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The Reasons for the Election of the Directors

The reasons for the election of the Director are as follows.

(As of June 23, 2022)

Name The reasons for the election Number of attendances for Board of Directors meetings (FY2021)
Miho Aoki* Ms. Miho Aoki served as executive officer in Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting Co., Ltd. (currently known as ABeam Consulting Ltd.) and held executive positions at various other firms. Based on her abundant experience in company management, she currently works as an associate professor at a university. The Company has determined that she can leverage her knowledge and experience in supervising the Company's management and thereby contribute to enhancing the function of the Board of Directors.
Since Ms. Miho Aoki fulfills the "Criteria for Independence of Outside Directors" prescribed by the Company, the Company has determined that she has sufficient independence and is unlikely to involve any conflict of interest with general shareholders of the Company. The Company has registered Ms. Aoki as an independent officer as stipulated in the relevant rules of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
16 times

16 times
Sayoko Izumoto* Ms. Sayoko Izumoto has a long career in corporate accounting at a large audit corporation and has served in various public posts. Ms. Izumoto has sufficient knowledge and experience in the field of audit and supervision of business execution. The Company has determined that she can leverage her knowledge and experience in supervising the Company's management and thereby contribute to enhancing the function of the Board of Directors.
Since Ms. Sayoko Izumoto fulfills the "Criteria for Independence of Outside Directors" prescribed by the Company, the Company has determined that she has sufficient independence and is unlikely to involve any conflict of interest with general shareholders of the Company. The Company has registered Ms. Izumoto as an independent officer as stipulated in the relevant rules of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
16 times

16 times
Mitsudo Urano* Mr. Mitsudo Urano has worked to enhance management efficiency as a top executive in manufacturing and logistics businesses and has experienced a number of positions as an outside officer at various enterprises. At the Company's Board of Directors, he currently serves as Chairman of the Board in the capacity of an Independent Officer, striving to further energize, raise the caliber of debate and otherwise enhance the Board's functions. As past chairperson of the Compensation Committee, Mr. Urano was instrumental in realizing a performance-linked stock compensation system for executive officers. The Company has determined that he can leverage his knowledge and experience in supervising the Company's management and thereby contribute to enhancing the function of the Board of Directors.
Since Mr. Mitsudo Urano fulfills the "Criteria for Independence of Outside Directors" prescribed by the Company, the Company has determined that he has sufficient independence and is unlikely to involve any conflict of interest with general shareholders of the Company. The Company has registered Mr. Urano as an independent officer as stipulated in the relevant rules of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
16 times

16 times
Takashi Nishijima* After serving as the president at Yokogawa Electric Corporation and holding various executive positions in the Yokogawa group, Mr. Takashi Nishijima currently serves as the chairman of Yokogawa Electric Corporation. The Company has determined that he can leverage his knowledge and experience in supervising the Company's management and thereby contribute to enhancing the function of the Board of Directors.
Since Mr. Takashi Nishijima fulfills the "Criteria for Independence of Outside Directors" prescribed by the Company, the Company has determined that he has sufficient independence and is unlikely to involve any conflict of interest with general shareholders of the Company. The Company has registered Mr. Nishijima as an independent officer as stipulated in the relevant rules of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
16 times

16 times
Hiroshi Maruta Mr. Hiroshi Maruta has deep insights in the field of finance and accounting and has extensive experience working overseas. The Company has determined that he can leverage his knowledge and experience in supervising the Company's management and thereby contribute to enhancing the function of the Board of Directors. 16 times

16 times
Hajime Watanabe* Mr. Hajime Watanabe is an attorney at law, who is savvy about international business and trade law. The Company has determined that he can leverage his knowledge and experience in supervising the Company's management and thereby contribute to enhancing the function of the Board of Directors.
Since Mr. Hajime Watanabe fulfills the "Criteria for Independence of Outside Directors" prescribed by the Company, the Company has determined that he has sufficient independence and is unlikely to involve any conflict of interest with general shareholders of the Company. The Company has registered Mr. Watanabe as an independent officer as stipulated in the relevant rules of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
16 times

16 times
Hiroaki Takagi Since joining the Company, Mr. Hiroaki Takagi has steadily accumulated an impressive range of business experience spanning both domestic Japanese sales, as well as international operations focused on China. In April 2016, he was appointed Chief Executive for China, where he proceeded to develop and achieve an outstanding international business growth strategy. This April, Mr. Takagi was named as the Company's Representative Executive Officer, President and Chief Operating Officer. The Company has determined that he can mobilize his broad-based work experience, knowledge and leadership as a director to champion further enhancement in the Company's corporate value. -
Yasuo Nakatani In June 2013, Mr. Yasuo Nakatani was named as the Company's Representative Executive Officer, President and Chief Executive and Board Director. Since his assumption of office as Representative Executive Officer, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and Board Director of the Company in April 2022, exercising strong leadership and insight, he built a process designed to generate greater value for the overall Group, while likewise raising its economic, social and environment contributions. In pursuit of its guiding vision as the "Most Preferred Solution Provider," the Company is confident that Mr. Nakatani is well positioned to support the quest to promote superb global business management and redoubled enhancement of its corporate value. 16 times

16 times
 *The director is registered as an independent officer as stipulated in the relevant rules of the
  Tokyo Stock Exchange.


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