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June 24, 2014

Japan Display Inc. Shifts to New Organization in July 2014

June 24, 2014 (Tokyo, Japan): Japan Display Inc. (President and CEO: Shuichi Otsuka, JDI), a leading global supplier of small- and medium-sized displays, will be restructuring its organization at the division level on July 1, 2014. This change has two purposes. One is to speed up the implementation of strategies and policies and the other is to strengthen the account management function. First, the cross-sectional function will be revised from a companywide perspective. Second, the Business Division and Sales Division functions will be reorganized to strengthen the account management function. And third, the post of Chief Operating Officer (COO), who takes charge of operations, will be introduced.

1. Account Management Function
Traditionally, JDI integrated the custom design function by application and by region of the Business Division with the customer-specific service function of the Sales Division in a cross-sectional manner. To swiftly respond to customers with a global presence, these functions will be organizationally integrated and placed under individual Business Units.

2. Chief Operating Officer (COO)
To effectively implement business strategies, product strategies, design standardization and value analysis or value engineering (VA/VE) from a companywide perspective to maintain the highest speed and lowest cost in the industry, JDI will be constructing a system under which all processes from product planning to mass production are under the sole control and responsibility of the COO.

3. Organization

4.Executive Officers

Chief Executive Officer Shuichi Otsuka
Chief Operating Officer and Chief Business Officer Shuji Aruga
Chief Financial Officer Yasuhiro Nishi
Chief Strategy Officer Hiroyuki Ohshima
Chief Business Officer Hideya Sakaida
Chief Technology Officer Yoneharu Takubo
Chief Business Officer Yoshiyuki Tsukizaki
Chief Administrative Officer Takao Yasuda
Procurement Division Division Manager Isao Fukui
Module Product Division Division Manager Kazutaka Nagaoka
Manufacturing Division Division Manager Sadahiro Numazawa



About JDI
Japan Display Inc. (JDI) is the leading global manufacturer of small- and medium-sized display panels and has the world's largest manufacturing capacity for LTPS LCD panels. JDI develops, designs and manufactures displays that provide high resolution, low power consumption and an ultra thin structure for application in smartphones, tablets, automotive electronics, digital cameras, medical equipment and other electronic devices. The company's major customers include leading consumer electronics manufacturers and other well-known global companies. JDI was formed through the consolidation of the display panel businesses of Sony, Hitachi and Toshiba and commenced operations on April 1, 2012.


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