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June 25, 1999

Nissan Announces Top Management and Organization Changes

Tokyo --- Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. announced its new top management as approved at the General Stockholders' Meeting and officially appointed at the Board Members' Meeting held on June 25. The company also announced the new responsibilities of executives effective July 1, 1999.


1. The members of the board
* New appointment
Representative Board Member, Yoshikazu Hanawa

Chairman and President

*Representative Board Member Carlos Ghosn
Representative Board Member Kanemitsu Anraku
Board Member Hiroshi Moriyama
Board Member Hisayoshi Kojima
Board Member Itaru Koeda
Board Member Nobuo Okubo
Board Member Norio Matsumura
*Board Member Patrick Pélata
*Board Member Thierry Moulonguet


2. The corporate officers

(* appointed at the Board Members' Meeting following the General Stockholders' Meeting)
Yoshikazu Hanawa Chief Executive Officer
*Carlos Ghosn Chief Operating Officer
Kanemitsu Anraku Executive Vice President
Kensho Kusumi Executive Vice President
Hiroshi Moriyama Executive Vice President
Hisayoshi Kojima Executive Vice President
Itaru Koeda Executive Vice President
Nobuo Okubo Executive Vice President
Norio Matsumura Executive Vice President
*Patrick Pélata Executive Vice President
Akio Shinohara Senior Vice President
Akio Tenmei Senior Vice President
Toshinaga Koizumi Senior Vice President
Iwao Nakamura Senior Vice President
Hajime Kawasaki Senior Vice President
Yoshi Iwashita Senior Vice President
Shigeru Takagi Senior Vice President
*Thierry Moulonguet Senior Vice President
Nobuo Araki Senior Vice President
Masahiko Aoki Senior Vice President
Tadao Takahashi Senior Vice President
Ryoso Kodama Senior Vice President
*Eiichi Abe Senior Vice President
*Tetsuaki Abe Senior Vice President
*Kuniaki Sasaki Senior Vice President
*Akihiro Kojima Senior Vice President
*Ian Gibson Senior Vice President
*Takashi Kitajima Senior Vice President
*Shuji Yamagata Senior Vice President
*Eiji Imai Senior Vice President



3. Retired from the board

<Effective June 24>
Name and present position New position
Tetsuo Tabata
Board Member
To be appointed as President, Nissan Trading Co. Ltd.
Yukio Shimada
Board Member
To be appointed as EVP, Calsonic Corporation and Director, Kansei Corporation
Kazutaka Kobatake
Board Member
To be appointed as President, Nissan Shatai Co., Ltd.
Koichiro Fujii
Board Member
To be appointed as President, Nissan Prince Tokyo Sales Co., Ltd.
Susumu Miyata
Board Member
President, Ikeda Bussan Co., Ltd.
Minoru Nakamura
Board Member
To be appointed as President, Nissan Car Leasing Co., Ltd.
Masao Horie
Board Member
To be appointed as EVP, Nissan Diesel Motor Co., Ltd.
Shigeru Matsumoto
Board Member
EVP, Nissan Prince Osaka Sales Co., Ltd.
Shinsuke Okuno
Director
To be appointed as President, Vantec Corporation and
President, Overseas Air Cargo Co., Ltd.
Yasuhiko Nakagawa
Board Member
To be appointed as Senior Managing Director, Clarion Co., Ltd.
Toshisuke Fukuyoshi
Board Member
To be appointed as President, Yokohama Nissan Motor Co.,
Ltd.
Kiyoshi Ishibashi
Board Member
To be appointed as President, Transtechnology Co., Ltd.
Atsushi Fujii
Board Member
President, Xanavi Informatics Corporation


<Effective June 25> (except corporate officers newly appointed)
Name and present position New position
Yoshifumi Tsuji
Board Member, Chairman
Counselor, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Tsutomu Sawada
Board Member
To be appointed as senior executive of Renault
Kosei Minami
Board Member
Advisor, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Tadahiro Shirai
Board Member
Advisor, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
Yutaka Suzuki
Board Member
To be appointed as senior executive of Renault



4. Retired auditor

<Effective June 24>
Name and present position New position
Yasuhiko Misaka
Auditor
To be appointed as Auditor(full-time), Autech Japan, Inc.


5. New line-up of corporate officers and their responsibilities

Effective July 1, 1999
Name and Title Responsibilities
Yoshikazu Hanawa
Chief Executive Officer
Carlos Ghosn
Chief Operating Officer
TQM Promotion Dept.
Corporate Communications Dept.
Legal Dept.
Kamemitsu Anraku
Executive Vice President
Administration Group
Kensho Kusumi
Executive Vice President
External and Government Affairs Dept.
Hiroshi Moriyama
Executive Vice President
Domestic Marketing and Sales Group;
Marketing and Sales Planning Dept.
Parts Division
Hisayoshi Kojima
Executive Vice President
Manufacturing and Engineering Group
Powertrain Operations Group
Itaru Koeda
Executive Vice President
Purchasing Group
Nobuo Okubo
Executive Vice President
Technology and Engineering Development Group;
Resource Management Division;
GM, Resource Management Division
Norio Matsumura Overseas Operations Group;
Executive Vice President Americas Operations Division;
GM, Americas Operations Division
European Operations Division;
GM, European Operations Division
Patrick Pélata
Executive Vice President
Planning Group;
Corporate Planning Dept.
Design Division
Akio Shinohara
Aerospace Division;
Senior Vice President GM, Aerospace Division
Marine Division
Akio Tenmei
Senior Vice President
Nissan Business College
Nissan Institute of Mechanic and Business
Fleet Sales and Sales Promotion Dept.
Parts Division
TU-KA (Mobile Communications) Business Dept.
Toshinaga Koizumi
Senior Vice President
Overseas Operations Support Dept.
Middle East and Africa Operations Division;
GM, Middle East and Africa Operations Division
Iwao Nakamura
Senior Vice President
Customer Service Division
Vehicle Experiment Group
Environmental and Safety Engineering Dept.
Vehicle Engineering Division;
GM, Vehicle Engineering Division
Electronics Engineering Division;
GM, Electronics Engineering Division
Hajime Kawasaki
Senior Vice President
Tochigi Plant (Powertrain Operations Group)
Powertrain Operations Division;
GM, Powertrain Operations Division
Yokohama Plant
Iwaki Plant
Yoshi Iwashita
Senior Vice President
Overseas Planning Dept.
Asia and Oceania Operations Division;
GM, Asia and Oceania Operations Division
Chairman, Nissan Motor Co.(Australia)Pty.
Ltd.Chairman, Nissan Casting Australia Pty. Ltd.
Shigeru Takagi
Senior Vice President
Production Engineering Division;
GM, Production Engineering Division
Recycling Promotion Dept.
Thierry Moulonguet
Senior Vice President
Finance Dept.
Treasury Dept.
Cost and Profit Management Dept.
Internal Audit Room
Nobuo Araki
Senior Vice President
Chairman and President, Nissan North America, Inc.
Chairman, Nissan Canada Inc.
Chairman, Nissan Motor Manufacturing
Corp. U.S.A
Chairman, Nissan Mexicana S.A. de C.V.
Chairman, Nissan Motor Acceptance Corporation
Masahiko Aoki
Senior Vice President
Corporate Systems Planning Dept.
Business Systems Dept.
Digital Communication Office
General Support Dept.
Human Resources Development Dept.
GM, Human Resources Development Dept.
Tadao Takahashi
Senior Vice President
Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Division
GM, Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering
Division
Oppama Plant
Murayama Plan
Tochigi Plant (except Powertrain OperationsGroup)
Kyushu Plant
Ryoso Kodama
Senior Vice President
Industrial Machinery Division
GM, Industrial Machinery Division
Eiichi Abe
Senior Vice President
Nissan Research Center
GM, Nissan Research Center
Tetsuaki Abe
Senior Vice President
Used Car Operation Dept.
Service Development Dept.
Dealer Development and Support Dept.
Advertising Dept.
Domestic Product Planning and Marketing Dept.
Marketing and Sales Operation Support Dept.
Kuniaki Sasaki
Senior Vice President
Administration Dept. for Affiliated Companies
Akihiro Kojima
Senior Vice President
Dealer Support Dept. No.1
Dealer Support Dept. No.2
Dealer Support Dept. No.3
Dealer Support Administration Dept.
Marketing and Sales Promotion Dept. No.1
Marketing and Sales Promotion Dept. No.2
Ian Gibson
Senior Vice President
President, Nissan Europe N.V.
Chairman, Nissan Motor Manufacturing (UK) Ltd.
Chairman, Nissan Motor Ibérica, S.A.
Takashi Kitajima
Senior Vice President
Purchasing Administration Dept.;
GM, Purchasing Administration Dept.
Materials and Machinery Purchasing Dept.
Purchasing Engineering Support Dept.
Parts Purchasing Dept. No.1
Parts Purchasing Dept. No.2
Support/Services Purchasing Dept. No.1
Support/Services Purchasing Dept. No.2
Shuji Yamagata
Senior Vice President
Engineering System Dept.
Vehicle Development Division
Eiji Imai
Senior Vice President
Product Planning Division;
GM, Product Planning Division




6. Main Points of the Organizational Changes

The company will implement three major organizational changes effective July 1 with the aim of promoting various activities related to its global business reform and the alliance with Renault.

(1) Reorganization of product and design functions to create attractive products efficiently.

(2) Reorganization of product planning and manufacturing functions to achieve higher levels of QCD (quality, cost, and delivery), namely to improve quality, lower costs, and improve delivery.

(3) Reorganization of corporate planning and administrative functions to achieve a "small head office."


The main points of the changes are as follows.


(1) Reorganization of Product and Design Functions to Create Attractive Products Efficiently

Establishment of the New Planning Group

Product and market planning and design development functions will be separated from the Development Group and reorganized into a new Planning Group. This new structure will enable the company to create attractive products in a timely manner by unifying product planning and corporate planning functions.

A Product and Market Planning Division will be established to improve and strengthen product and market strategy planning functions by region and product strategy planning by vehicle class on a global level.

An Alliance Coordination Office will be established in the Corporate Planning Office. This new office will serve as the Nissan-side administrative office to manage the Global Alliance Committee (GAC) and Cross-Company Teams (CCT) that have been established to make the most of the synergy effects of the Nissan-Renault alliance.


(2) Reorganization of Product Planning and Manufacturing Functions to Achieve Higher Levels of QCD

1.Development Division, Production and Engineering Division, and Customer Service Division will be consolidated into a new Technology and Engineering Development Group

These divisions will be consolidated to further shorten development processes, reduce technical costs, and strengthen the quality assurance system.

To enhance the benefits of the consolidation, a new Resources Administration Division will be established to centralize control of management resources.

2.Establishment of New Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Division

A new Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Division will be established to unify the structure for administering global QCD functions, and the overseas support, maintenance engineering, and quality groups of the Production Engineering Division will be transferred to this new division.

3.Divisional integration of powertrain development - manufacturing functions

A new Powertrain Operations Group will be established to strengthen the product, cost, and quality competitiveness of powertrains, ensure timely supply of powertrains for vehicle production, and promote sales outside the company. With a newly established Powertrain Operations Division as the nucleus, the new operations group will be created to integrate development and production functions. This group will include the Yokohama Plant and Iwaki Plant.

4.Centralization of Purchasing Functions

Various purchasing functions (determination of prices and suppliers) currently being performed outside the Purchasing Division will be brought together to reduce costs throughout the company by taking advantage of the Purchasing DivisionÉÜs expertise in cutting costs.


(3) Reorganization of Corporate Planning and Administrative Functions to Achieve a "Small Head Office"

1.Reorganization of corporate planning and administrative functions

Business Reform Promotion Department and the property development work of the Administration Department will be integrated into a new Business Reform Group created in the Finance Department.

The Administration Department, Osaka Branch, and Kyushu Branch will be abolished and the various activities of these organizations will be transferred to other departments.

2.Promotion of outsourcing

Part of the work of the Business Reform Promotion Department, Finance Department, and Administration Department will be transferred to affiliated companies. Furthermore, part of the Human Resources Development Department and Nissan Technical College will be spun off to create new companies.

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