Renesas Electronics Announces Change in Representative Director

01 Apr 2015

TOKYO, Japan, April 1, 2015 — Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723, Renesas), a premier supplier of advanced semiconductor solutions, today made the following decisions at the meeting of the Board of Directors held on April 1, on the nomination of part of the candidates for the Member of the Board to be submitted for approval at the Ordinary General Shareholders’ Meeting in June 2015, and the change in its Representative Director to become effective at a meeting of the Board of Directors scheduled after the Ordinary General Shareholders’ Meeting.

 

1. Reason for the Change

Having achieved a remarkable success on its structural reforms based on the Group’s Reform Plan, Renesas is now focusing on strengthening its ability to offer semiconductor solutions globally in order to achieve future growth. To further accelerate these efforts will require a new leader possessing abundant knowledge and experience. A decision has therefore been made to appoint a new Representative Director, Chairman and CEO, subject to approval by the Ordinary General Shareholders’ Meeting and the Board of Directors. By changing the gears toward growth under new leadership, Renesas aims to increase its corporate value still further.

 

2. Outline of the Change

Name New Title Current title
Takao Endo Representative Director, Chairman and CEO Executive Adviser to CEO
Hisao Sakuta Resign Representative Director, Chairman and CEO

3. Brief Biography of the New Representative Director

Name
Takao Endo
Date of Birth
January 19, 1954
No. of shares held
None
1977.4
Joined IBM Japan
1999.1
General Manager, Industrial & Distribution Sector Services, IBM Japan
2001.3
Board of Director, IBM Japan
2004.3
Managing Director, IBM Japan
2008.6
President and CEO, Oracle Japan & Senior Vice President, Oracle Corporation
2008.8
Representative Executive Officer and CEO, Oracle Japan
2013.8
Chairman, Oracle Japan & Senior Vice President, Oracle Corporation
2014.5
President and CEO, Asurion Japan Holdings
2015.4
Executive Adviser to CEO, Renesas Electronics Corporation

4. Schedule

The nomination of a candidate of the Member of the Board is planned to be approved at the Ordinary General Shareholders’ Meeting scheduled in June 2015. The new Member of the Board will then be officially appointed as Representative Director at a meeting of the Board of Directors held afterward. Note that any additional executive personnel changes will be announced once confirmed information is available.

 

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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