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CorporateJapanFebruary 23, 2009

Honda Announces Management Changes


TOKYO, Japan, February 23, 2009 - Honda Motor Co., Ltd., announced the following management changes.  These changes are subject to approval at the General Meeting of Shareholders and at the Company’s Board of Directors meeting afterward, both scheduled to be held in late June 2009.


Changes in Board Members(Pending approval at the board of directors meeting, in late June, 2009)

Name New Title Current Title
Takanobu ITO President and
Chief Executive Officer
Senior Managing Director
Takeo FUKUI Director and Advisor President and
Chief Executive Officer


Newly Appointed Directors (Pending approval at regularly scheduled general shareholders' meeting in late June, 2009)
Name New Title Current Title
Hiroshi KOBAYASHI Director Operating Officer
Tsuneo TANAI Director Operating Officer
Hiroyuki YAMADA Director Vice President,
Parts & Service Division,
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.


Retiring Directors (To retire on the same day as regularly scheduled general shareholders' meeting in late June, 2009)
Masaaki KATO Current title:  Senior Managing Director
Akira TAKANO Current title:  Managing Director
Hiroyuki YOSHINO Current title:  Director and Advisor

Mr. Masaaki Kato is to become President and Director of Yachiyo Industry Co., Ltd., and
Mr. Hiroyuki Yoshino is to become Advisor of the Company.



Changes in Responsibilities of Board Members (Effective as of April 1, 2009)
Name and Title New Responsibilities Current Responsibilities
Koichi KONDO
Executive Vice President
- Chief Operating Officer for Regional Sales Operations (Japan)
Takanobu  ITO
Senior Managing
Director
President and Director of Honda R&D Co., Ltd. Chief Operating Officer
for Automobile Operations  
Masaaki KATO
Senior Managing Director
- -General Supervisor, Quality
-Purchasing Operations Support
-President and Director of  Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
Akio HAMADA
Senior Managing Director
-Chief Operating Officer for  Production Operations
-Risk Management Officer
-General Supervisor, Quality
-General Supervisor,  Information System
-Chief Operating Officer for
Production Operations
-Risk Management Officer
-General Supervisor,  Information System
Akira TAKANO
Managing Director
- Chief Operating Officer for Customer Service Operations
Hiroshi SODA
Director
-Chief Operating Officer for Business Support Operations,
-Chief Officer for Driving Safety Promotion Center
-General Supervisor for Corporate Communications
-Chief Operating Officer for
Business Support Operations
-Chief Officer for Driving
Safety Promotion Center


Responsibility of Newly Appointed Director (Effective as of April 1, 2009)
Name New Responsibility Current Responsibility
Hiroyuki YAMADA Chief Operating Officer for Customer Service Operations Vice President,
Parts & Service Division,
American Honda Motor Co., Inc.


Changes in Responsibilities of Operating Officers (Effective as of April 1, 2009)
Name New Responsibility Current Responsibility
Takashi YAMAMOTO
Managing Officer
- General Manager,
Saitama Factory,
Production Operations
Hiroshi OSHIMA
Managing Officer
- General Supervisor for Corporate Communications and Motor Sports
Hidenobu IWATA
Managing Officer
President and Director of Honda of America Mfg., Inc. General Manager,
Suzuka Factory,
Production Operations
Hiroshi KOBAYASHI
Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer for Regional Sales Operations (Japan) -Deputy Chief Operating  Officer for Regional Sales  Operations (Japan)
-General Manager,  Automobile Sales  Operations for Regional  Sales Operations(Japan)
-General Manager of  Aftermarket Operations for  Regional Sales Operations  (Japan)
-General Manager of ASIMO  Business Office in Regional  Sales Operations (Japan)
Gen TSUJII
Operating Officer
- -Production Operations,
-General Manager,  Automobile Production   Planning Office
-President and Director of  Honda Engineering Co., Ltd.
Hideki OKADA
Operating Officer
Executive Vice President, American Honda Motor Co., Inc. -General Manager, Regional  Operation Planning Office  (North America)
-Executive Vice President, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.
Tsuneo TANAI
Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer
for Automobile Operations
President and Director of Honda of America Mfg., Inc.
Yoshiyuki MATSUMOTO
Operating Officer
General Manager,
Suzuka Factory,
Production Operations
General Manager,
Automobile Products for Automobile Operations
Eiji OKAWARA
Operating Officer
-President and Director of
Honda Engineering Co., Ltd.
-President, Guangzhou Honda Automobile Co., Ltd.
-Production for Regional  Operations (China)
Ko KATAYAMA
Operating Officer
General Manager,
Saitama Factory,
Production Operations
General Manager,
Manufacturing Division. Director,
Honda Canada Inc
Yoshi YAMANE
Operating Officer
-Project Leader of a Company  Project
-Production for Regional  Operations (China)
Project Leader of a Company Project


Newly Appointed Operating Officers (Effective as of the date of regularly scheduled general shareholders' meeting in late June, 2009)
Name Responsibilities as of April 1 Current Responsibilities
Hiroshi SASAMOTO General Manager, Manufacturing Division.
Director, Honda Canada Inc
President and Director of Honda Manufacturing of Alabama, LLC
Chitoshi YOKOTA General Manager, Automobile Products for Automobile Operations Operating Officer of Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
Michimasa FUJINO President of Honda Aircraft Company, Inc. President of Honda Aircraft Company, Inc.


Retiring Operating Officers (To retire on the same day as regularly scheduled general shareholders' meeting in late June, 2009)
Takashi YAMAMOTO Current title:  Managing Officer
Hiroshi OSHIMA Current title:  Managing Officer
Gen TSUJII Current title:  Operating Officer

Mr. Takashi Yamamoto is to become President and Director of Yutaka Giken Co., Ltd., Mr. Hiroshi Oshima is to become President and Director of Mobilityland Corporation and Mr. Gen Tsujii is to become Executive Vice President of Yachiyo Industry Co., Ltd.



Changes in Corporate Auditor (Pending approval at regularly scheduled general shareholders' meeting in late June, 2009)
Name New Title Current Title
Hideki OKADA Corporate Auditor Operating Officer


Retiring Corporate Auditors (To retire on the same day as regularly scheduled general shareholders' meeting in June, 2009)
Shinichi SAKAMOTO
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