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2010/04/30    

[SEIKO HOLDINGS CORPORATION]

  Notification of change of President

Seiko Holdings Corporation announces a dismissal of President as well as a change in the appointment as approved by the Meeting of the Board of Directors held on April 30, 2010.

1. Content of the decision


2. Background
Mr. Koichi Murano, the former President, has brought unstable corporate governance by his tendentious management style, reflecting only the opinions of some major shareholder and director, neglecting reasonable exercise of executive power. As a result, it has raised distrust of the company management among our business partners and employees. To avoid this critical condition, the company determined to dismiss the former President. With this personnel change, the company is committed to improving the corporate governance as well as achieving prompt business recovery.

3. Profile of the new President
 Name :  Shinji Hattori
 Year of Birth : 1953
 Place of Birth : Tokyo
 Education : B.A. in Economics, 1975
         Keio University, Tokyo

 Personal Bio:
 1975.4      Entered Mitsubishi Corporation
 1984.7      Entered SEIKOSHA Co., Ltd. (Currently SEIKO Clock Inc., SEIKO Precision Inc.)
 1996.1      Director of SEIKOSHA Co., Ltd.
 2001.6      President of SEIKO Precision Inc.
 2003.6−present President & CEO of SEIKO Watch Corporation
 2007.6      Director of SEIKO Corporation (Currently SEIKO Holdings Corporation)
 2009.6      Vice President of SEIKO Holdings Corporation
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