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CorporateJapanFebruary 22, 2008

Honda Announces Management Changes


TOKYO, Japan, February 22, 2008–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
Shigeru TAKAGI Senior Managing Director Managing Director
Tetsuo IWAMURA Senior Managing Director Managing Director
Akio HAMADA Senior Managing Director Managing Officer
Masaya YAMASHITA Managing Director Operating Officer
Hiroshi SODA Director Operating Officer
Takuji YAMADA Director Operating Officer
Yoichi HOJO Director Operating Officer


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

Minoru HARADA Current title:  Senior Managing Director
Satoshi TOSHIDA Current title:  Senior Managing Director
Koki HIRASHIMA Current title:  Senior Managing Director


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

Name and Title New responsibilities Current responsibilities
Koichi KONDO
Executive Vice President
Chief Operating Officer for Regional Sales Operations (Japan) Chief Operating Officer for Regional Sales Operations (Japan),
Chairman and Director of American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Minoru HARADA
Senior Managing Director
- Chief Operating Officer for Motorcycle Operations
Satoshi TOSHIDA Senior Managing Director - Chief Operating Officer for Power Product Operations
Koki HIRASHIMA
Senior Managing Director
- Chief Operating Officer for Production Operations
Mikio YOSHIMI
Senior Managing Director
Compliance Officer,
General Supervisor for Government and Industrial Affairs
Chief Operating Officer for Business Support Operations,
Chief Officer for Driving Safety Promotion Center,
Compliance Officer,
General Supervisor for Government and Industrial Affairs,
Toru ONDA
Managing Director
- Chief Operating Officer for Purchasing Operations
Tatsuhiro OYAMA
Managing Director
Chief Operating Officer for Motorcycle Operations Chief Operating Officer for Regional Operations (Asia and Oceania),
President & Director of Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Fumihiko IKE
Managing Director
Chief Operating Officer for Regional Operations (Asia and Oceania),
President & Director of Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Chief Operating Officer for Business Management Operations


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
Hiroshi OSHIMA Managing Officer Operating Officer
Hidenobu IWATA Managing Officer Operating Officer


Major Changes in responsibilities of operating officers (effective as of April 1)

Name and Title New responsibilities Current responsibilities
Akio HAMADA
Managing Officer
Chief Operating Officer for Production Operations President and Director of Honda of America Mfg., Inc.
Manabu NISHIMAE
Operating Officer
President and Director of Honda Canada Inc. Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Regional Sales Operations (Japan)
Masaya YAMASHITA
Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer for Purchasing Operations General Manager of Kumamoto Factory
Hiroshi KOBAYASHI
Operating Officer
Deputy Chief Operating Officer for Regional Sales Operations (Japan) President and Director of Honda Canada Inc.
Hiroshi OSHIMA
Operating Officer
General Supervisor for Corporate Communications and Motor Sports General Supervisor for Corporate Communications and Motor Sports, General Manager of Corporate Communications Division
Tsutomu SAKA
Operating Officer
- General Manager of Hamamatsu Factory
Hiroshi SODA
Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer for Business Support Operations,
Chief Officer of Driving Safety Promotion Center
Executive Vice President of Honda North America, Inc.,
Executive Vice President of American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Takuji YAMADA
Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer for Power Product Operations President and Director of Honda Motor Europe (North) GmbH
Yoichi HOJO
Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer for Business Management Operations General Manager of Automobile Purchasing Division 2
Tsuneo TANAI
Operating Officer
President and Director of Honda of America Mfg., Inc. Executive Vice President of Honda of America Mfg., Inc.
Masahiro YOSHIDA
Operating Officer
General Manager of Hamamatsu Factory General Manager of Human Resources Division


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
Katsushi WATANABE General Manager of Kumamoto Factory  
Toshiaki MIKOSHIBA Executive Vice President of Honda Motor Europe Ltd. General Manager of CS and Auto Sales Development Division of Regional Sales Operations (Japan)
Yohshi YAMANE Project Leader of a company project  
Takashi SEKIGUCHI Executive Vice President of American Honda Motor Co., Inc. General Manager of Product Planning and Marketing Office
Takahiro HACHIGO General Manager of Automobile Purchasing Division 2 Managing Officer of Honda R&D Co., Ltd.


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

Tsutomu SAKA

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

Name New Title Current Title
Toru ONDA Corporate Auditor Managing Director


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

Hiroshi OKUBO
Koji MIYAJIMA
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