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CorporateJapanFebruary 20, 2006
Honda Announces Management Changes

TOKYO, Japan, February 20, 2006–Honda Motor Co., Ltd., today announced management changes.

Organization changes (Effective as of April 1)
Solar Cell Systems Business Office is newly established within the Power Product Operations.
Sales Channel Planning and Development Office, which is responsible for Acura brand introduction in Japan, is newly established within Regional Operations (Japan).
Parts Operations and Customer Service Operations are integrated into Customer Service Operations.
Driving Safety Promotion Center will move from the Regional Operations (Japan) to the direct supervision of the CEO.
IT Planning Office, Systems Office and IT System Office in IT Division, are reorganized into IT Strategy Management Office, Information Systems Office No.1 and Information Systems Office No.2.


Personnel changes

Changes in Board Members
(Pending approval at this year's regularly scheduled general shareholders' meeting in June)

Name New Title Current Title
Mikio YOSHIMI Senior Managing Director Managing Director
Tetsuo IWAMURA Managing Director Director
Tatsuhiro OYAMA Managing Director Director


Retiring Director
(To retire on the same day as this year's regularly scheduled general shareholders' meeting in June)

Michiyoshi HAGINO Currently Senior Managing Director


Major Changes in responsibilities of board members
(effective as of April 1)

Name and Title New responsibilities Current responsibilities
Satoshi AOKI,
Executive Vice President
- Chief Operating Officer, Business Management Operations (Finance, Accounting, Affiliated Business)
Satoshi TOSHIDA,
Senior Managing Director
Chief Operating Officer of Power Product Operations Chief Operating Officer of Regional Operations (Asia & Oceania)
Tatsuhiro OYAMA,
Managing Director*
Chief Operating Officer of Regional Operations (Asia & Oceania) Chief Operating Officer of Parts Operations
Fumihiko IKE,
Director
Chief Operating Officer, Business Management Operations (Finance, Accounting, Affiliated Business) Chief Operating Officer of Power Product Operations
* Promotion from Director is pending approval at this year's regularly scheduled general shareholders' meeting in June.


Newly appointed Operating Officers
(Effective as of the date of this year's regularly scheduled general shareholders' meeting in June)

Name Responsibilities as of April 1 Current responsibilities
Hideki OKADA General Manager of Accounting Division General Manager of Accounting Division
Masahiro TAKEDAGAWA President of Honda Siel Cars India, Ltd. President of Honda Siel Cars India, Ltd.
Yoichi HOJO General Manager of Automobile Purchasing Division - II General Manager of Finance Division
Tsuneo TANAI Executive Vice President of Honda of America Manufacturing, Inc. Managing Director of Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
Yoshiyuki MATSUMOTO Responsible for Products in Automobile Operations of Honda Motor Co., Ltd Senior Chief Engineer of Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
Eiji OKAWARA Responsible for Production in China in Production Operations Automobile Automatic Transmission Plant Manager of Hamamatsu Factory


Retiring Operating Officers
(To retire on the same day as this year's regularly scheduled general shareholders' meeting in June)

Kazuo SAGAWA
Kazuto IIYAMA

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