Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. announces the following organizational and personnel changes

Organizational changes

1. Corporate Planning Control dissolved
The Corporate Planning Division will be separated from the Global Corporate Administrative Center in order to improve the speed and quality of management decision-making. The Center has consisted of General Affairs Control, Finance & Accounting Control and Corporate Planning Control. With this reorganization, the Corporate Planning Division will come under the direct control of the President. Meanwhile, two other Corporate Planning sectors — the Process & IT Division and Legal & Intellectual Property Division — will be transferred to Finance & Accounting Control and the General Affairs Control, respectively. Following these changes, Corporate Planning Control will be dissolved.

2. New functions for the Corporate Planning Division
In order to strengthen the role of the Corporate Planning Division to be operated under the direct control of the President, its functions will be reformed in several ways. Corporate PR activities of the Public Relations Division, budget management functions of the Finance & Accounting Division, the work of executive secretaries in the General Affairs Division, and the entire Brand Management Division will all be transferred to the Corporate Planning Division.

3. Public Relations Division dissolved; Advertising Division formed
Corporate PR activities previously conducted by the Public Relations Division will be assigned to the Corporate Planning Division, while the Public Relations Division’s information disclosure function will be transferred to the General Affairs Division. The rest of the Public Relations Division’s functions — advertising and product PR — will be integrated into the newly-formed Advertising Division, in a bid to enhance support for promotional operations. With these changes, the Public Relations Division will be dissolved.

4. Corporate Business Administration Division established
In order to revitalize the system of corporate and business management toward greater quality and efficiency, some functions of the Corporate Planning Division will be spun off into the newly-established Corporate Business Administration Division.

Change in duties of Executive Officer and other personnel changes

1. Change in duties of Executive Officer
(Name)
(New position)
(Current position)
Masahiro Takizawa Executive Officer, General
Manager of Corporate Planning
Division
Executive Officer, Senior General
Manager of Corporate Planning
Control, Global Corporate
Administrative Center and General
Manager of Corporate Planning
Division, Global Corporate
Administrative Center
2. Changes in duties of General Managers
(Name)
(New position)
(Current position)
Kenichiro Matsutake General Manager of Advertising
Division, Global Corporate
Administrative Center
Manager of Public Relations Division,
Global Corporate Administrative Center
Shinichiro Kimura General Manager of Corporate
Business Administration Division,
Global Corporate Administrative
Center
Senior Manager of Corporate
Planning Division, Global
Corporate Administrative Center
3. Personnel change in group company
(Name)
(New position)
(Current position)
Takashi Koike General Manager of RV Sales
Division, Motorcycle Business
Section, Motorcycle Business
Operations
Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.
Abbreviation:
RV: Recreational Vehicle

Major business lines of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.:

Import and sale of Yamaha Motor products in the U.S.

Basic Organization Chart

New Organizational Chart (Effective December 15, 2009)