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April 21, 2006
Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

Change in Top Management

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. ("K" Line) has decided in a board meeting held today on changes to its Board of Directors and its formation. These changes are subject to approval at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders and the following Board meeting on June 26, 2006.

I. The list of responsibilities of Executive Officers scheduled on and after June 26, 2006.

Please refer to Attachment 1.

II. The list of Directors & Corporate Auditors scheduled on and after June 26, 2006.

Please refer to Attachment 2.

III. Directors

1. Retirement/change of responsibilities

Present Position Name Scheduled new position
Managing Director Nobuya Kamisaka Continue President of "K" Line (Japan) Ltd.
Managing Director Fumito Kawamata Executive Vice President of International Transportation Service Inc.
Managing Director Mamoru Shozui Senior Managing Director of "K" Line Air Service, Ltd.
Managing Director Shigeru Soda Continue as Executive Officer of "K" Line
Managing Director Shigenori Ishii Continue as Executive Officer of "K" Line
Managing Director Yoshiyuki Ota Continue as Executive Officer of "K" Line
Director Hisashi Yasui Continue as Executive Officer of "K" Line
Director Toshio Suzuki Continue as Executive Officer of "K" Line
Director Takumi Yoshii Continue as Executive Officer of "K" Line
Director Kazuyuki Oda Continue as Executive Officer of "K" Line
Director Akira Otsu Continue as Executive Officer of "K" Line
Director Yoshikazu Minagawa Continue as Executive Officer of "K" Line
Director Jiro Asakura Continue as Executive Officer of "K" Line
Director Eizo Murakami Continue as Executive Officer of "K" Line

2. New appointment/Promotion

Name Present Position
Eiichi Suzuki President, Seagate Corporation Will serve as Advisor from May 12, 2006.
Keisuke Yoshida General Manager, Finance Group

3. Change of Representative Director

Yasuhide Sakinaga will resign from this responsibility (will keep assume Chairman of the Board)
Eiichi Suzuki will assume this responsibility

4. The present title of position of Senior Managing Director and Managing Director on the Board of Directors will be abolished.

IV. Lineup of Executive Officers ( *Board Member as well)

Title of Position Name
President & CEO * Hiroyuki Maekawa
Vice President & Assistant CEO * Eiichi Suzuki
Senior Executive Officer * Yoichi Hasegawa
Senior Executive Officer * Tetsuo Shiota
Senior Executive Officer * Katsue Yoshida
Senior Executive Officer * Toshio Shimizu
Managing Executive Officer * Satoru Kuboshima
Managing Executive Officer Shigeru Soda
Managing Executive Officer * Norio Tsutsumi
Managing Executive Officer * Toshinori Morita
Managing Executive Officer Shigenori Ishii
Managing Executive Officer Yoshiyuki Ota
Managing Executive Officer Toshio Suzuki
Managing Executive Officer * Kozo Eguchi
Managing Executive Officer Kazuyuki Oda
Managing Executive Officer Eiichi Murakami
Executive Officer Hisashi Yasui
Executive Officer Takumi Yoshii
Executive Officer Akira Otsu
Executive Officer Yoshikazu Minagawa
Executive Officer Jiro Asakura
Executive Officer * Takashi Saeki
Executive Officer Eizo Murakami
Executive Officer * Keisuke Yoshida

Remarks : Newly appointed/promoted
Eiichi Suzuki, President of Seagate Corporation will be appointed to Vice President & Assistant CEO
Eiichi Murakami, General Manager of Nagoya Branch will be promoted to Managing Executive Officer.
Keisuke Yoshida, General Manager of Finance Group and will be promoted to Executive Officer.
Toshio Suzuki, Director will be promoted to Managing Executive Officer.
Kozo Eguchi, Director will be promoted to Managing Executive Officer.
Kazuyuki Oda, Director will be promoted to Managing Executive Officer.

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