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Honda Announces Management Changes

TOKYO, Japan, February 22, 2010 – 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 2010.

Changes in Board Members (Pending appointment at the board of directors meeting, in late June, 2010)
Name New Title Current Title
Tatsuhiro OYAMA Senior Managing Director Managing Director
Tomohiko KAWANABE Managing Director Senior Managing Director,
Honda R&D Co., Ltd.


Newly Appointed Directors (Pending election by the resolution at regularly scheduled general shareholders' meeting in late June, 2010)
Name New Title Current Title
Tomohiko KAWANABE Managing Director Senior Managing Director,
Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
Masahiro YOSHIDA Director Operating Officer
Seiji KURAISHI Director Operating Officer


Retiring Directors (To retire at regularly scheduled general shareholders' meeting in late June, 2010)
Satoshi AOKI Current title: Chairman of the Board of Directors Meetings
Atsuyoshi HYOGO Current title: Senior Managing Director
Mikio YOSHIMI Current title: Senior Managing Director
Hiroshi SODA Current title: Director

Mr. Hiroshi SODA is to be appointed as an Executive Vice President of Honda North America, Inc.


Changes in Responsibilities of Board Members (Effective as of April 1, 2010)
Name and Title New Responsibilities Current Responsibilities
Takanobu ITO President and Chief Executive Officer -President and Chief Executive Officer
-President and Director of Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
Koichi KONDO -Executive Vice President
-Compliance Officer, Government and Industrial Affairs
Executive Vice President
Atsuyoshi HYOGO Senior Managing Director -Senior Managing Director
-Chief Operating Officer for Regional Operations (China)
-President of Honda Motor (China) Investment Corporation, Ltd.
Mikio YOSHIMI Senior Managing Director -Senior Managing Director
-Compliance Officer, Government and Industrial Affairs
Tatsuhiro OYAMA -Managing Director
-Chief Operating Officer for Motorcycle Operations
-Chief Officer for Driving Safety Promotion Center
-Managing Director
-Chief Operating Officer for Motorcycle Operations
Hiroshi SODA Director -Director
-Chief Operating Officer for Business Support Operations,
-Chief Officer for Driving Safety Promotion Center
- Corporate Communications


Responsibility of to be Appointed Director (Effective as of April 1, 2010)
Name New Responsibility Current Responsibility
Tomohiko KAWANABE President and Director of Honda R&D Co., Ltd. Senior Managing Director, Honda R&D Co., Ltd.


Changes in Operating Officer (Pending appointment at the board of directors meeting, in late June, 2010)
Name New Title Current Title
Manabu NISHIMAE Managing Officer Operating Officer
Koichi FUKUO Managing Officer Operating Officer


Changes in Responsibilities of Operating Officers (Effective as of April 1, 2010)
Name New Responsibilities Current Responsibilities
Manabu NISHIMAE CIS countries, the Middle & Near East and Africa for Regional Operations (Europe, the Middle & Near East and Africa) President and Director of Honda Canada Inc.
Masahiro TAKEDAGAWA President and Director of Honda Canada Inc. -President and Director of Honda Siel Cars India Limited
-President and Director of Honda Motor India Private Ltd.
Masahiro YOSHIDA Chief Operating Officer for Business Support Operations General Manager of Hamamatsu Factory
Seiji KURAISHI -Chief Operating Officer for Regional Operations (China)
-President of Honda Motor (China) Investment Corporation, Ltd.
President of Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Ltd.
Takashi NAGAI -President and Director of Honda Siel Cars India Limited
-President and Director of Honda Motor India Private Ltd.
Executive Vice President of Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
Toshiaki MIKOSHIBA President & Director of Honda Motor RUS LLC -Russia and other CIS countries for Regional Operations (Europe, the Middle & Near East and Africa)
-Executive Vice President and Director of Honda Motor Europe Limited
-President and Director of Honda Motor RUS LLC