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December 22, 2014

Change of Representative Directors and Board Members

Kirin Holdings Company, Limited ("Kirin Holdings") hereby announces the board appointed today the representative director candidates, director candidates and audit & supervisory board member candidates of Kirin Holdings and its subsidiaries, Kirin Company, Limited ("Kirin Company") and Kirin Brewery Company, Limited ("Kirin Brewery").

1. Kirin Holdings

(1) The reasons for the change

The Kirin Group, in order to advance the global growth strategies that it has been carrying out in the field of "food and health," adopted the Kirin Group Vision 2021 ("KV2021"), Kirin's Long-Term Business Plan, in 2012, and with a focus on "brand-centered management," began promoting autonomous management in each region with the aim of achieving sustainable growth throughout the group as a whole.
Under the Medium-Term Business Plan 2013-2015, the first stage in carrying out KV2021, the Kirin Group has been working on generating results according to the growth stages of global implementation regions with a focus on regrowth of the Japan Integrated Beverages Business.
When formulating and implementing its next medium-term business plan as the next stage in carrying out KV2021, the Kirin Group will change its management as well as group management organizational structures and even more vigorously and rapidly implement reforms to the Japan Integrated Beverages Business and the Group as a whole for further growth.

(2) New and Retiring Representative Directors

-New Representative Directors

Yoshinori Isozaki  Representative Director, President & CEO, and
Representative Director, President & CEO of Kirin Company
 current:Representative Director, President & CEO of Kirin Company, and
Representative Director, President & CEO of Kirin Brewery
Keisuke Nishimura Representative Director, Senior Executive Officer
 current:Senior Director of the Board

-Retiring Representative Directors

Senji Miyake Chairman of the Board
 current:Representative Director, President & CEO
Hirotake Kobayashi  
 current:Representative Director, Senior Director of the Board
Hajime Nakajima  
 current:Representative Director, Senior Director of the Board

(3) The Profiles of Newly-appointed Representative Directors

Attached at the end

(4) New and Re-appointed Directors of the Board

-New Directors of the Board

Junichi Nonaka Director of the Board, Senior Executive Officer
 current:Senior Executive Officer, President of Research & Development Division of Kirin Company
Toshiya Miyoshi Director of the Board, Senior Executive Officer
 current: Senior Executive Officer, General Manager of Personnel Department of Kirin Company, and Senior Executive Officer, Director of Group Personnel and General Affairs of Kirin Holdings
Shoshi Arakawa Director of the Board (Non-executive)
 current:Advisor of Bridgestone Corporation

-Re-appointed Directors of the Board

Akihiro Ito Director of the Board, Senior Executive Officer
 current:Director of the Board
Shigemitsu Miki Director of the Board (Non-executive)
Toshio Arima Director of the Board (Non-executive)

(5) New, Remaining-in-office, and Retiring Audit & Supervisory Board Members

-New Audit & Supervisory Board Members

Motoyasu Ishihara Audit & Supervisory Board Member
 current: Executive Officer, General Manager of Internal Audit Department of Kirin Company, and Executive Officer, Director of Group Internal Audit of Kirin Holdings
Masakatsu Mori Audit & Supervisory Board Member (External)
 current:Vice Chairman of International University of Japan

-Remaining-in-office Audit & Supervisory Board Members

Masahito Suzuki Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Kimie Iwata Audit & Supervisory Board Member (External)
Fukutaka Hashimoto Audit & Supervisory Board Member (External)

-Retiring Audit & Supervisory Board Members

Kazuyoshi Suzusho  
 current:Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Nobuyuki Oneda  
 current:Audit & Supervisory Board Member (External)

(6) The Date to be Appointed

Supposed to be legitimately appointed at the end of this coming March, 2015, when the Annual General Meeting of Shareholders will be held and the Board Meeting and Audit & Supervisory Board Meeting subsequently held

2. Kirin Company

(1) Re-appointed Director of the Board

Hiroshi Ogawa Director of the Board, Vice President
 current:Senior Director of the Board

(2) The Date to be Appointed

January 1, 2015

3. Kirin Brewery

(1) New and Retiring Representative Directors

-New Representative Director

Takayuki Fuse  Representative Director, President & CEO, and
Representative Director, President & CEO of Kirin Beer Marketing Company, Ltd.
 current: Representative Director, President & CEO of Kirin Beer Marketing Company, Ltd. and Vice President of Kirin Brewery

-Retiring Representative Directors

Yoshinori Isozaki  
 current: Representative Director, President & CEO

(2) The Profile of Newly-appointed Representative Director

Attached at the end

(3) The Date to be Appointed

January 1, 2015

Yoshinori Isozaki

Date of birth: August 9, 1953
Citizenship: Japan
Experience:  
Jan 2013-present Representative Director, President & CEO of Kirin Company, Limited.
Mar 2012-present Representative Director, President & CEO of Kirin Brewery Company, Limited.
Mar 2010 Managing Director
Mar 2009 Managing Executive Officer and General Manager of Corporate Planning Department
Mar 2008 Executive Officer and General Manager of Corporate Planning Department
Jul 2007 General Manager of Corporate Planning Department
Mar 2007 General Manager of Corporate Planning Department of Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
Mar 2004 Executive Director of San Miguel Corporation (Philippines)
Apr 1977 Joined Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
Education: Master of Hotel Administration, Cornell University, June 1990
BA of Economics, Keio University, March 1977

Company Shares Owned:10,000 shares (as of December 31, 2013)

Keisuke Nishimura

Date of birth: December 7, 1956
Citizenship: Japan
Experience:  
Mar 2014-present Senior Director of the Board
Mar 2012 Director of the Board
Mar 2012-present Director of China Resources Kirin Beverages (Greater China) Company, Limited
Oct 2011 Executive Officer and General Manager of Strategy Planning Department
Oct 2011-present Director of San Miguel Brewery Inc. (Philippines)
Apr 2009 Director and Executive Vice President of San Miguel Brewery Inc. (Philippines)
Mar 2009 Director of San Miguel Corporation (Philippines)
Mar 2007 Chairman and CEO of Kirin (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
Apr 1980 Joined Kirin Brewery Company, Limited.
Education: Master of Business Administration, University of Washington, June 1987
BA of Business Administration, Yokohama National University, March 1980

Company Shares Owned:19,306 shares (as of December 31, 2013)

Takayuki Fuse

Date of birth: February 17, 1960
Citizenship: Japan
Experience:  
Mar 2014-Present Representative Director, President & CEO of Kirin Beer Marketing Company, Ltd.
Vice President of Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
Mar 2010 Representative Director, President of Koiwai Dairy Products Company, Limited
Mar 2008 Sales Manager of Osaka Branch under Kinkiken Regional Head Office of Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
Sep 2005 Manager of Shutoken Sales Planning Department under Shutoken Regional Head Office
Sep 2003 Sales Planning Deputy Manager of Sales Department
Oct 2001 Sales Department Manager of Tokyo Branch under Shutoken Regional Head Office
Apr 1982 Joined Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
Education: BA of Commerce, Waseda University, March 1982

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