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Epson Announces Change of Representative Director


Seiko Epson Corporation (TSE: 6724, “Epson”) today announced that a meeting of its board of directors had approved the following change of representative director.

1. Reason for change

Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer (representative director) Shigeki Inoue will retire for personal reasons, and will be replaced as representative director by Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer Koichi Kubota.

2. Retirement and appointment of representative directorRetirement

Shigeki Inoue (currently Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer (representative director), and General Administrative Manager of the Corporate Planning Division)


Koichi Kubota, Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer (representative director), and Chief Operating Officer of the Printing Solutions Operations Division (currently Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer, and Chief Operating Officer of the Printing Solutions Operations Division)

Background of newly appointed representative director

- Koichi Kubota (born April 3, 1959)

  • April 1983: Joined Epson Corporation (now Seiko Epson Corporation)
  • June 2012: Appointed Director (current position)
  • June 2013: Appointed Chief Operating Officer, Printer Operations Division
  • June 2015: Appointed Managing Director
  • April 2016: Appointed Deputy General Administrative Manager, Corporate Planning Division
  • June 2016: Appointed Managing Executive Officer
  • April 2017: Chief Operating Officer, Printing Solutions Operations Division (current position)
  • June 2017: Appointed Senior Managing Executive Officer (current position)

Currently holds 27,200 shares

3. Planned date of changes

October 1, 2018


About Epson
Epson is a global technology leader dedicated to connecting people, things and information with its original efficient, compact and precision technologies. With a lineup that ranges from inkjet printers and digital printing systems to 3LCD projectors, watches and industrial robots, the company is focused on driving innovations and exceeding customer expectations in inkjet, visual communications, wearables and robotics.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 76,000 employees in 87 companies around the world, and is proud of its contributions to the communities in which it operates and its ongoing efforts to reduce environmental impacts.

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