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February 21, 2012

Notice Concerning Management Changes

February 21, 2012 – The Board of Directors of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (the “Company”), at its meeting held on February 21, 2012 has decided on changes of Operating Officers as of April 1, 2012 and has decided a plan for changes to its management as of late June 2012.  Those changes as of late June 2012 are subject to approval at the General Meeting of Shareholders of the Company scheduled to be held in late June 2012 and/or decision at the meeting of the Board of Directors to be held immediately thereafter.

Particulars

1. Planned changes in Operating Officers (as of April 1, 2012)

Operating Officers to change titles

Name New Title Current Title
Tetsuo Iwamura Executive Vice President and Executive Officer Senior Managing Officer
Takashi Yamamoto Senior Managing Officer Managing Officer
Hidenobu Iwata Senior Managing Officer Managing Officer
Yoshiharu Yamamoto Senior Managing Officer and Director Managing Officer and Director
Takuji Yamada Managing Officer and Director Operating Officer and Director
Masahiro Takedagawa Managing Officer Operating Officer
Yoshiyuki Matsumoto Managing Officer Operating Officer
Ko Katayama Managing Officer Operating Officer

Operating Officers to be newly appointed

Name Current Title
Naoto Matsui General Manager of Purchasing Division 2 in Purchasing Operations
Mitsugu Matsukawa General Manager of Hamamatsu Factory of Production Operations
Shinji Aoyama General Manager of Motorcycle Business Planning Office for Motorcycle Operations

2. Planned changes in Representative Director, Directors and Corporate Auditors (as of late June 2012)

Planned changes in Directors (as of late June 2012)

Directors to be newly appointed

Name New Title Title as of April 1, 2012
Tetsuo Iwamura Executive Vice President, Executive Officer and Representative Director Executive Vice President and Executive Officer
Takashi Yamamoto Senior Managing Officer and Director Senior Managing Officer
Yuji Shiga Operating Officer and Director Operating Officer

Directors to retire

Name New Title Title as of April 1, 2012
Koichi Kondo   Chairman and Representative Director
Akio Hamada   Executive Vice President, Executive Officer and Representative Director
Takuji Yamada Managing Officer Managing Officer and Director

Planned changes in Corporate Auditors (as of late June 2012)

Corporate Auditors to be newly appointed

Name Present Post/Previous Post
Masaya Yamashita Managing Officer
Toshiaki Hiwatari Former Prosecutor General
Attorney-at-law
Advisor of TMI Associates

Mr. Toshiaki Hiwatari is expected to be an outside corporate auditor as provided for in the Company Law.

Corporate Auditors to retire

Name Present Post
Toru Onda Corporate Auditor
Fumihiko Saito Corporate Auditor

Planned change in Operating Officer (as of late June 2012)

Operating Officer to retire

Name Current Title
Takashi Nagai Operating Officer

Mr. Takashi Nagai is expected to take office as President and Representative Director of Honda Logistics Inc.

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