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Mimaki Appoints Hisayuki Kobayashi as New President


Mimaki Appoints Hisayuki Kobayashi as New President

Mr. Kobayashi to lead company following Mikio Noguchi’s retirement

At the Board of Directors' meeting held on April 11, 2012, Mimaki, a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers, has decided upon a staff reassignment.

1. Reason for staff reassignment

Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd. has advanced globalization in recent years, including the improvement of the sales promotion system in the emerging countries. In order to ensure instant offering of the products to these strong growth markets and the expected settlement of a strong yen, Mimaki aims at strengthening its marketing, cost competitiveness and production systems in the emerging countries. Mimaki will also continue to focus on the further reinforcement of the management base by delegating authority to the top of its development and production section.

2. Summary

New titleNameCurrent title
PresidentHisayuki KobayashiExecutive Vice-President
(Retirement)Mikio NoguchiPresident

3. Date of appointment and resignation

Late June 2012 when the Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held

About Mimaki

Mimaki is a leading manufacturer of wide-format inkjet printers and cutting machines for the sign/graphics, industrial and textile/apparel markets. Mimaki develops the complete product range for each group; hardware, software and the associated consumable items, such as inks and cutting blades. Mimaki excels in offering innovative, high quality and high reliability products, based upon its aqueous, solvent and UV-curable inkjet technology. In order to meet a wide range of applications in the market, Mimaki pursues the development of advanced on-demand digital printing solutions. Mimaki Engineering Co., Ltd. (President: Mikio Noguchi) Nagano (Japan), is publicly listed on the JASDAQ Securities Exchange, Inc.