Mazda Motor Corporation has announced that Masamichi Kogai will be named President and Chief Executive Officer, effective June 25, 2013. Kogai will succeed Takashi Yamanouchi, who remains Chairman of the Board.

Seita Kanai, formerly Executive Vice President in charge of promoting Mono Tsukuri Innovation, Brand Enhancement and Quality Assurance, will be promoted to Vice Chairman of the Board.

Akira Marumoto, formerly Director and Senior Managing Executive Officer in charge of Corporate Planning, Profit Control, Product Strategy, Corporate Brand Enhancement and Cost Innovation, will be appointed Executive Vice President of Mazda, Assistant to the President, in charge of Oversight of Operations in the Americas and Corporate Planning Domain.

All changes will be ratified as of the completion of the 147th General Shareholders' Meeting on June 25 and the subsequent Meeting of the Board of Directors.

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