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December 24, 2010
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

Change of Representative Directors and Executive Officers

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("K" Line) has decided in a board meeting held today on changes of Representative Directors and Executive Officers.

  1. Change of Representative Directors
    (1) Hiroyuki Maekawa, Toshio Shimizu, Toshinori Morita and Yoshikazu Minagawa will resign from this responsibility as of March 31, 2011.
    (2) Takashi Torizumi will assume this responsibility as of April 1, 2011.
  2. Change of Executive Officers
    (1) Retirement as of March 31, 2011
    Present Position Name Scheduled New position
    Chairman Executive Officer Hiroyuki Maekawa  
    Vice President Executive Officer Toshio Shimizu Will assume Special Executive Advisor of "K" Line on June 24, 2011
    Senior Managing Executive Officer Toshinori Morita Will assume Preseident of Daito Corporation
    Senior Managing Executive Officer Yoshikazu Minagawa Will assume Managing Director of "K" Line Pte Ltd
    Managing Executive Officer Kiyoshi Terashima Will assume Managing Director of "K" Line Holding (Europe) Limited and Chief Executive Officer of "K" Line (Europe) Limited
    Executive Officer Masaru Fukuzawa Will assume Managing Director of Hokkai Transportation Co., Ltd.
    Executive Officer Tsuyoshi Yamauchi Will assume Managing Director of Taiyo Nippon Kisen Co., Ltd.

    (2) New Appointment as of April 1, 2011
    New Position Name Present Position
    Executive Officer Mitsuru Kochi Managing Director K Line (Thailand) Ltd.
    Executive Officer Yukio Toriyama General Manager, Port Business Group
    Executive Officer Kenji Sakamoto General Manager, Bulk Carrier Group
    Executive Officer Kazuhiko Harigai General Manager, Thermal Coal, Woodchip and Pulp Group
    Executive Officer Yukikazu Myochin General Manager, Containerships Strategic Group
  3. Promotion of Executive Officers as of April 1, 2011
    New Position Name Present Position
    Vice President Executive Officer Jiro Asakura Senior Managing Executive Officer
    Senior Managing Executive Officer Takashi Torizumi Managing Executive Officer
    Managing Executive Officer Toshiyuki Suzuki Executive Officer
    Managing Executive Officer Hiromichi Aoki Executive Officer

The list of Members of the Board and Executive Officers scheduled on and after April 1, 2011.

Please refer to Attachment 1 and 2.
Responsibilities of Executive Officers will be announced later.

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