Press Releases 2017

Appointment of Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board Members

May 24, 2017
SoftBank Group Corp.

SoftBank Group Corp. (“SBG”) announces that today it has decided the candidates for the position of Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board members as below. The elections are subject to the approval of the 37th Annual General Meeting of Shareholders (the “AGM”) to be held on June 21, 2017. Selection of Full-time of Audit & Supervisory Board members is subject to a resolution at the Audit & Supervisory Board meeting to be held after the close of the AGM.

1. Appointment of members of the Board of Directors

(1) Newly elected candidates for members of the Board (to be elected on June 21, 2017)

Name Primary Current Title
Marcelo Claure President and CEO , Sprint Corporation
Rajeev Misra CEO, SoftBank Investment Advisers*1
Simon Segars CEO, ARM Holdings plc
Mark Schwartz Senior Director, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
Yasir O. Al-Rumayyan Managing Director and Board Member, the Public Investment Fund (PIF) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
[Notes]
  • *
    Messrs. Mark Schwartz and Yasir O. Al-Rumayyan are intending to be external directors.
  • *1
    SBG's wholly-owned subsidiaries, collectively called as “SoftBank Investment Advisers”, will advise the SoftBank Vision Fund.

(2) Director to resign from the Board (to be resigning on June 21, 2017)

Name Primary Current Title
Manabu Miyasaka Director, SBG
President and Representative Director, President Corporate Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Yahoo Japan Corporation
[Note]
  • *
    Mr. Manabu Miyasaka will resign from the Board of Directors of SBG. However, Mr. Miyasaka will remain as President and Representative Director, President Corporate Officer and Chief Executive Officer of Yahoo Japan Corporation, and will assume the position of Board Director at SoftBank Corp. as of June 20, 2017, and continue to focus on generating synergies between Yahoo Japan Corporation and SoftBank Corp.

2. Appointment of members of the Audit & Supervisory Board

(1) Newly elected candidate for the member of the Audit & Supervisory Board (to be elected on June 21, 2017)

Name Primary Current Title
Masato Suzaki Corporate Officer, Head of Legal Unit, General Manager of Legal Dept., SBG

(2) Members to resign from the Audit & Supervisory Board (to resign on June 21, 2017)

Name Primary Current Title
Tatsuhiro Murata Audit & Supervisory Board Member, SBG
Koichi Shibayama Audit & Supervisory Board Member, SBG

3. List of officers after the change

Chairman & CEO Masayoshi Son
Representative Director, President & COO Ken Miyauchi
Director Ronald D. Fisher
Marcelo Claure
Rajeev Misra
Simon Segars
Yun Ma
Tadashi Yanai
Shigenobu Nagamori
Mark Schwartz
Yasir O. Al-Rumayyan
Full-time of Audit & Supervisory Board Masato Suzaki
Maurice Atsushi Toyama
Audit & Supervisory Board Member Soichiro Uno
Hidekazu Kubokawa
[Note]
  • *
    Directors, Messrs. Tadashi Yanai, Shigenobu Nagamori, Mark Schwartz and Yasir O. Al-Rumayyan are external directors. Audit & Supervisory Board members, Messrs. Maurice Atsushi Toyama, Soichiro Uno and Hidekazu Kubokawa are external Audit & Supervisory Board members.
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