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Source: Showa Denko K.K.
Showa Denko Announces Changes in Representative Director

TOKYO, May 8, 2015 - (JCN Newswire) - Showa Denko (SDK) (TOKYO:4004) decided at its board meeting today on changes in representative director.

Akira Koinuma, Director, Senior Managing Corporate Officer, and Chief Technology Officer (Officer in charge of Production Technology, Energy & Electricity, SPS Innovation, and CSR departments; Chairman, Safety Measures Committee) has been appointed Representative Director, effective immediately. Biographical information of the new representative director is attached to this news release.

Meanwhile, Shinji Sakai, Representative Director and Executive Vice President (Officer in charge of Ceramics and Carbons divisions; Yokohama, Shiojiri, and Omachi plants; and Corporate R&D and Corporate Strategy departments) will resign as Representative Director effective May 31, 2015. Sakai expressed his intention to resign as Representative Director, and Director, for personal reasons, and the Company accepted his resignation. He will resign as Corporate Officer as well on May 31.

Attachment: Biographical Information

Akira KOINUMA

Date of birth: August 20, 1951
Education: Graduated from the Department of Ship Machinery Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, The University of Tokyo, in March 1975

Professional Career
April 1975 Joined Showa Denko K.K.
June 1999 General Manager, Production Technology Department, Oita Plant, Japan Polyolefins Co., Ltd. (JPO)
October 2001 Plant Manager, Oita Plant, JPO
August 2003 Transferred back to Showa Denko, and appointed Production Group Leader, Oita Plant, Petrochemicals Sector
July 2005 General Manager, Production Technology Department, Technology Headquarters
January 2006 General Manager, Production Technology Office and Production Technology Center, Technology Headquarters
January 2008 Corporate Officer; Deputy Executive Officer, Technology Headquarters
January 2010 Corporate Officer; Executive Officer, Production Technology Headquarters
March 2011 Director & Corporate Officer; Executive Officer, Production Technology Headquarters
January 2012 Director & Managing Corporate Officer; Executive Officer, Production Technology Headquarters
January 2013 Director & Managing Corporate Officer
January 2015 Director & Senior Managing Corporate Officer
May 2015 Representative Director & Senior Managing Corporate Officer; Chief Technology Officer (CTO); Officer in charge of Production Technology, Energy & Electricity, SPS Innovation, and CSR departments; Chairman, Safety Measures Committee

Shares Owned: 236,000 shares


About Showa Denko K.K.

Showa Denko K.K. (SDK; TSE:4004, ADR:SHWDY), a major manufacturer of chemical products, serves a wide range of fields from heavy industry to electronics and computer industries. The Petrochemicals Sector provides cracker products such as ethylene and propylene, the Chemicals Sector provides industrial, high-performance and high-purity gases and chemicals for semicon and other industries, and the Inorganics Sector provides ceramic products, such as alumina, abrasives, refractory and graphite electrodes and fine carbon products. The Aluminum Sector provides aluminum materials and high-value-added fabricated aluminum, the Electronics Sector provides HD media, compound semiconductors such as ultra high-bright LEDs and rare earth magnetic alloys, and the Advanced Battery Materials Department (ABM) provides lithium-ion battery components. For more information, please visit www.sdk.co.jp/english/.

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May 8, 2015 14:25 HKT/SGT
Source: Showa Denko K.K.

Showa Denko K.K. (TSE: 4004)

Topic: Executive appointment
Sectors: Chemicals
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