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Management

President & CEO

Yoshinori Isozaki
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth August 9, 1953

April 1977 Joined the Company
March 2004 Director of San Miguel Corporation
March 2007 General Manager of Corporate Planning Dept. of the Company
March 2008 Executive Officer and General Manager of Corporate Planning Dept. of the Company
March 2009 Senior Executive Officer and General Manager of Corporate Planning Dept. of the Company
March 2010 Managing Director of the Company (resigned in March 2012)
March 2012 Representative Director and President & CEO of Kirin Brewery Company, Limited (resigned in January 2015)
January 2013 President & Chief Executive Officer of KIRIN Company, Limited (Present Position)
March 2015 President & Chief Executive Officer of the Company
(Present Position)
Reasons for nomination
Mr. Yoshinori Isozaki has worked in the areas of business development, overseas business, corporate planning, etc., since he joined the Company and has considerable business experiences and deep insight in the management of the Group. Since he took office as President & CEO of the Company in 2015, he has demonstrated strong leadership toward achieving the “New Kirin Group Vision 2021,” our long-term management vision, and ensured to promote management reform including enhancement of corporate governance. Based on the above, the Board has determined that he is suited to carry out the tasks needed for realizing the Company’s group strategy towards continuous improvement of corporate value and overseeing the entire Kirin Group.

Executive Vice President

Keisuke Nishimura
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth December 7, 1956

April 1980 Joined the Company
March 2007 Chairman and CEO of Kirin (China) Investment Co., Ltd
March 2009 Director of San Miguel Corporation
April 2009 Director and Executive Vice President of San Miguel Brewery Inc.
October 2011 Director of San Miguel Brewery Inc. (Present Position)
Executive Officer and General Manager of Strategy Planning Dept. of the Company
March 2012 Director of the Board of the Company
Director of China Resources Kirin Beverages (Greater China) Company, Limited (Present Position)
March 2014 Managing Director of the Company
March 2015 Representative Director of the Board, Senior Executive Officer of the Company
August 2015 Director & Vice Chairman of Myanmar Brewery Limited
April 2016 Director of Myanmar Brewery Limited (Present Position)
March 2017 Executive Vice President of the Company (Present Position)
Senior Executive Officer of KIRIN Company, Limited (Present Position)
Reasons for nomination
Mr. Keisuke Nishimura has worked in the areas of human resources management, corporate planning, overseas business, etc., since he joined the Company and has considerable business experiences and deep insight in the management of the Group. Since he took office as Director of the Board of the Company in 2012, he has been mainly in charge of business alliance and investment strategy and overseas business and has made a great contribution towards achieving the “New Kirin Group Vision 2021,” our long-term management vision. Based on the above, the Board has determined that he is suited to carry out the tasks needed for realizing the Company’s group strategy towards continuous improvement of corporate value and overseeing the entire Kirin Group.

Director of the Board,
Senior Executive Officer

Akihiro Ito
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth December 19, 1960

April 1983 Joined the Company
July 2007 Director of Planning Dept. of Kirin Pharma Company, Limited
October 2008 General Manager of Group Planning Dept. of Kyowa Hakko Kirin Company, Limited
April 2009 General Manager of Strategy Planning Dept. of Kyowa Hakko Kirin Company, Limited
March 2010 General Manager of Finance & Accounting Dept. of Kirin Business Expert Company, Limited
January 2013 Executive Officer of the Company and Director of Group Finance of the Company
March 2014 Director of the Board of the Company
Director of the Board of KIRIN Company, Limited
Director of Lion Pty Limited
March 2015 Director of the Board, Senior Executive Officer of the Company (Present Position)
Senior Executive Officer of KIRIN Company, Limited (Present Position)
Director of Kirin Business System Company, Limited (Present Position)
Director of Kyowa Hakko Kirin Company, Limited
Reasons for nomination
Mr. Akihiro Ito has worked mainly in the areas of finance and accounting of the Company and Kirin Group companies since he joined the Company and has considerable business experiences and deep insight in the areas of finance and accounting, etc. Since he took office as Director of the Board of the Company in 2014, he has been mainly in charge of financial strategy, IR and information strategy and has made a great contribution towards achieving the “New Kirin Group Vision 2021,” our long-term management vision. Based on the above, the Board has determined that he is suited to carry out the tasks needed for realizing the Company’s group strategy towards continuous improvement of corporate value and overseeing the entire Kirin Group.
Toshiya Miyoshi
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth December 30, 1958

April 1982 Joined the Company
March 2008 Representative Director and President & CEO of Yokohama Akarenga Inc.
March 2010 General Manager of Personnel & General Affairs Dept. of the Company
March 2012 Executive Officer and General Manager of Personnel & General Affairs Dept. of the Company
January 2013 Executive Officer and Director of Group Personnel & General Affairs of the Company
Executive Officer and General Manager of Personnel Dept. of KIRIN Company, Limited
March 2014 Senior Executive Officer and Director of Group Personnel & General Affairs of the Company
Senior Executive Officer and General Manager of Personnel Dept. of KIRIN Company, Limited
March 2015 Director of the Board, Senior Executive Officer of the Company (Present Position)
Senior Executive Officer of KIRIN Company, Limited (Present Position)
Director of San Miguel Brewery Inc. (Present Position)
Reasons for nomination
Mr. Toshiya Miyoshi has worked in the areas of human resources management, corporate planning, diversification of business, etc., since he joined the Company and has considerable business experiences and deep insight in the areas of human resources management, etc. Since he took office as Director of the Board of the Company in 2015, he has been mainly in charge of personnel & general affairs strategy and legal affairs and has made a great contribution towards achieving the “New Kirin Group Vision 2021,” our long-term management vision. Based on the above, the Board has determined that he is suited to carry out the tasks needed for realizing the Company’s group strategy towards continuous improvement of corporate value and overseeing the entire Kirin Group.
Yasuyuki Ishii
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth January 1, 1957

April 1980 Joined the Company
March 2007 General Manager of Strategic Research and Development Dept. of the Company
March 2009 General Manager of Yokohama Plant of Production Div. of Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
March 2010 Executive Officer and General Manager of Yokohama Plant of Production Div. of Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
March 2011 Executive Officer and General Manager of Production and Quality Control Dept. of Production Div. of Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
January 2013 Executive Officer and General Manager of Production Div. of Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
March 2013 Senior Executive Officer and General Manager of Production Div. of Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
March 2015 Senior Executive Officer of the Company
Director of the Board, Senior Executive Officer of KIRIN Company, Limited
Senior Executive Officer and President of Production Div. of Kirin Beverage Company, Limited
March 2017 Director of the Board, Senior Executive Officer of the Company (Present Position)
Senior Executive Officer of KIRIN Company, Limited (Present Position)
Reasons for nomination
Mr. Yasuyuki Ishii has worked in the areas of production, corporate planning, overseas business, etc., since he joined the Company. He has been in charge of SCM (production/logistics/procurement) strategy as Senior Executive Officer of the Company since 2015 and has made a great contribution towards achieving the “New Kirin Group Vision 2021,” our long-term management vision. We expect him to effectively use his considerable business and management experiences and deep insight in production control, etc. in his management as Director of the Board of the Company. Based on the above, the Board has determined that he is suited to carry out the tasks needed for realizing the Company’s group strategy towards continuous improvement of corporate value and overseeing the entire Kirin Group.

Outside Director

Toshio Arima(Independent Officer)
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth May 31, 1942

April 1967 Joined Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
June 2002 President and Representative Director of Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
October 2006 Director of FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation
June 2007 Board Director and Executive Advisor of Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
June 2008 Executive Corporate Advisor of Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd.
March 2011 Outside Director of the Company (Present Position)
April 2012 Executive Advisor of Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd. (Present Position)
Reasons for nomination
Mr. Toshio Arima has considerable experience acquired over many years as a corporate executive and a wide range of knowledge, especially highly specialized expertise in leading group companies and corporate social responsibility. Based on those, he provides valuable opinions and suggestions from objective and professional perspectives to the management of the Company as Outside Director and takes the lead in management of Board Meetings as the Chairman of the Board. Based on the above, the Board has determined that he is suited to oversee business execution of the Company towards continuous improvement of corporate value.
Shoshi Arakawa(Independent Officer)
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth April 8, 1944

April 1968 Joined Bridgestone Corporation
March 2005 Senior Vice President, Representative Board Member of Bridgestone Corporation
July 2005 Executive Vice President, Representative Board Member of Bridgestone Corporation
March 2006 CEO and President, Representative Board Member of Bridgestone Corporation
March 2012 Chairman of the Board of Bridgestone Corporation
March 2013 Advisor of Bridgestone Corporation (Present Position)
March 2015 Outside Director of the Company (Present Position)
Reasons for nomination
Mr. Shoshi Arakawa has considerable experience acquired over many years as a corporate executive and a wide range of knowledge, especially highly specialized expertise in developing business in global market and leading group companies. Based on those, he provides valuable opinions and suggestions from objective and professional perspectives to the management of the Company as Outside Director. Based on the above, the Board has determined that he is suited to oversee business execution of the Company towards continuous improvement of corporate value.
Kimie Iwata(Independent Officer)
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth April 6, 1947

April 1971 Joined the Ministry of Labor
June 2004 Director and Corporate Officer of SHISEIDO CO., Ltd.
April 2007 Director and Corporate Executive Officer of SHISEIDO CO., Ltd.
April 2008 Director and Executive Vice President of SHISEIDO CO., Ltd.
June 2008 Representative Director and Executive Vice President of SHISEIDO CO., Ltd.
March 2012 Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company
April 2012 Director of SHISEIDO CO., Ltd.
June 2012 Advisor of SHISEIDO CO., Ltd.
March 2016 Outside Director of the Company (Present Position)
Reasons for nomination
Ms. Kimie Iwata has considerable experience acquired over many years as a government official and a corporate executive, and a wide range of knowledge, especially highly specialized expertise in corporate social responsibility and promotion of women’s participation and advancement, etc. Based on those, she provides valuable opinions and suggestions from objective and professional perspectives to the management of the Company as Outside Director, and she takes the lead in operation of the Nomination and Remuneration Advisory Committee as the Chairman of the Committee. Based on the above, the Board has determined that she is suited to oversee business execution of the Company towards continuous improvement of corporate value.
Katsunori Nagayasu
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth April 6, 1947

May 1970 Joined The Mitsubishi Bank, Limited
April 2008 Representative Director, President of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
April 2010 Representative Director, President & CEO of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.
April 2012 Representative Director, Chairman of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
April 2013 Director of Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc.
March 2016 Outside Director of the Company (Present Position)
April 2016 Senior Advisor of The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. (Present Position)
Reasons for nomination
Mr. Katsunori Nagayasu has considerable experience acquired over many years as a corporate executive and a wide range of knowledge, especially highly specialized expertise in finance acquired through his management of financial institutions and deep insight in leading group companies. Based on those, he provides valuable opinions and suggestions from objective and professional perspectives to the management of the Company as Outside Director. Based on the above, the Board has determined that he is suited to oversee business execution of the Company towards continuous improvement of corporate value.

Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Masahito Suzuki
Profile

Date of birth September 9, 1957

April 1980 Joined the Company
March 2007 General Manager of Finance & Accounting Dept. of Kirin Beverage Company, Limited
March 2008 Executive Officer and General Manager of Corporate Planning Dept. of Kirin Beverage Company, Limited
March 2009 Director and General Manager of Corporate Planning Dept. of Kirin Beverage Company, Limited
March 2012 Director of the Company (Present Position)
Director of Lion Pty Ltd (an office which he holds now)
January 2013 Director of KIRIN Company, Limited (an office which he holds now)
March 2014 Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company (Present Position)
Audit & Supervisory Board Member of KIRIN Company, Limited (Present Position)
Motoyasu Ishihara
Profile

Date of birth November 25, 1958

April 1981 Joined Kirin-Seagram Co., Ltd. (Current Kirin Distillery Co., Ltd.)
July 2009 Director of San Miguel Brewery Inc.
March 2011 General Manager of Internal Audit Dept. of the Company
January 2013 Director of Group Internal Audit;
General Manager of Internal Audit Dept. of KIRIN Company, Limited
March 2013 Executive Officer and Director of Group Internal Audit;
Executive Officer and General Manager of Internal Audit Dept. of KIRIN Company, Limited (Present Position)
March 2015 Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company (Present Position)
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Kyowa Hakko Kirin Company, Limited
March 2016 Audit & Supervisory Board Member of Kyowa Hakko Kirin Company, Limited (Present Position)
March 2017 Audit & Supervisory Board Member of KIRIN Company, Limited (Present Position)

Outside Audit &
Supervisory Board Member

Fukutaka Hashimoto(Independent Officer)
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth July 6, 1954

April 1979 Registered as an attorney-at-law and joined Tokyo Hatchobori Law Office (an office which he holds now)
April 2012 President of Daini Tokyo Bar Association (retired in March 2013)
Vice President of Japan Federation of Bar Associations (retired in March 2013)
August 2013 Acting Chairperson of the Central Board on Reform of the System for Fostering Legal Professionals of Japan Federation of Bar Associations (an office which he holds now)
March 2014 Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company (Present Position)
April 2014 Adviser of the Advisory Board for Systemic Reform in the Fostering of Legal Professionals(Present Position)
Reasons for nomination
The Company has nominated Mr. Fukutaka Hashimoto as a candidate for Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member because of its expectation that, from his considerable experience acquired over many years as a corporate executive, he will provide valuable opinions and suggestions to the management of the Company.
Masakatsu Mori(Independent Officer)
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth January 22, 1947

April 1969 Joined ARTHUR ANDERSEN, LLP
February 1989 Japan Representative of Andersen Consulting (Current Accenture Japan Ltd)
December 1995 President and Management Director of Andersen Consulting
April 2003 Chairman and Management Director of Accenture Japan Ltd
September 2005 Chairman and Director of Accenture Japan Ltd
September 2007 Chief Corporate Advisor of Accenture Japan Ltd
October 2009 President of International University of Japan
October 2012 Trustee of International University of Japan
November 2013 Vice Chairman of International University of Japan (Present Position)
March 2015 Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company (Present Position)
Reasons for nomination
The Company has nominated Mr. Masakatsu Mori as a candidate for Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member because of its expectation that, from his considerable experience acquired over many years as a lawyer, he will provide valuable opinions and suggestions to corporate legal affairs of the Company.
Chieko Matsuda(Independent Officer)
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth November 18, 1964

April 1987 Joined The Long-Term Credit Bank of Japan, Limited
October 1998 Joined Moody’s Japan K.K.
September 2001 Joined Corporate Directions, Inc.
May 2006 Representative Director of Matrix, Inc.
October 2006 Vice President (Partner) of Booz and Company, Inc.
April 2011 Professor of School of Business Administration, Department of Urban Liberal Arts at Tokyo Metropolitan University (Present Position)
Professor of Department of Business Administration, Social Sciences at Tokyo Metropolitan University (Graduate School) (Present Position)
March 2016 Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company (Present Position)
Reasons for nomination
The Company has nominated Ms. Chieko Matsuda as a candidate for Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member because of its expectation that, from her considerable experience acquired over many years as a corporate executive, she will provide valuable opinions and suggestions to the management of the Company.

Senior Executive Officer

Hiroshi Ogawa
Ryosuke Mizouchi
Noriaki Kobayashi
Noriya Yokota
Takeshi Minakata

as of March 30, 2017

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