News Release Announcement of organizational and personnel changes

NEWS RELEASE

TOKYO, JAPAN, 5 21, 2013

Lawson, Inc. has announced the following organizational and personnel changes made at the Board of Directors meeting held on May 21, 2013.

■ Organizational changes

The following changes have been made to reflect the changes in the business environment and to increase the efficiency of management.

1. Introduction of an internal company system (With effective from May 21, 2013)

Three of the existing groups, including "CVS Operations Group," "Overseas Operations Group," and "Entertainment & Home Convenience Group," have been renamed as "CVS Operations Company," "Overseas Operations Company," and "Entertainment & Home Convenience Company," respectively. Each "company" aims to increase earnings and ensure sustainable business growth.

  • 1. CVS Operations Company (formerly "CVS Operations Group")
  • Description: Management and promotion of domestic convenience store operations
    President and CEO: Genichi Tamatsuka
    Senior Executive Vice Presidents: Shuichi Imagawa, Masayuki Sawada
  • 2. Overseas Operations Company (former "Overseas Operations Group")
  • Description: Management and promotion of overseas business operations
    President and CEO: Genichi Tamatsuka
    Senior Executive Vice Presidents: Tetsu Yamada, Motonobu Miyake, Hajime Nakai, Masayuki Sawada
  • 3. Entertainment & Home Convenience Company (former "Entertainment & Home Convenience Group")
  • Description: Management and promotion of entertainment/e-Commerce/service businesses.
    President and CEO: Masaharu Kamo
    Senior Vice Presidents: Akihito Watanabe, Takatoshi Kawamura, Masayuki Sawada
2. Appointment of Representative Executive Officers (With effective from May 21, 2013)

Two board members have been appointed as Representative Executive Officers to further separate business
management and day to day operations and as a result, to enhance the efficiency of operations.

  • 1. Representative Executive Officer, COO, Genichi Tamatsuka
  • 2. Representative Executive Officer, CCO, Yoshiyuki Yahagi
3. Establishment of Merchandising Management Group for the management of merchandizing and logistics (With effective from June 1, 2013)
  • 1. Merchandizing & Logistics Division will be transferred under the Merchandising Management Group,
    a newly created group that will be supervised by the COO, for the innovation of product development and
    increased efficiency of logistics.
  • 2. Agriculture Promotion Division that includes the Agriculture Promotion Department will be placed
    under the Merchandising Management Group for the improvement of agricultural and fresh food products.
4. Other-Renaming of departments, etc.(With effective from as of June 1, 2013)
  • 1. The President's Office will be renamed as CEO's Office.
  • 2. The IR Department which is currently a part of the Corporate Planning Office, will be transferred
    under the Corporate Communications Office and renamed as IR Office.
■ Personnel changes (Effective as of May 21, 2013)

[Board Members]
New Position Name Current Position
President and CEO,
President of Lawson University
Takeshi Niinami President and CEO,
President of Lawson University
Member of the Board, Representative Executive Officer, COO, and President of CVS Company and Overseas Operations Company Genichi Tamatsuka Member of the Board, Senior Executive Vice President, COO, and Group CEO of CVS Operations Group and Overseas Management Group
Member of the Board, Representative Executive Officer, and CCO Yoshiyuki Yahagi Member of the Board, Senior Executive Vice President, and CCO

[Senior Vice Presidents]
New Position Name Current Position
Senior Executive Vice President (in Charge of Healthcare Business), Executive Assistant to CEO (in charge of CVS Operations Company/Merchandizing & Logistics), and Senior Executive Vice President of Entertainment & Home Convenience Company Takatoshi Kawamura Senior Executive Vice President (in Charge of Healthcare Business), Executive Assistant to CEO (in charge of CVS Operations Group/ Merchandizing & Logistics), and CO-COO of Entertainment & Home Convenience Group
Executive Vice President, CO-COO, Group CEO of Entertainment & Home Convenience Company, Executive Assistant to CEO of CVS Operations Company, and President of Lawson HMV Entertainment, Inc. and Smart Kitchen, Inc. Masaharu Kamo Executive Vice President, CO-COO, Group CEO of Entertainment & Home Convenience Group, Assistant to Group CEO of CVS Operations Group, and President of Lawson HMV Entertainment, Inc. and Smart Kitchen, Inc.
Senior Vice President; CO-COO; Division Director of Merchandizing & Logistics Company; Vice President of CVS Operations Company, Overseas Operations Company, and Entertainment & Home Convenience Company; Deputy Division Director of SCM Innovation Office; and President of SCI, Inc. Masayuki Sawada Senior Vice President; CO-COO; Division Director of Merchandizing & Logistics Division; CO-COO of CVS Operations Group, International Group, and Entertainment & e-Commerce Group; Deputy Division Director of SCM Innovation Office; and President of SCI, Inc.
Senior Vice President, Deputy CCO, CFO, and Division Director of Corporate Planning Office Katsuyuki Imada Senior Vice President, CFO, and Division Director of Corporate Planning Office
Senior Vice President, Executive Vice President of CVS Operations Company, Division Director of Regional Offices Support Department, and Management Owner Business Support Department Shuichi Imagawa Senior Vice President, COO of CVS Operations Company, Division Director of Regional Offices Support Division, and Management Owner Business Support Division
Senior Vice President, Executive Vice President of Overseas Operations Company, and General Manager of Overseas Business Development Department Tetsu Yamada Senior Vice President, COO of International Group, and General Manager of Overseas Business Development Department
Senior Vice President, Executive Assistant to CEO, Executive Vice President of CVS Operations Company, and President of Ninety-nine Plus, Inc. Shigeaki Kawahara Senior Vice President, Executive Assistant to CEO, Assistant to Group CEO of CVS Operations Group, and President of Ninety-nine Plus, Inc.
Senior Vice President, Executive Vice President of Overseas Operations Company, and General Manager of Merchandizing & Logistics Division (International Merchandising Department) Hajime Nakai Senior Vice President, COO of International Group, and General Manager of Merchandizing & Logistics Division (International Merchandising Department)
Senior Vice President, Executive Vice President of Overseas Operations Company (China), and Chief Representative and General Manager of Lawson (China) Holdings, Inc. Motonobu Miyake Senior Vice President, CO-COO of International Group (China), and Chief Representative and General Manager of Lawson (China) Holdings, Inc.
Senior Vice President and Executive Vice President of CVS Operations Company Kazuo Tougasa Senior Vice President and Assistant to Group CEO of CVS Operations Group

■ Personnel Changes (Effective as of June 1, 2013)

[Senior Vice Presidents]
New Position Name Current Position
Executive Vice President Executive Assistant to CEO and GIO* of Merchandising Management Group and Deputy Division Director of Merchandising Management Division Masahiro Oyama Executive Vice President and Deputy Division Director of Merchandizing & Logistics Division
Senior Vice President, CO-COO, CEO of Merchandising Management Group, Division Director of Merchandising & Logistics Division and Agriculture Promotion Division, Executive Vice President of CVS Operations Company, and Overseas Operations Company and Entertainment & Home Convenience Company, Deputy Division Director of SCM Innovation Office; and President of SCI, Inc. Masayuki Sawada Senior Vice President; CO-COO; Division Director of Merchandising & Logistics Division; Executive Vice President of CVS Operations Company, Overseas Operations Company, and Entertainment & Home Convenience Company; Deputy Division Director of SCM Innovation Office; and President of SCI, Inc.
Senior Vice President, Assistant to Group CEO of Merchandising Management Group, and Deputy General Manager of Merchandising Management Division Yuichi Wada Senior Vice President and Deputy General Manager of Merchandising Management Division
Senior Vice President, Executive Assistant to CEO of Merchandising Management Group, Deputy Division Director of Merchandising & Logistics Division and Agriculture Promotion Division Atsushi Maeda Senior Vice President and Deputy Division Director of Merchandising & Logistics Division

*GIO = Group Innovation Officer



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