Press Releases 2014

Director Appointments

May 19, 2014
SoftBank Corp.

SoftBank Corp. (the “Company”) announces that it has decided the candidates for the positions of member of the Board today as below. The selections are subject to the approval of the 34th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on June 20, 2014.

Candidates for the positions of member of the Board (to be elected on June 20, 2014)

Name Current principal titles
Yoshimitsu Goto Executive Corporate Officer, Finance, Corporate Communications, Investor Relations, Brand Management Division and General Manager of Finance of the Company
Board Director, SoftBank Mobile Corp.
President & Owner's Representative, Fukuoka SoftBank HAWKS Corp.
Kazuhiko Fujihara Executive Corporate Officer, Corporate Planning, Global Business Synergies Division and General Manager of Corporate Planning of the Company
Executive Vice President, Board Director & CFO, SoftBank Mobile Corp.
Shigenobu Nagamori Representative Director and Chairman, President, and CEO, Nidec Corporation
[Note]
  • *Mr. Shigenobu Nagamori, is an external director candidate.

Biography of candidates for the positions of member of the Board

1. Yoshimitsu Goto

Date of Birth

February 15, 1963

Biography

Apr. 1987 Joined The Yasuda Trust and Banking Co., Ltd. (currently Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.)
June 2000 Joined the Company
Oct. 2000 General Manager of Finance of the Company
Apr. 2006 Director, Vodafone K.K. (currently SoftBank Mobile Corp.) (to present)
July 2012 Executive Corporate Officer, General Manager of Finance of the Company
Oct. 2013 President & Owner's Representative, Fukuoka SoftBank HAWKS Corp. (to present)
Apr. 2014 Executive Corporate Officer, Finance, Corporate Communications, Investor Relations, Brand Management Division and General Manager of Finance of the Company (to present)

2. Kazuhiko Fujihara

Date of birth

November 2, 1959

Biography

Apr. 1982 Joined Toyo Kogyo Co., Ltd. (currently Mazda Motor Corporation)
Apr. 2001 Joined the Company
Sept. 2001 General Manager of Group Management of the Company
Nov. 2004 Director and CFO, SoftBank BB Corp.
May 2005 Director, JAPAN TELECOM CO., LTD. (currently SoftBank Telecom Corp.)
Apr. 2006 Senior Vice President, CFO, Vodafone K.K. (currently SoftBank Mobile Corp.)
June 2012 Executive Vice President, Board Director & CFO, SoftBank Mobile Corp. (to present)
Executive Vice President, Board Director, SoftBank BB Corp. (to present)
Executive Vice President, Board Director, SoftBank Telecom Corp. (to present)
Apr. 2014 Executive Corporate Officer, Corporate Planning, Global Business Synergies Division and General Manager of Corporate Planning of the Company (to present)

3. Shigenobu Nagamori

Date of birth

August 28, 1944

Biography

July 1973 Founds Nidec Corporation Representative Director and Chairman, President, and CEO (to present)
Mar. 1997 Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of Read Electronics Corporation (currently Nidec-Read Corporation) (to present)
Sept. 2004 Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of Nidec Copal Electronics Corporation (to present)
June 2009 Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of Nidec Sankyo Corporation (to present)
June 2013 Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of Nidec-Shimpo Corporation (to present)
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