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Japan
February 22, 2013

Notice Concerning Management Changes

The Board of Directors of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (the "Company"), at its meeting held on February 22, 2013, has decided on changes in its Representative Director and Operating Officers as of April 1, 2013 and has decided on a plan for changes in its Directors and Corporate Auditors as of June 2013. Those changes as of June 2013 are subject to approval at the General Meeting of Shareholders of the Company scheduled to be held in June 2013.

Particulars

1. Planned change in Representative Director (as of April 1, 2013)

Representative Director to be newly appointed

Name New Title Current Title
Fumihiko Ike Chairman and Representative Director Senior Managing Officer and Director

2. Planned changes in Operating Officers (as of April 1, 2013)

Operating Officers to change titles

Name New Title Current Title
Sho Minekawa Senior Managing Officer Managing Officer
Masahiro Yoshida Managing Officer and Director Operating Officer and Director
Katsushi Watanabe Managing Officer Operating Officer
Chitoshi Yokota Managing Officer Operating Officer

Operating Officer to be newly appointed

Name Current Title
Noriya Kaihara General Manager of Automobile Quality Assurance Division

3. Planned changes in Directors and Corporate Auditors (as of June 2013)

Directors to be newly appointed

Name New Title Title as of April 1, 2013
Kohei Takeuchi Operating Officer and Director Operating Officer
Shinji Aoyama Operating Officer and Director Operating Officer
Noriya Kaihara Operating Officer and Director Operating Officer

Directors to retire

Name Title as of April 1, 2013
Tatsuhiro Oyama Senior Managing Officer and Director
Tomohiko Kawanabe Senior Managing Officer and Director

Corporate Auditor to be newly appointed

Name Current Title
Kunio Endo President and Director of American Honda Finance Corporation
President and Director of Honda Canada Finance Inc.

Corporate Auditor to retire

Name Current Title
Hideki Okada Corporate Auditor