Reason for Nomination of Directors

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As of June 2019

Kinya Seto

Director

Mr. Seto, using his abundant experience and broad knowledge as managers of numerous companies, tackles important business executions of the LIXIL Group with strong leadership and is working on the construction of a corporate governance system. While fulfilling his duty of explanation to the Board of Directors as Representative Executive Officer and CEO in the position of widely looking over the business operations of the company, he has contributed to the improvement of the effectiveness of the Board of Directors by participating in important decision-making processes as Director. He is expected to fulfill the role of connecting the Board of Directors with the executive side.

Sachio Matsumoto

Director

As Representative Executive Officer and Executive Vice President in charge of Accounting, Finance and M&A, Mr. Matsumoto is responsible, in addition to supervising the financial affairs of the entire LIXIL Group, for policy formulation of the entire LIXIL Group, such as M&A plans, financial strategies, etc. and is also endowed with abundant experience and knowledge in the main divisions of the LIXIL Group, such as through the promotion of various measures concerning the strengthening of governance and improvement of business efficiency in the areas of his responsibility. As Director, he is expected to fulfill the role, as CFO, of connecting the Board of Directors with the executive side and holding highly effective discussions at the Board of Directors meetings on important issues such as financial strategies and M&A plans.

Jin Song Montesano

Director

Ms. Montesano has abundant experience and knowledge in the main areas of the LIXIL Group, such as supervising communication with both internal and external stakeholders of the LIXIL Group as Executive Officer and Senior Managing Director in charge of public affairs, IR, external affairs, corporate responsibility and personnel, as well as leading the implementation of corporate-wide personnel measures including employee-focused initiatives “Kawaranaito LIXIL", etc. As Director, she is expected to fulfil the role as CPO, of connecting the Board of Directors with the executive side, strengthening collaboration between the Board of Directors and the executive side in promoting various personnel measures and improving the supervisory function of the Board of Directors.

Tamio Uchibori

Outside Director

As director and senior managing executive officer at MinebeaMitsubi, Mr. Uchibori has a wealth of knowledge and experience in the management of global manufacturers such as being responsible for the key corporate planning and M&A strategies at the company. In addition, he has expertise as a licensed tax accountant in accounting and tax affairs. Since assuming the position of Director of the Company in June 2019, he has contributed to the discovery of issues and understanding of risks, etc., utilizing his expertise concerning accounting and tax affairs, in particularly the Audit Committee. As Outside Director of the Company, he is expected to contribute to the improvement of the effectiveness of the Board of Directors.

Kaoru Onimaru

Outside Director

In addition to a long career as an attorney-at-law and as a legal specialist, Ms. Onimaru has been involved in important matters as a judge of the Supreme Court. Since assuming the position of Director of the Company in June 2019, utilizing her expertise as a legal specialist from a fair position at all times, she has not only supervised overall management but also contributed to the improvement of the supervisory functions and governance functions of the Board of Directors and the committees, by organizing various regulations and rules, etc. such as the regulations of the Nomination Committee. As Outside Director of LIXIL Group Corporation, she is expected to contribute to the improvement of the effectiveness of the Board of Directors.

Teruo Suzuki

Outside Director

Mr. Suzuki has a high level of expertise in financial accounting, having been engaged in working on the audits of listed companies forvmany years at major auditing firms. Since assuming the position of Director of the Company in June 2019, as Director and member of the Audit Committee, he has contributed to the improvement of the effectiveness of the Board of Directors, etc. with advice, etc. utilizing his experience and knowledge in financial accounting. In addition, as the Chairperson of the Governance Committee newly established as a standing committee, he has led the Company’s governance reform and has worked on collaboration with stakeholders. As an Outside Director of the Company, he is expected to contribute to the improvement of the effectiveness of the Board of Directors.

Yuji Nishiura

Outside Director

Mr. Nishiura is a management professional who has engaged in the management of several corporations and been involved in a number of corporate restructuring matters. He has a wealth of knowledge and experience related to corporate governance reform at companies facing challenging situations. Since assuming the position of Director of the Company in June 2019, as Director, he has contributed to the improvement of the effectiveness of the Board of Directors, and as Chairperson of the Nomination Committee, he has actively conducted meetings with the executive management team including the Executive Officers in order to realize an open Nomination Committee and has led in the clarification of the authorities of the Nomination Committee and the planning and promotion of a highly transparent process for determining director and executive officer candidates. As Outside Director of the Company, he is expected to contribute to the improvement of the effectiveness of the Board of Directors.

Daisuke Hamaguchi

Outside Director

Mr. Hamaguchi is an expert of corporate governance, having served as Management Execution Director of the Pension Fund Association for several years, as well as a member of, among others, “The Companies Act Subcommittee, Legislative Council” and “The Corporate Governance System Study Group.” Since assuming the position of Director of the Company in June 2019, he has contributed to the improvement of the effectiveness of the Board of Directors, such as by utilizing his own experience and reflecting the perspectives of stakeholders such as shareholders, etc. at the Board of Directors Meetings and as Chairperson of the Compensation Committee, has led in the reformation of the Company’s Directors compensation system, through exchange of opinions, etc. with the Executive Officers. As Outside Director of the Company, he is expected to contribute to the improvement of the effectiveness of the Board of Directors.

Masatoshi Matsuzaki

Outside Director

At Konica Minolta, Inc., Mr. Matsuzaki has been engaged in the development of global business and management of a listed company for many years, serving in roles such as Director, Chief Executive Officer and President, and Chairperson of the Board of Directors. In addition, he has deep knowledge concerning corporate governance, serving as Chairperson of the “Committee on the state of boards of directors,” etc. Since assuming the position of Director of the Company in June 2019, leading the Board of Directors as Chairperson, he improved the effectiveness of the Board of Directors and has been contributing to the improvement of the Company’s corporate governance utilizing his experience and knowledge. As Outside Director of the Company, he is expected to contribute to the improvement of the effectiveness of the Board of Directors.

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