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TDK Announces Changes of Directors, Corporate Auditors and Corporate Officers

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May 8, 2009

TDK Corporation today announced that its Board of Directors has resolved to make the following changes to its Directors, Corporate Auditors and Corporate Officers.
The appointments of Directors and Corporate Auditors are subject to Shareholder approval at the General Shareholders Meeting to be held on June 26, 2009. 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
     
    Shinichi Araya
    Senior Vice President,
    General Manager of the Capacitors Business Group
     
    Yukio Yanase
    Director, Representative Executive Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer,
    ORIX Corporation
    Retiring Director
     
    Shinji Yoko
    Director, Senior Vice President
     
    Minoru Takahashi
    Director, Senior Vice President
  2. Corporate Auditors (new appointment and resignation)
    Corporate Auditor Candidate
     
    Osamu Nakamoto
    Attorney-at-law, Nakamoto Law Office
    Outside Corporate Auditor, Mitsui-Soko Co., Ltd.
    Outside Corporate Auditor, Foster Electric Company, Limited
    Retiring Corporate Auditor
     
    Yukio Yanase
    Director, Representative Executive Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer,
    ORIX Corporation
  3. Corporate Officers
    Corporate Officer Candidates
     
    Hiroyuki Uemura
    General Manager of the Magnetics Business Group
     
    Robin Zeng
    General Manager of the Energy Devices Business Div.
     
    Seiji Osaka
    General Manager of the Corporate Planning Dept.
     
    Masataka Kajiya
    Deputy General Manager of the Electronic Components Sales & Marketing Group and General Manager of the Sales Div. 3
    Changes in Corporate Officer Positions and Responsibility
      New Position Former Position
    Kenichiro Fujihara Senior Vice President,
    General Manager of the Electronic Components Sales & Marketing Group and General Manager of the Sales Div. 4
    Corporate Officer,
    Deputy General Manager of the Electronic Components Sales & Marketing Group and General Manager of the Sales Div. 4
    Retiring Corporate Officers
     
    Shinji Yoko
    Senior Vice President
     
    Minoru Takahashi
    Senior Vice President
New Executive Lineup

As a result of the above changes, the new executive lineup as of June 26, 2009 will be as follows.

Directors
Representative Director Hajime Sawabe
Representative Director Takehiro Kamigama
Director Seiji Enami
Director Yasuhiro Hagihara*
(Senior Counsel, Squire Sanders Gaikokuho Kyodo Jigyo Horitsu Jimusho)
Director Kenichi Mori*
(Professor, Tokyo University of Science Graduate School of Management of Science and Technology)
Director Shinichi Araya
Director Yukio Yanase*
(Director, Representative Executive Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer, ORIX Corporation)
  * Outside Directors
Corporate Auditors
Corporate Auditor Masaaki Miyoshi
Corporate Auditor Noboru Hara
Corporate Auditor Kaoru Matsumoto*
(Certified Public Accountant, Matsumoto & Co.
Outside Director, Foster Electric Company, Limited)
Corporate Auditor Ryoichi Ohno*
(Director, Chief Financial Officer, Prudential Holdings of Japan, Inc.
Director(Part-time), The Prudential Life Insurance Company, Ltd.)
Corporate Auditor Osamu Nakamoto*
(Attorney-at-law, Nakamoto Law Office
Outside Corporate Auditor, Mitsui-Soko Co., Ltd.
Outside Corporate Auditor, Foster Electric Company, Limited)
  *Outside Corporate Auditors
Corporate Officers
Chairman Hajime Sawabe
President and CEO Takehiro Kamigama
Executive Vice President Seiji Enami
Senior Vice President Takeshi Nomura
Senior Vice President Takaya Ishigaki
Senior Vice President Raymond Leung
Senior Vice President Shiro Nomi
Senior Vice President Shinichi Araya
Senior Vice President Takeo Suzuki
Senior Vice President Kenichiro Fujihara
Corporate Officer Shinya Yoshihara
Corporate Officer Atsuo Kobayashi
Corporate Officer Junji Yoneyama
Corporate Officer Hiroyuki Uemura
Corporate Officer Robin Zeng
Corporate Officer Seiji Osaka
Corporate Officer Masataka Kajiya

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

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