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January 29, 2009
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 as of April1, 2009.
    1. Eiichi Suzuki, Yoichi Hasegawa, Tetsuo Shiota and Katsue Yoshida will resign from this responsibility.
    2. Toshinori Morita and Takashi Saeki will assume this responsibility
  2. Change of Executive Officers
    1. Retirement as of March 31, 2009
      Present Position Name Scheduled New position
      Vice President Eiichi Suzuki Continue as Director of "K" Line
      Senior Executive
      Officer
      Yoichi Hasegawa Continue as Director of "K" Line and will assume Advisor
      of Taiyo Nippon Kisen Co., Ltd.
      Senior Executive
      Officer
      Tetsuo Shiota Continue as Director of "K" Line
      Senior Executive
      Officer
      Katsue Yoshida Continue as Director of "K" Line and will assume CEO of "K"
      Line Offshore AS
      Managing Executive
      Officer
      Shigeru Soda Advisor of "K" Line
      Managing Executive
      Officer
      Tsutsumi Norio Continue as Director of "K" Line
      Managing Executive
      Officer
      Shigenori Ishii Will assume Advisor of Kawasaki Kinkai Kisen
      Managing Executive
      Officer
      Kozo Eguchi Continue as Director of "K" Line and will assume Managing
      Director of Daito Corporation
    2. New Appointment as of April 1, 2009
      New Position Name Present Position
      Executive Officer Kenjiro Takenaga General Manager, Environment Management Division
      Executive Officer Yoshiyuki Aoki "K" Line (Europe) Limited
      Executive Officer Masaru Fukuzawa General Manager, Nagoya Branch
      Executive Officer Tsuyoshi Yamauchi General Manager, Corporate Planning Group
      Executive Officer Takashi Yamaguchi General Manager, Car Carrier Business Group
      Executive Officer Eiji Kadono General Manager, Marine Safety Administration Group
    3. Promotion of Executive Officers as of April 1, 2009
      New Position Name Present Position
      Vice President & Board Member Toshio Shimizu Senior Executive Officer
      Senior Executive Officer & Board Member Toshinori Morita Managing Executive Officer
      Senior Executive Officer Eiichi Muarakami Managing Executive Officer
      Senior Executive Officer Yoshikazu Minagawa Managing Executive Officer
      Senior Executive Officer Jiro Asakura Managing Executive Officer
      Senior Executive Officer & Board Member Takashi Saeki Managing Executive Officer
      Senior Executive Officer Eizo Murakami Managing Executive Officer
      Managing Executive Officer & Board Member Keisuke Yoshida Executive Officer
      Managing Executive Officer Kiyoshi Terashima Executive Officer
      Managing Executive Officer Masami Sasaki Executive Officer
      Managing Executive Officer & Board Member Takashi Torizumi Executive Officer

I. The list of responsibilities of Executive Officers scheduled on and after April 1, 2009.
Please refer to Attachment 1.

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