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Hitachi Transport System

The Reasons for the Election of the Directors

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

(As of June 22, 2021)

Name The reasons for the election Number of attendances for Board of Directors meetings (FY2020)
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 determines that she can leverage her knowledge and experience for supervising the Company's management and thus 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.
11 times

11 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 determines that such knowledge and experience is beneficial for the Company's management and can be of help in 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.
13 times

13 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. The Company determines that his excellent business sense and familiarity with various management issues make him qualified to supervise the Company's management and can be of help in 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.
13 times

13 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 determines that his managerial excellence and profound understanding of various management issues make him qualified to supervise the Company's management, which will surely 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.
11 times

11 times
Tetsu Fusayama* After his long career as a public prosecutor, Mr. Tetsu Fusayama is now active as an attorney at law, with a wealth of expertise and experience in legal and compliance issues. The Company determines that his knowledge and experience are continuously helpful for the Company's management and can contribute to enhancing the function of the Board of Directors.
Since Mr. Tetsu Fusayama 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. Fusayama as an independent officer as stipulated in the relevant rules of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
13 times

13 times
Hiroshi Maruta Mr. Hiroshi Maruta has deep insights in the field of finance and accounting and has extensive experience working overseas. The Company determines that he is expected to leverage his knowledge and experience for supervising the Company's management and to contribute to enhancing the function of the Board of Directors. 13 times

13 times
Hajime Watanabe* Mr. Hajime Watanabe is an attorney at law, who is savvy about international business and trade law. The Company determines that his specialized knowledge and experience are appropriate for supervising the Company's management helpful to enhance 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.
11 times

11 times
Takashi Jinguji Since joining the Company, Mr. Takashi Jinguji has been engaged in a variety of operations including personnel management, labor management, marketing, strategy-making, and operations outside Japan. At present, he serves as Representative Executive Officer, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer and Board Director. The Company has determined that his wide-ranging business experience and knowledge makes him qualified as a director who can contribute to the enhancement of the Company's value. 13 times

13 times
Yasuo Nakatani Since his assumption of office as Representative Executive Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer and Board Director of the Company in June 2013, Mr. Yasuo Nakatani has been exercising strong leadership to enhance the Company's value. In light of his proven track record of successfully improving the Company's performance, the Company has determined that Mr. Nakatani has the competence to promote the Company's global management and ensure ongoing enhancement of its corporate value. 13 times

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


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