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January 26, 2009

Changes to corporate directors of Kirin Holdings, presidents of main Group companies

Tokyo, January 26, 2009— Kirin Group has decided on changes to the directors of Kirin Holdings Company, Limited, as well as the presidents of its main Group companies Kirin Brewery Company, Limited and Kirin Beverage Company, Limited. The appointments are to be formally decided at the annual general meetings and board of directors meetings of each company, which are scheduled for the end of March.

1.Kirin Holdings Company, Limited

    To be newly appointed:
  • - Executive Vice President: Senji Miyake (President and CEO of Kirin Brewery Company, Limited) *
  • - Managing Director: Yuji Owada (Managing Director and President of Production Division, Kirin Brewery Company, Limited)
    To resign:
  • - Koichiro Aramaki (Chairman of the Board): to be appointed as Executive Adviser of Kirin Holdings
  • - Koichi Matsuzawa (Managing Director): to be appointed as President and CEO of Kirin Brewery

2.Kirin Brewery Company, Limited

    To be newly appointed:
  • President and CEO: Koichi Matsuzawa (Managing Director of Kirin Holdings Company, Limited)
    To resign:
  • Senji Miyake (President and CEO): to be appointed as Executive Vice President of Kirin Holdings

3.Kirin Beverage Corporation

    To be newly appointed:
  • President and CEO: Hitoshi Maeda (Executive Managing Director of Mercian Corporation)
    To resign:
  • Shinji Saito (President and CEO)

* ( ) refers current title

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