Notice of Change of Representative Directors' Positions

Please be advised that the Board of Directors of Komatsu Ltd. (hereinafter "Komatsu") made a resolution concerning the change of representative directors' positions as follows in the Board meeting held today (February 12, 2016).

1. Reason(s) for the Change

Kunio Noji, currently Representative Director and Chairman of the Board, is going to resign from the position of Representative Director after servicing in the current position for 3 years (April 2013). Accordingly, the execution of management duties will be more centered on the President and other members of the Board, while he will be able to further strengthen the corporate governance of Komatsu as his duties will be more clearly defined as supervision of management execution. Along with this change concerning Kunio Noji, the Board of Directors resolved to appoint Mikio Fujitsuka, currently Director and Senior Executive Officer, as Executive Vice President and assign him to the position of Representative Director.

2. Names and New Positions

Tetsuji Ohashi, currently President and Chief Executive Officer, will continue to serve in the same position. As a result, Tetsuji Ohashi and Mikio Fujitsuka will both serve as Komatsu's representative directors.

3. Curriculum Vitae of the New Representative Director

New Title Executive Vice President
Name: Mikio Fujitsuka
Date of Birth: March 13, 1955
Birthplace: Hiroshima Prefecture
Education: Bachelor of Arts in Economics from School of Political Science and Economics, Waseda University in 1977
Business Career: April 2016 Executive Vice President
April 2013 Took Office as Director and Senior Executive Officer (current)
June 2011 Took Office as Director and Senior Executive Officer
April 2011 CFO (current)
April 2010 Took Office as Senior Executive Officer
February 2009 General Manager of Corporate Planning Division and President of Global Retail Finance Business Division
April 2008 President of Global Retail Finance Business Division and President and Representative Director of Komatsu Business Support Ltd.
April 2005 Took office as Executive officer
June 2001 General Manager of Corporate Controlling Department
July 1988 Komatsu Australia Pty,. Ltd. (until February 1994)
April 1977 Joined Komatsu Ltd.
Accounting Section, Administration Department of Awazu@Plant
The number of shares of common stock held by him: 34,600 shares (as of the date of submission)
Others: 1) Motto"Be Prepared"
2) Family Married with 2 Children
3) Hobbies Supporting the Komatsu Women's Judo Club, Shopping, Walking

(Photo: Mikio Fujitsuka, Executive Vice President, Komatsu Ltd.)

Information in the news releases is current on the date of the announcement and is subject to change without notice.


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