Press Releases 2016

Change of Representative Director (Additional Appointment)

June 22, 2016
SoftBank Group Corp.

SoftBank Group Corp. (“SBG”) announces that on June 22, 2016 its Board of Directors resolved to additionally appoint the Representative Director as follows.

1. Reason for the Change (Additional Appointment)

In response to Nikesh Arora, who had served as Representative director, president & COO, resigning from the Board at the closing of the 36th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders held today as announced in “Change of Representative Director (Resignation)” dated June 21, 2016, SBG has elected Ken Miyauchi as Representative director, president & COO of SBG in pursuit of enhancement of the management structure. Miyauchi currently serves as Director of SBG and also as President & CEO of SoftBank Corp.

Masayoshi Son remains as Chairman & CEO, and will keep leading SBG and the Group in various aspects.

2. Name and Title of New Representative Director

New Title Name Current Title
Representative director,
president & COO
Ken Miyauchi Director

3. Biography of New Representative Director

Date of birth November 1, 1949
Biography Feb. 1977 Joined Japan Management Association
Oct. 1984 Joined SoftBank Corp. Japan
(currently SoftBank Group Corp.)
Feb. 1988 Director, SoftBank Corp. Japan
Apr. 2006 Executive vice president, director & COO,
Vodafone K.K. (currently SoftBank Corp.)
June 2007 Representative director & COO,
SoftBank Mobile Corp. (currently SoftBank Corp.)
June 2012 Director, Yahoo Japan Corporation (to present)
Apr. 2013 Representative director, executive vice president, SoftBank Corp. (currently SoftBank Group Corp.)
June 2013 Representative director, senior executive vice president, SoftBank Corp.
Jan. 2014 Director, Brightstar Global Group Inc.
Apr. 2015 President & CEO, SoftBank Mobile Corp.
(currently SoftBank Corp.; to present)
June 2015 Director, SoftBank Corp.
(currently SoftBank Group Corp.; to present)
Mar. 2016 Representative, SoftBank Group Japan GK (to present)
Significant concurrent positions
  • Representative, SoftBank Group Japan GK
  • President & CEO, SoftBank Corp.
  • Director, Yahoo Japan Corporation
Number of shares held in SBG 1,101,230 shares (as of March 31, 2016)

4. Date of Change

June 22, 2016

5. List of Directors After the Change

Chairman & CEO Masayoshi Son
Representative director, president & COO Ken Miyauchi
Director Ronald D. Fisher
Yun Ma
Manabu Miyasaka
Tadashi Yanai
Shigenobu Nagamori
Full-time Audit & Supervisory Board member Tatsuhiro Murata
Maurice Atsushi Toyama
Audit & Supervisory Board member Soichiro Uno
Koichi Shibayama
Hidekazu Kubokawa
  • *1
    Directors, Messrs. Tadashi Yanai and Shigenobu Nagamori are external directors.
  • *2
    Audit & Supervisory Board members, Messrs. Maurice Atsushi Toyama, Soichiro Uno, Koichi Shibayama, and Hidekazu Kubokawa are external Audit & Supervisory Board members.
  • *
    A certain footnote was corrected on June 23, 2016.
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