News ReleaseAnnouncement of personnel changes

NEWS RELEASE

TOKYO, JAPAN, 3 27, 2017

Lawson, Inc. announced the following executive personnel changes, which were unanimously approved at the Board of Directors’ meeting held on March 27, 2017. Nominated changes to Members of the Board and Corporate Auditors will become effective following the adoption of resolutions at the 42nd Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on May 30, 2017.

■ Personnel changes
(effective following the adoption of the resolution at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders on May 30, 2017)

The number of the Members of the Board increases from eight to nine including two new members.

Members of the Board

Nominations for new Members of the Board

Katsuyuki Imada
Current Position: Senior Executive Vice President,
Division Director of Corporate Strategy and Planning Division
Satoshi Nakaniwa
Current Position: Senior Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer

* Both candidates have been transferred from Mitsubishi Corporation.

Retiring Member of the Board

Masakatsu Gonai
Current Position: Member of the Board,
Executive Vice President

Corporate Auditors

Nomination for new Corporate Auditor

Masakatsu Gonai
Current Position: Member of the Board,
Executive Vice President

Retiring Corporate Auditor

Atsuhiko Seki
Current Position: Standing Corporate Auditor

Reference:

Directors and Coporate Auditors (effective as of May 30, 2017)

1. Board of Directors (9 members)
Chairman of the Board
Representative Director
Genichi Tamatsuka
President
Representative Director
Sadanobu Takemasu
Member of the Board Katsuyuki Imada
Member of the Board Satoshi Nakaniwa
Member of the Board (Outside) Emi Osono
Member of the Board Yutaka Kyoya
Member of the Board (Outside) Sakie Akiyama
Member of the Board (Outside) Keiko Hayashi
Member of the Board Kazunori Nishio

* The independent officers will be Emi Osono, Sakie Akiyama, and Keiko Hayashi.

2. Corporate Auditors (4 members)
Standing Corporate Auditor Masakatsu Gonai
Standing Corporate Auditor (Outside) Toshio Takahashi
Corporate Auditor (Outside) Tetsuo Ozawa
Corporate Auditor (Outside) Eiko Tsujiyama

* The independent officers will be Toshio Takahashi, Tetsuo Ozawa, and Eiko Tsujiyama.

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