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TDK Announces Changes of Directors, Company Auditors and Corporate Officers

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April 27, 2011

TDK Corporation today announced that its Board of Directors has resolved to make the following changes to its Directors, Company Auditors and Corporate Officers.
The appointments of Directors and Company Auditors are subject to Shareholders Meeting to be held on June 29, 2011. The appointments of Corporate Officers are subject to Board approval at the meeting of the Board of Directors following the General Shareholders Meeting.

  1. Directors (new appointment and resignation)
    Director Candidate

    Ryoichi Ohno
    Representative Director and CFO of Prudential Holdings of Japan, Inc.
    Director (Part-time) of The Prudential Life Insurance Company, Ltd.
    Retiring Director

    Yasuhiro Hagihara
    Senior Counsel of Squire Sanders Miki Yoshida Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo Horitsu Tokkyo Jimusho
  2. Company Auditors (new appointment and resignation)
    Company Auditor Candidates

    Osamu Yotsui
    General Manager of Management Review & Support Dept.

    Koichi Masuda
    Advisor of The Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants
    Outside Company Auditor of Enterprise Turnaround Initiative Corporation of Japan
    Outside Company Auditor of NKSJ Holdings, Inc.
    Outside Director of Eisai Co., Ltd.

    Makoto Sumita
    Representative Director of INNOTECH CORPORATION
    Director of IT Access Co., Ltd.

    Retiring Company Auditors

    Masaaki Miyoshi

    Kaoru Matsumoto
    C.P.A., Representative of Kaoru Matsumoto & Co.
    Outside Director of Foster Electric Company, Limited

    Ryoichi Ohno
    Representative Director and CFO of Prudential Holdings of Japan, Inc.
    Director (Part-time) of The Prudential Life Insurance Company, Ltd.

  3. Corporate Officers (new appointment and resignation)
    Corporate Officer Candidates

    Yoshiaki Hirota
    General Manager of Power Systems Business Group

    Noboru Saito
    Deputy General Manager of Europe Sales Division of TDK-EPC Electronic Components Sales & Marketing Group

    Gerhard Pegam
    Executive Vice President of TDK-EPC

    Takakazu Momozuka
    General Manager of Finance & Accounting Dept.

    Retiring Corporate Officer

    Hajime Sawabe
    Chairman

New Executive Lineup

As a result of the above changes, the new executive lineup as of June 29, 2011 will be as follows.

Directors
Director and Chairman
of the Board
Hajime Sawabe
Representative Director Takehiro Kamigama
Director Kenichi Mori*
(Professor at Tokyo University of Science, Graduate School of Innovation Studies)
Director Shinichi Araya
Director Yukio Yanase*
(Director, Vice Chairman of ORIX Corporation
Outside Director of Ubiteq, INC.)
Director Junji Yoneyama
Director Ryoichi Ohno*
(Representative Director and CFO of Prudential Holdings of Japan, Inc.
Director (Part-time) of The Prudential Life Insurance Company, Ltd.)
  * Outside Directors
Company Auditors
Company Auditor Noboru Hara
Company Auditor Osamu Yotsui
Company Auditor Osamu Nakamoto*
(Representative of Nakamoto Law Office
Outside Company Auditor of Mitsui-Soko Co., Ltd.
Outside Company Auditor of Foster Electric Company, Limited)
Company Auditor Koichi Masuda*
(Advisor of The Japanese Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Outside Company Auditor of Enterprise Turnaround Initiative Corporation of Japan
Outside Company Auditor of NKSJ Holdings, Inc.
Outside Director of Eisai Co., Ltd.)
Company Auditor Makoto Sumita*
(Representative Director of INNOTECH CORPORATION
Director of IT Access Co., Ltd.)
  *Outside Company Auditors
Corporate Officers
President and CEO Takehiro Kamigama
Executive Vice President Raymond Leung
Senior Vice President Shinichi Araya
Senior Vice President Kenichiro Fujihara
Senior Vice President Atsuo Kobayashi
Senior Vice President Hiroyuki Uemura
Corporate Officer Takeshi Nomura
Corporate Officer Takaya Ishigaki
Corporate Officer Shinya Yoshihara
Corporate Officer Junji Yoneyama
Corporate Officer Robin Zeng
Corporate Officer Seiji Osaka
Corporate Officer Masataka Kajiya
Corporate Officer Kaoru Matsuoka
Corporate Officer Yoshiaki Hirota
Corporate Officer Noboru Saito
Corporate Officer Gerhard Pegam
Corporate Officer Takakazu Momozuka

For further information, contact Mr. Marukawa in the Corporate Communications Dept.
Tel.: 81-3-6778-1055
E-mail: pr@jp.tdk.com

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