president, powertrain production engineering division is appointed senior vice president, production engineering division.

    Regional Management Committees

    - Colin Dodge, is appointed chairman, management committee for GOM, replacing Toshiyuki Shiga.

    - Hidetoshi Imazu is appointed chairman, management committee for Europe, replacing Hiroto Saikawa.

    - Itaru Koeda, executive vice president and co-chairman continues as chairman, management committee for affiliate companies and management committee for dealers (Japan)

    - Hiroto Saikawa, executive vice president, purchasing is appointed chairman, management committee for the Americas, replacing Carlos Ghosn.

    - Toshiyuki Shiga, chief operating officer, continues as chairman, management committee for Japan.

    Corporate Vice Presidents

    Five individuals will be newly appointed as corporate vice presidents and become corporate officers. Six corporate officers will retire or leave the company.

    - Toshifumi Hirai is appointed corporate vice president, external and government affairs and intellectual asset management. Hirai was previously president of the Tokyo Commodity Exchange.

    - Atsushi Hirose, plant manager of Yokohama plant, is appointed corporate vice president, powertrain production engineering division

    - Takao Katagiri, president of Autech Japan, is appointed corporate vice president, marketing, Japan.

    - Mark McNabb is appointed corporate vice president, global Infiniti business.

    - Masaaki Nishizawa, general manager, human resources division, is appointed corporate vice president, global aftersales division, Japan aftersales division and GOM aftersales division.

    Nissan Fellow

    - Kimio Tomita, expert leader, powertrain engineering division, is appointed to the new position of Nissan Fellow, powertrain. The new designation of 'Nissan Fellow' recognizes an individual's expertise in a specific business area.

    Officers retiring or leaving Nissan

    - Takeshi Isayama, vice chairman, will retire

    - Eiji Imai, senior vice president, quality, will retire

    - Yusuke Sekiguchi, corporate vice president, marketing, Japan, will be proposed as President of Kanagawa Nissan (dealer)

    - Hiroshi Moriya, corporate vice president, purchasing, will be proposed as senior vice president, Calsonic Kansei

    - Shigeru Murata, corporate vice president, program director, will be proposed as Adviser, NIDEC TOSOK

      For more information, contact:
      Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
      Communications CSR Department
      Global Communications CSR and IR Division
      Tel:+81-(0)3-5565-2141
      http://press.nissan-global.com/EN

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For more information, contact: Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Communications
CSR Department, Global Communications CSR and IR Division,
Tel:+81-(0)3-5565-2141, http://press.nissan-global.com/EN



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