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February 23, 2016

Notice Concerning Management Changes

February 23, 2016 - The Board of Directors of Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (the “Company”), at its meeting held on February 23, 2016, has decided on changes in its Operating Officers as of April 1, 2016 and its Directors as of June 2016. Those changes in its Directors as of June 2016 are subject to approval at the General Meeting of Shareholders of the Company scheduled to be held in June 2016 and/or decision at the meeting of the Board of Directors to be held immediately thereafter.

Particulars:

1.    Planned Changes in Directors

<As of June 2016>

Changes in Representative Director

Name New Title Current Title
Seiji Kuraishi Executive Vice President, Executive Officer and Representative Director Managing Officer

Mr. Seiji Kuraishi is to become a Senior Managing Officer in April 1, 2016.
Mr. Seiji Kuraishi is also one of the candidates (along with those mentioned hereafter) to be newly appointed Directors, subject to approval at the General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled to be held in June 2016.

Representative Directors to retire

Name Current Title
Fumihiko Ike Chairman and Representative Director
Tetsuo Iwamura Executive Vice President, Executive Officer and Representative Director

Directors (not including Representative Director) to be newly appointed

Name New Title Current Title and background
Takashi Sekiguchi Managing Officer and Director Managing Officer
Motoki Ozaki Director Director, Member of the Board, Member of the Audit Committee,
NOMURA SECURITIES CO., LTD.;
President and Representative Director, The Kao Foundation for Arts and Sciences;
President, Kigyo Mecenat Kyogikai, Association for Corporate Support
of the Arts;
President, New National Theatre Foundation;
Former Chairman of the Board, Kao Corporation
Kazuhiro Odaka Operating Officer and Director Operating Officer

Mr. Motoki Ozaki is a candidate for the outside Director defined under the provision of the Companies Act.

Directors to retire

Name Current Title
Koichi Fukuo Senior Managing Officer and Director
Masahiro Yoshida Managing Officer and Director
Nobuo Kuroyanagi Director

Mr. Masahiro Yoshida is a candidate to be newly appointed a Corporate Auditor, subject to approval at the General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled to be held in June 2016.

2. Planned changes in Corporate Auditors

<As of June 2016>

Corporate Auditor to be newly appointed

Name New Title Current Title
Masahiro Yoshida Corporate Auditor Managing Officer and Director

Corporate Auditor to retire

Name Current Title
Masaya Yamashita Corporate Auditor

3. Planned changes in Operating Officers

<As of April 1, 2016>

Operating Officers to change titles

Name New Title Current Title
Seiji Kuraishi Senior Managing Officer Managing Officer
Kohei Takeuchi Senior Managing Officer Managing Officer
Michimasa Fujino Managing Officer Operating Officer

Operating Officers to be newly appointed

Name New Title Current Title
Soichi Yamamoto Operating Officer General Manager, Sayama Automobile Plant, Saitama Factory, Automobile Production, 
Regional Operations(Japan)
Katsushi Inoue Operating Officer President and Chief Executive Officer, Honda Cars India Ltd.
Kimiyoshi Teratani Operating Officer President, Honda Cars Tokyo Chuo, Inc. 
Asako Suzuki Operating Officer President, Dongfeng Honda Automobile Co., Ltd.

<As of June 2016>

Officers to retire

Name Current Title
Tetsuo Iwamura Executive Vice President and Executive Officer
Sho Minekawa Senior Managing Officer
Koichi Fukuo Senior Managing Officer
Takuji Yamada Senior Managing Officer
Ko Katayama Managing Officer
Masahiro Yoshida Managing Officer
Chitoshi Yokota Managing Officer

Mr. Masahiro Yoshida is a candidate to be newly appointed a Corporate Auditor, subject to approval at the General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled to be held in June 2016.
Mr. Chitoshi Yokota is expected to assume the office of President and Chief Executive Officer of Keihin Corporation as of June 2016.