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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. For the reasons above, the Board has determined that he is suited to carry out the tasks needed for realizing the Company’s new long-term management vision “Kirin Group Vision 2027” toward continuous improvement of corporate value and overseeing the entire Kirin Group.

Representative Director of the board,
Senior 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
March 2017 Senior Executive Vice President of the Company (Present Position)
Senior Executive Officer of KIRIN Company, Limited (Present Position)
Director & Vice Chairman of Myanmar Brewery 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. For the reasons above, the Board has determined that he is suited to carry out the tasks needed for realizing the Company’s new long-term management vision “Kirin Group Vision 2027” toward continuous improvement of corporate value and overseeing the entire Kirin Group.

Director of the Board,
Senior Executive Officer

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. For the reasons above, the Board has determined that he is suited to carry out the tasks needed for realizing the Company’s new long-term management vision “Kirin Group Vision 2027” toward continuous improvement of corporate value and overseeing the entire Kirin Group.
Noriaki Kobayashi
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth August 20, 1959

April 1983 Joined the Company
March 2010 General Manager of Production & Quality Control Dept. of Logistics Div. of Kirin Beverage Company, Limited
March 2013 Executive Officer and General Manager of Production & Quality Control Dept. of Production Div. of Kirin Beverage Company, Limited
March 2014 Executive Officer and Director of Group R&D of the Company
Executive Officer and General Manager of Technology of Research & Development Div. of Kirin Company, Limited
March 2015 Executive Officer and President of Production Div. of Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
March 2017 Senior Executive Officer of the Company (Present Position)
Director of the Board, Senior Executive Officer and President of Research & Development Div. of Kirin Company, Limited (Present Position)
Reasons for nomination
Mr. Noriaki Kobayashi has worked in the areas of production, corporate planning, overseas business, etc., since he joined the Company. He has been in charge of R&D strategy and quality assurance as Senior Executive Officer of the Company since 2017 and has made a great contribution in achieving the “Kirin Group 2016-2018 Medium-Term Business Plan” and the “New Kirin Group Vision 2021”, our long-term management vision. We expect him to effectively use his considerable business and management experience and deep insight in R&D, production and quality control, etc. in his management as Director of the Board of the Company. For the reasons above, the Board has determined that he is suited to carry out the tasks needed for realizing the Company’s new long-term management vision “Kirin Group Vision 2027” toward continuous improvement of corporate value and overseeing the entire Kirin Group.

Director of the Board,
Senior Executive Officer & CFO

Noriya Yokota
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth February 3, 1961

April 1984 Joined the Company
March 2011 General Manager of Sendai Plant of Production Div. of Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
March 2014 Executive Officer and General Manager of Production Dept. of Production Div. of Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
April 2015 Director of Group Personnel & General Affairs of the Company
Executive Officer and General Manager of Personnel & General Affairs Dept. of KIRIN Company, Limited
March 2017 Senior Executive Officer and Director of Corporate Strategy of the Company
Director of the Board, Senior Executive Officer of KIRIN Company, Limited
Director of Kyowa Hakko Kirin Company, Limited (Present Position)
March 2018 Director of the Board, Senior Executive Officer & CFO of the Company (Present Position)
Senior Executive Officer of KIRIN Company, Limited (Present Position)
Director of Kirin Business System Company, Limited (Present Position)
Reasons for nomination
Mr. Noriya Yokota has worked in the areas of production, personnel affairs, overseas business, etc., since he joined the Company. He has made a great contribution towards achieving the “New Kirin Group Vision 2021”, our long-term management vision as Senior Executive Officer and Director of Corporate Strategy of the Company since 2017.
We expect him to effectively use his considerable business and management experiences and deep insight in Kirin Group business in general in his management as Director of the Board of the Company. For the reasons above, the Board has determined that he is suited to carry out the tasks needed for realizing the Company’s new long-term management vision “Kirin Group Vision 2027” toward continuous improvement of corporate value and overseeing the entire Kirin Group.

Outside Director

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.
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 MUFG Bank 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.
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 (currently 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
March 2015 Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company (Present Position)
April 2018 Senior Advisor of International University of Japan (Present Position)
Reasons for nomination
Mr. Masakatsu Mori has considerable experience acquired over many years as management of a consulting firm, and as president as well as trustee of a university, and a wide range of knowledge, especially a high level of insight in corporate management based on his specialized expertise in finance and accounting. Based on this, he provides valuable opinions and suggestions from objective and professional perspectives to the management of the Company as Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member. For the reasons above, the Board has determined that he, as Outside Director going forward, is suited to oversee business execution of the Company toward continuous improvement of corporate value.
Hiroyuki Yanagi(Independent Officer)
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth November 20, 1954

April 1978 Joined Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
March 2007 Executive Officer of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
March 2009 Senior Executive Officer of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
March 2010 President, Chief Executive Officer and Representative Director of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
January 2018 Chairman and Representative Director of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Present Position)
Reasons for nomination
Mr. Hiroyuki Yanagi has considerable experience acquired over many years as a corporate executive and a wide range of knowledge, especially highly specialized expertise in brand development on the global market through technological development and innovation. Based on this, we expect him to provide valuable opinions and suggestions to the management of the Company from objective and professional perspectives as Outside Director. For the reasons above, the Board has determined that he is suited to oversee business execution of the Company toward continuous improvement of corporate value.

Audit & Supervisory Board Member

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
Senior Executive Officer of KIRIN Company, Limited
Director of Kirin Business System Company, Limited
Director of Kyowa Hakko Kirin Company, Limited
March 2018 Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company (Present Position)
Audit & Supervisory Board Member of KIRIN Company, Limited (Present Position)
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. For the reasons above, the Board has determined that he is suited to carry out the tasks needed for realizing the Company’s new long-term management vision “Kirin Group Vision 2027” toward continuous improvement of corporate value and overseeing the entire Kirin Group.
Keiji Kuwata
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth September 21, 1962

April 1985 Joined the Company
March 2009 Director of the Board, General Manager of Kanto-Region of Kirin Logistics Company, Limited (currently Kirin Group Logistics Company, Limited)
September 2010 Director of the Board, General Manager of Eastern-Japan Regional Div. of Kirin Logistics Company, Limited
March 2013 Deputy General Manager of Corporate Planning Dept. of Kirin Company, Limited
April 2015 Executive Officer and Deputy General Manager of Corporate Planning Dept. of Kirin Company, Limited
March 2016 Director of Corporate Strategy of the Company (Present Position)
March 2017 Executive Officer and General Manager of Corporate Planning Dept. of Kirin Company, Limited
March 2018 Senior Executive Officer and General Manager of Corporate Planning Dept. of Kirin Company, Limited (Present Position)
Reasons for nomination
Mr. Keiji Kuwata has worked in the areas of corporate planning and logistics of the Company and Kirin Group companies since he joined the Company and has considerable business experience and deep insight in the management of the Group overall. He took office as Director of Corporate Strategy of the Company in 2016 and has fulfilled his role appropriately ever since. For the reasons above, the Board has determined that he is suited to audit business execution of Directors of the Board of the Company toward continuous improvement of corporate value as an Audit & Supervisory Board Member.

Outside Audit &
Supervisory Board Member

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.
Nobuo Nakata(Independent Officer)
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth July 29, 1957

April 1985 Admitted to the Japanese Bar and joined Ishiguro Law Office as an Associate
April 1987 Associate of Masuda & Ejiri (currently Nishimura & Asahi)
January 1991 Admitted to the New York Bar
January 1992 Partner of Masuda & Ejiri (currently Nishimura & Asahi)
February 2004 Partner of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
January 2007 Partner of Allen & Overy
January 2012 Representative Partner of Hibiya-Nakata (Present Position)
March 2018 Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member of the Company (Present Position)
Reasons for nomination
Mr. Nobuo Nakata has served as a partner of law firms well-known in and outside of Japan over many years, and has highly specialized expertise and considerable experience in general corporate legal affairs mainly in M&A projects. Based on the above, the Company expects him to provide valuable opinions and suggestions from objective and professional perspectives to the management of the Company, and the Board has determined that he is suited to audit business execution of the Company towards continuous improvement of corporate value as Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member.
Yoshiko Ando(Independent Officer)
Profile and Reasons for nomination

Date of birth March 17, 1959

April 1982 Entered the Ministry of Labor
April 2003 Lieutenant governor of Shiga prefecture
July 2007 Director of Equal Employment Policy Div. of Equal Employment, Children and Families Bureau of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
July 2011 Director-General of the Saitama Labor Bureau of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
July 2013 Director-General of Industrial Accident Compensation Dept. of Labour Standards Bureau of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
July 2014 Director-General of Equal Employment, Children and Families Bureau of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
October 2015 Director-General for Labour Policy Planning of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
June 2016 Director-General for Statistics and Information Policy of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
July 2017 Director-General for Human Resources Development of the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare
Reasons for nomination
Ms. Yoshiko Ando, as a government official, has been engaged over many years in policy planning in labor administration and has highly specialized expertise, considerable experience and a high level of insight in a wide range of fields of employment and labor including promotion of women’s participation and advancement. Based on this, the Company expects her to provide valuable opinions and suggestions from objective and professional perspectives to the management of the Company, and the Board has determined that she is suited to audit business execution of Directors of the Board of the Company toward continuous improvement of corporate value as Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member.

Senior Executive Vice President

Hiroshi Ogawa

Senior Executive Officer

Ryosuke Mizouchi
Toru Yoshimura
Junko Tsuboi
Masao Maehara
Takayuki Fuse
Hideki Horiguchi

as of March 28, 2019

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