Dentsu Announces Prospective Members of the Board, Audit & Supervisory Board Member, and Executive Officers

TOKYO--()--Dentsu Inc. (TOKYO: 4324)(ISIN: JP3551520004)(President & CEO: Tadashi Ishii; Head Office: Tokyo; Capital: 58,967.1 million yen) today convened a meeting of its Board of Directors at its Head Office in Tokyo to select its prospective Director, Member of the Board candidates and Audit & Supervisory Board Member candidate to be nominated at the Company's General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in June 2013 (hereinafter "General Meeting of Shareholders"), and to announce the Executive Officer changes, which will become effective on April 1, 2013, as follows.

       

1.

Incoming and Outgoing Directors, Members of the Board

 

(1) Incoming Directors, Members of the Board

As the terms of all eleven (11) Dentsu Directors, Members of the Board will expire at the conclusion of the General Meeting of Shareholders, the following individuals will be nominated as Director, Member of the Board candidates at the same meeting.

 

12 Director, Member of the Board Candidates

(1 Representative Director, 9 Directors, 2 Outside Directors)

 

New Position

           

Name

 

Current Position

Representative Director Tadashi Ishii Representative Director
Director Shoichi Nakamoto Director
Director Yuzuru Kato Director
Director (newly appointed) Tim Andree Executive Officer
Director Akira Sugimoto Director
Director Ryuhei Akiyama Director
Director Kunihiro Matsushima Director
Director (newly appointed) Yoshio Takada Executive Officer
Director (newly appointed) Akira Tonouchi Executive Officer
Director (newly appointed) Kazufumi Hattori Executive Officer
Outside Director Satoshi Ishikawa President of Kyodo News
Outside Director Masahiro Nakata President, The Research Institute of Japan
 

The election of the above candidates will be held at the General Meeting of Shareholders.

The selection of the Representative Director will be decided at the meeting of the Board of Directors following the conclusion of the General Meeting of Shareholders.

 

(2) Outgoing Directors, Members of the Board

 

Current Position

Name

New Position

Chairman of the Board Tatsuyoshi Takashima Chairman
Director Tomoki Utsumi Executive Advisor
Director  Kaoru Shimura Audit & Supervisory Board Member
 

After retiring, Tatsuyoshi Takashima will serve as Chairman, and Tomoki Utsumi will serve as Executive Advisor. They will be appointed at the meeting of the Board of Directors following the conclusion of the General Meeting of Shareholders. Kaoru Shimura will be appointed to the Audit & Supervisory Board (see "2. Audit & Supervisory Board Member" below).

   

2.

Audit & Supervisory Board Member

 
Kimiharu Matsuda will resign his position as a member of the Audit & Supervisory Board at the General Meeting of Shareholders. Kaoru Shimura will be nominated and elected as a member of the Audit & Supervisory Board at the same meeting.
 

Incoming Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Kaoru Shimura (currently Senior Vice President, Dentsu Inc.)
 

Outgoing Audit & Supervisory Board Member

Kimiharu Matsuda
 

After resigning his position, Kimiharu Matsuda will serve as Executive Advisor. He will be appointed at the meeting of the Board of Directors following the conclusion of the General Meeting of Shareholders.

 

3.

 

Incoming and Outgoing Executive Officers

 

(1)  Incoming Executive Officers

 

All of Dentsu's twenty-six (26) current Executive Officers will resign their positions on March 31, 2013, and the following Executive Officers will be newly elected on April 1, 2013.

 

27 Executive Officers (1 President & CEO, 1 Senior Executive Vice President, 2 Executive Vice Presidents, 4 Senior Vice Presidents, 19 Executive Officers)

         

New Position

Name

Current Position

President & CEO Tadashi Ishii* President & CEO
Senior Executive Vice President Shoichi Nakamoto* Executive Vice President
Executive Vice President Yuzuru Kato* Senior Vice President
Executive Vice President Tim Andree* Senior Vice President
Senior Vice President Akira Sugimoto* Senior Vice President
Senior Vice President Ryuhei Akiyama* Senior Vice President
Senior Vice President Kunihiro Matsushima* Executive Officer
Senior Vice President Yoshio Takada* Executive Officer
Executive Officer Kazumichi Iwagami Executive Officer
Executive Officer Akira Tonouchi* Executive Officer
Executive Officer Naoki Tani Executive Officer
Executive Officer Norihisa Awa Executive Officer
Executive Officer Toru Hirano Executive Officer
Executive Officer Kenichi Kato Executive Officer
Executive Officer Fumiharu Kobayashi Executive Officer
Executive Officer Toshihiro Yamamoto Executive Officer
Executive Officer Tsuneo Ogasawara Executive Officer
Executive Officer Kazufumi Hattori* Executive Officer
Executive Officer Nobuyuki Toya Executive Officer
Executive Officer Tsuyoshi Iwashita Executive Officer
Executive Officer

(Promoted)

Seiji Ito Director, Finance & Accounting Division
Executive Officer

(Promoted)

Yasuo Motoi Director and Executive Creative Director, Account Management Division 11
Executive Officer

(Promoted)

Yuichi Okubo Director, Account Management Division
Executive Officer

(Promoted)

Yoshiaki Suzuki Director, Account Management Division 12
Executive Officer

(Promoted)

Wataru Mochizuki Director, Account Management Division 10
Executive Officer

(Promoted)

Keiichi Maeda Director, Media Services /

Newspaper Division

Executive Officer

(Promoted)

Kiyoshi Nakamura Director, Sports Division

*

Concurrently serving as a Director, Member of the Board.

President & CEO Tadashi Ishii will concurrently serve as the Representative Director.

 
     

(2) Outgoing Executive Officers

     

Current Position

Name

New Position

Senior Vice President Tomoki Utsumi Executive Advisor
Senior Vice President Kaoru Shimura Audit & Supervisory Board Member
Executive Officer Takehiko Miura Executive Advisor
Executive Officer Hirokazu Kizawa Executive Advisor
Executive Officer Kenji Shiratsuchi Extraordinary Advisor
Executive Officer Gentaro Komiya Executive Advisor
 

Tomoki Utsumi and Kaoru Shimura will each remain as Director, Member of the Board until their terms expire in June 2013.

When Takehiko Miura, Hirokazu Kizawa and Gentaro Komiya resign their Executive Officer positions, they are expected to serve as Executive Advisors, while Kenji Shiratsuchi is expected to serve as Extraordinary Advisor. They will be appointed at the meeting of the Board of Directors to be held in March 2013.

 

About Dentsu Inc.

Founded in 1901, Dentsu Inc. has held the position of the world's largest single-brand agency for 40 years. Through its unique "Integrated Communication Design" approach, Dentsu offers multinational clients the most comprehensive range of advertising and marketing services in the industry. While continuing to pursue innovation in the digital arena, Dentsu is active in the production and marketing of sports, movies, anime and other entertainment content on a global scale. The Dentsu Group has more than 6,000 clients and around 22,000 employees worldwide.

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Contacts

Dentsu Inc.
Shusaku Kannan, (813) 6216-8042
Senior Manager
Corporate Communications Division
s.kannan@dentsu.co.jp

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Contacts

Dentsu Inc.
Shusaku Kannan, (813) 6216-8042
Senior Manager
Corporate Communications Division
s.kannan@dentsu.co.jp