Epson Announces Changes of Executive Personnel

– TOKYO, Japan, March 17, 2011 –

Seiko Epson Corporation ("Epson," TSE: 6724) approved the following executive personnel changes at a meeting of its board of directors on March 16.

Executive personnel changes

1. Promotions

Executive vice president (representative director): Masayuki Morozumi
(Currently: senior managing director (representative director))

Senior managing director (representative director): Kenji Kubota
(Currently: managing director (representative director))

Managing director: Tadaaki Hagata
(Currently: director)

2. Planned date of changes

April 1, 2011

Planned board of directors from April 1, 2011

Name Position
Seiji Hanaoka Chairman
Yasuo Hattori Vice chairman
Minoru Usui President (representative director)
Masayuki Morozumi Executive vice president (representative director) (promotion)
Kenji Kubota Senior managing director (representative director) (promotion)
Torao Yajima Managing director
Seiichi Hirano Managing director
Tadaaki Hagata Managing director (promotion)
Noriyuki Hama Director
Yoneharu Fukushima Director
Kenji Uchida Standing statutory auditor
Toru Oguchi Standing statutory auditor
Yoshiro Yamamoto Outside statutory auditor
Tatsuhiro Ishikawa Outside statutory auditor
Kenji Miyahara Outside statutory auditor

About Epson
Epson is a global imaging and innovation leader that is dedicated to exceeding the vision of customers worldwide through its compact, energy-saving, high-precision technologies, with a product lineup ranging from printers and 3LCD projectors for business and the home, to electronic and crystal devices.
Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises nearly 80,000 employees in 102 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates.