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Honda Announces Management Changes

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


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

Name New Title Current Title
Satoshi AOKI Chairman Executive Vice President
Koichi KONDO Executive Vice President Senior Managing Director
Takanobu ITO Senior Managing Director Managing Officer
Masaaki KATO Senior Managing Director Managing Officer
Fumihiko IKE Managing Director Director
Sho MINEKAWA Director Operating Officer


Retiring Directors (To retire on the same day as this year's regularly scheduled general shareholders' meeting in June)
Motoatsu SHIRAISHI Current title:  Senior Managing Director
Satoshi DOBASHI Current title:  Senior Managing Director
Hiroshi KURODA Current title:  Managing Director


Major Changes in responsibilities of board members (Effective as of April 1)
Name and Title New responsibilities Current responsibilities
Motoatsu SHIRAISHI
Senior Managing
Director
- President and Director of Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
General Supervisor, Quality
Satoshi DOBASHI, Senior Managing Director - Chief Operating Officer for Regional Sales Operations (Japan)
Koichi KONDO
Senior Managing
Director
Chief Operating Officer for Regional Sales Operations (Japan)
Chairman and Director of American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Chief Operating Officer for Regional Operations (North America)
President and CEO of American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
President and Director of Honda North America, Inc.
Hiroshi KURODA
Managing Director
- Chief Operating Officer for Automobile Operations
Tetsuo IWAMURA
Managing Director
Chief Operating Officer for Regional Operations (North America)
President and CEO of American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
President and Director of Honda North America, Inc.
Chief Operating Officer for Regional Operations (Latin America)
President and Director of Honda South America Ltda.
President and Director of Moto Honda da Amazonia Ltda.
President and Director of Honda Automoveis do Brasil Ltda.


Changes in Operating Officers (Effective as of the date of this year's regularly scheduled general shareholders' meeting in June)
Name New Title Current Title
Takashi YAMAMOTO Managing Officer Operating Officer
Suguru KANAZAWA Managing Officer Operating Officer


Major Changes in responsibilities of operating officers (effective as of April 1)
Name and Title New responsibilities Current responsibilities
Yasuo IKENOYA
Managing Officer
- Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Regional Operations(China)
Takanobu ITO
Managing Officer
Chief Operating Officer for Automobile Operations General Manager of Suzuka Factory
Masaaki KATO
Managing Officer
General Supervisor, Quality
President and Director of Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
President and Director of Honda of the U.K. Manufacturing Ltd.
Executive Vice President and Director of Honda Motor Europe Ltd.
Teruo KOWASHI
Managing Officer
- General Manager of Saitama Factory
Takashi YAMAMOTO
Operating Officer
General Manager of Saitama Factory President and Director of Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC
Suguru KANAZAWA
Operating Officer
President and Director of Honda of the U.K. Manufacturing Ltd.
Executive Vice President and Director of Honda Motor Europe Ltd.
Executive Vice President and Director of Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
President and Director of Honda Racing Corporation
Sho MINEKAWA
Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer for Regional Operations (Latin America)
President and Director of Honda South America Ltda.
President and Director of Moto Honda da Amazonia Ltda.
President and Director of Honda Automoveis do Brasil Ltda.
President of Guangzhou Honda Automobile Co., Ltd.
Hidenobu IWATA
Operating Officer
General Manager of Suzuka Factory President and Director of Hond Engineering Co., Ltd.
Motohide SUDO
Operating Officer
- Executive Vice President and Director of Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Gen TSUJII
Operating Officer
General Manager of Automobile Production Planning Office
President and Director of Hond Engineering Co., Ltd
General Manager of Automobile Production Planning Office
Hideki OKADA
Operating Officer
Executive Vice President and Director of American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
General Manager of Regional Operation Planning Office (North America)
General Manager of Accounting Division
Eiji OKAWARA
Operating Officer
President of Guangzhou Honda Automobile Co., Ltd. Responsible for Producion in China


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
Ko KATAYAMA Responsible for Production of Honda Canada Inc.  
Masahiro YOSHIDA Responsible for Human Resources and Associate Relations
General Manager of Human Resources Division
General Manager of Human Resources Division
Seiji KURAISHI Executive Vice President of Honda Motor(China) Investment Co., Ltd. General Manager of Product Planning and Marketing Office of Automobile Operations
Takashi NAGAI Executive Vice President and Director of Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd. General Manager of Overseas Operation Office No.1


Retiring Operating Officers (To retire on the same day as this year's regularly scheduled general shareholders' meeting in June)
Yasuo IKENOYA Current title:  Managing Officer
Teruo KOWASHI Current title:  Managing Officer
Motohide SUDO Current title:  Operating Officer