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Notice Regarding Change of Representative Director

CORPORATE  02/02/2009
JSR Corporation hereby announces that at the meeting of the Board of Directors held on February 2, 2009, it resolved a change in the Company's Representative Director as follows.

1. Reason for Change
Since assuming office in June 2001, incumbent Representative Director and President Yoshinori Yoshida has striven to reinforce management foundations by vigorously promoting innovations in the business structure, such as by expanding the petrochemical and electronics materials businesses.

To accelerate a shift in business structure amid a rapidly changing management environment, and to strive for further leaps forward, effective April 1, 2009, when the latter half of the midterm management plan "JUMP 2010" starts, the changes listed below will take effect in order to rejuvenate management and to further solidify and strengthen its structure.

2. Names of New Representative Directors (brief personal histories attached)
New position Name Current position
Representative Director and Chairman Yoshinori Yoshida Representative Director and President
Representative Director and President Mitsunobu Koshiba Executive Managing Director

3. Scheduled date of appointment: April 1, 2009
(Reference)
New Position: Representative Director and Chairman
(Current: Representative Director and President)
Name: Yoshinori Yoshida
Birthplace: Ehime Prefecture
Final Education:
1964: Completes Master's Course at Osaka Prefecture University Graduate School of Engineering
1999: Receives Doctor's Degree in Engineering at Osaka Prefecture University
Date of Birth: December 18, 1939
Brief Work History:
1964: Joins JSR
1988: Director, Vice Manager of R&D Headquarters/General Manager of Yokkaichi Research Laboratory.
1993: Managing Director in charge of R&D and Business Development
1997: Executive Managing Director in charge of R&D, Electronic Materials and Optical Materials
1998: Vice President in charge of R&D, Electronic Materials and Optical Materials
2001: President
New Position: Representative Director and President
(Current: Executive Managing Director)
Name: Mitsunobu Koshiba
Birthplace: Tokyo
Final Education:
1980: Completes Master's Course at Chiba University Graduate School of Engineering
October 1980-June 1981:
Wisconsin State University, Wisconsin, U.S., enrolls at Graduate School, Materials Science
Date of Birth:November 9, 1955
Brief Work History:
1981: Joins JSR
1990: Assigned to JSR Micro Inc.
(Then, USB-JSR Electronics, Inc.)
2002: Officer, General Manager of 1st Electronic Materials Department, Electronic Materials Division
2003: Officer, General Manager of Electronic Materials Division, Manger of Electronic Department
2004: Director, General Manager of Electronic Materials Division
2006: Managing Director, General Manager of Electronic Materials Division
2008: Executive Managing Director