09 May 2013
TOKYO, Japan, May 9, 2013 — Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723, Renesas), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, made the following decisions at a meeting of the Board of Directors held today on the nomination of part of a candidate for the Member of the Board to be submitted for approval at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders held in June 2013 and the changes in its Representative Directors as well as the titles to be officially appointed at a meeting of the Board of Directors scheduled after the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders.
1. Purpose of the Change in Representative Director and the Titles
Renesas has been pursuing the establishment of a robust and profitable structure by engaging in structural reforms. At the same time, as announced on December 10, 2012, in “Renesas Electronics Announces Share Issue through Third-party Allotment, and Change in Major Shareholders, Largest Shareholder who is a Major Shareholder, Parent Company and Other Related Companies”, Renesas also plans to boost its capital for implementing growth investments in focused areas securing the recovery of its business performance along with establishing a financial base that is resistant to drastic market changes.
Under such circumstances, Renesas resolved the nomination of Representative Director, Chairman and CEO as well as the changes in the titles of its Representative Directors at a meeting of the Board of Directors held today, on the condition that the official appointment will be made after approvals at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders and a meeting of the Board of Directors held in June 2013, with the aim of strengthening the management structure intended for an earlier recovery of business performance and future growth.
2. Outline of the Changes
|Name||New Position and Title||Former Position and Title|
|Hisao Sakuta||Representative Director, Chairman and CEO||Chairman of the Board of Directors, OMRON Corporation*|
|Tetsuya Tsurumaru||Representative Director, President and COO||Representative Director, President|
*Note: Hisao Sakuta is scheduled to retire from the Director of OMRON Corporation after the company's Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders on June 20, 2013.
3. Biography of the New Representative Director
Date of Birth
|Biography||Number of Renesas' Shares Held|
September 6, 1944
|April 1968||Joined OMRON Corporation||0 shares|
|September 1987||Manager, Business Management Department, Automotive Electronic Components Division, Control Components Divisions HQ|
|September 1989||General Manager, Temperature Control Components Devices Division, Control Components Divisions HQ|
|September 1992||Senior General Manager, Strategy Planning Division,Industrial Business Group|
|June 1995||Director, OMRON Corporation|
|June 1999||Managing Officer, Omron Corporation Senior General Manager, Corporate Planning Division|
|June 2001||Senior Managing Officer, Omron Corporation Company President, Electronic Components Business Company|
|June 2003||CEO and Representative Director, OMRON Corporation|
|June 2012||to present Chairman of the BOD|
The nomination of a candidate of the Member of the Board is planned to be approved at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled in June 2013. Then the new Member of the Board will be officially appointed as a Representative Director at a meeting of the Board of Directors after the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders.
Other executive personnel changes excluding the above will be announced soon after decided.
About Renesas Electronics Corporation
Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723) delivers trusted embedded design innovation with complete semiconductor solutions that enable billions of connected, intelligent devices to enhance the way people work and live. A global leader in microcontrollers, analog, power, and SoC products, Renesas provides comprehensive solutions for a broad range of automotive, industrial, home electronics, office automation, and information communication technology applications that help shape a limitless future. Learn more at renesas.com.
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