Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. : Notice regarding the Change of President & Representative Director and Executive Officers

December 1, 2017

It is hereby notified that Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. (“the Company”) resolved the change of its President & Representative Director and Executive Officers as of January 1, 2018 as described below.

The above mentioned change of the President and & Representative Director will be officially resolved at the General Meeting of Shareholders, which is scheduled to be held on December 27, 2017 and the Meeting of the Board of Directors of the Company immediately thereafter.

( )Indicates the current position as of December 1, 2017


1.Appointment of a newly elected President & Representative Director

Yoshihiro MURAKAMI(President, Skin Care Business, Global, Kao Corporation)

2.Resignation of President & Representative Director
Masumi NATSUSAKA (President, Representative Director)

3.Other changes regarding Executive Officers
1)Promotion of the Executive Officer
To the Position of Managing Executive Officer Yasushi NAKAMURA (Executive Officer, Senior Vice President, East Asia Region) [President, Kanebo Cosmetics (China) Co., Ltd.] [Member of the Board, Vice President, Cosmetic Business, Kao (China) Holding Co., Ltd.]

2)Appointment of a newly elected Executive Officer
Shinji KASUGA (Senior Director, Marketing-Mass Market Brands)

3)Resignation of Executive Officers
Nobuaki KONISHI (Executive Officer, President, Marketing)
Toyonobu KAWA (Executive Officer, Senior Director, Customer Care)

4.Executive Officers as of January 1, 2018
*Indicates only our company duties


President
Yoshihiro MURAKAMI

Managing Executive Officer
Yasushi AOKI
Senior Vice President, Human Capital Development

Managing Executive Officer
Kouzou FUKUDA
Senior Vice President, Management Planning, Responsible for TCR Activities

Managing Executive Officer
Yasushi NAKAMURA
Senior Vice President, East Asia Region, [President, Kanebo Cosmetics (China) Co., Ltd.]

Executive Officer
Kouji HAGIWARA
Vice President, Human Capital Development

Executive Officer
Kenji KODAMA
Senior Vice President, Product Development

Executive Officer
Kasumi OKAZAKI
Senior Vice President, Beauty Research & Training

Executive Officer
Akiyoshi OTSUKA
Senior Vice President, International Business

Executive Officer
Shuji TAGATA
Senior Vice President, Quality Assurance

Executive Officer
Shinji KASUGA
President, Marketing

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