News Release Announcement of structural and personnel changes

NEWS RELEASE

TOKYO, JAPAN, 1 10, 2013

Lawson, Inc. (headquarter: Shinagawa, Tokyo, CEO: Takeshi Niinami) has announced the following structural and personnel changes.


■ Organizational changes (Effective March 1, 2013)
Transfer of a division
  • ● Healthcare Division and New Business Initiative Division will be transferred to CVS Operating Group to strengthen the linkage with the divisions of CVS Operating Group.

Reorganization of CVS Operating Group
  • ● Marketing Office will incorporate CRM Promotion Office to improve its marketing/data analysis functions.
  • ● A new CVS Task Promotion Office will be created to promote strategies in CVS Operating Group.

Consolidation of personnel development functions
  • ● Personnel Development Department, currently under Human Resource Office, and Store Operating Training & Education Department, currently under Regional Offices Support Division, will be both transferred to Lawson University.




■ Personnel changes (Effective March 1, 2013)
  • ● Genichi Tamatsuka, Member of the Board, Senior Executive Vice President and COO, will be appointed as Group CEO, International Group. He will co-lead the diplomatic missions along with Takeshi Niinami, President and CEO.
  • ● Masaharu Kamo, Executive Vice President, and Masayuki Sawada, Senior Vice President, will be appointed as CO-COOs to assist COO Genichi Tamatsuka. These three aim to strengthen business execution as a team.


Personnel changes of company directors
New Position Name Current Position
President and CEO
President of Lawson University
Takeshi Niinami President and CEO, Group CEO, International Group
President of Lawson University
Member of the Board, Senior Executive Vice President and COO, Group CEO, CVS Operating Group and International Group Genichi Tamatsuka Member of the Board, Senior Executive Vice President and COO, Group CEO, CVS Operating Group, Division Director, CRM Promotion Office and Marketing Office

Personnel changes of operating officers
New Position Name Current Position
Senior Executive Vice President, In Charge of Healthcare Business, Executive Assistant to CEO Takatoshi Kawamura Senior Executive Vice President, In Charge of Healthcare Business, Division Director, Healthcare Division
Executive Vice President, Group COO, Division Director, Regional Offices Support Division, Division Director, Management Owner Promotion Division Shuichi Imagawa Executive Vice President, Group COO, Division Director, Regional Offices Support Division
Executive Vice President, CO-COO, Group CEO, Entertainment & e-Commerce Group, Assistant to Group CEO, CVS Operating Group,  President, Lawson HMV Entertainment, Inc. and Smart Kitchen, Inc. Masaharu Kamo Executive Vice President, Group CEO, Entertainment & e-Commerce Group, Assistant to Group CEO, CVS Operating Group, President, Lawson HMV Entertainment, Inc. and Smart Kitchen, Inc.
Senior Vice President, Assistant to CEO in charge of CRM, Division Director, Marketing Office, Deputy Division Director, New Business Initiative Division Ichiro Kijima Senior Vice President, Division Director, New Business Initiative Division
Senior Vice President, CO-COO, Division Director, Merchandizing & Logistics Division, CO-COO, CVS Operating Group, International Group and Entertainment & e-Commerce Group, Deputy Division Director, SCM Innovation Office, President, SCI, Inc. Masayuki Sawada Senior Vice President, Division Director, Merchandizing & Logistics Division, CO-COO, CVS Operating Group,  International Group and Entertainment & e-Commerce Group, Deputy Division Director, SCM Innovation Office, President, SCI, Inc.
Senior Vice President, Division Director, Franchisee Support Office Kei Murayama Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer (CHO), Division Director, Human Resources Office, Secretary-General, Lawson University



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