Yokohama board makes management changes

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Yokohama Rubber Co. Ltd. announced the following changes in responsibilities of senior management at its Dec. 9, 2011, board of directors meeting. The changes will become effective as of Jan. 1, 2012.

Here are the changes among the directors (with the executive's current position in parentheses).

1. Hikomitsu Noji, president and representative director (president and representative director; president of Yokohama Tire Group).

2. Tooru Kobayashi, director and vice president, in charge of the Corporate Planning Dept.; secretariat, GD100 Promotion Dept.; and president of the Multiple Business Group (director and vice president, president of Multiple Business Group, general manager of Electric Material Division).

3. Yuji Goto, director and managing corporate officer; president of the Yokohama Tire Group; and general manager of the Tire Global Business Planning Div. (director and managing corporate officer; general manager of the Tire Global Business Planning Division).

In another move effective  Jan. 1, Hirohiko Takaoka was named managing corporate officer in charge of the Sports Business Division, and vice president and corporate officer of Yokohama Tire Japan Co. Ltd.

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