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Release: February 21, 2011
NGK INSULATORS, LTD.

Change in Representative Directors

At a meeting of the board of directors of NGK INSULATORS, LTD. held on February 21, 2011, the following change in representative directors was decided:

1. Reason for change

For continuation of business expansion and for rejuvenation of present nine-year organizational structure

2. Description of change

Shun Matsushita Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
(Currently President and Chief Executive Officer)
Taro Kato President
(Currently Executive Vice President)
Masaharu Shibata Executive Corporate Advisor
(Currently Chairman of the Board)

Masaharu Shibata will retire as a director at the annual shareholders' meeting scheduled for June 2011.

3. Date of appointment

April 1, 2011

4. Profile

New Chairman of the Board

Name: Shun Matsushita
Date of birth: November 7, 1946
Place of birth: Mie Prefecture
Education: March 1969 Graduated from the School of Economics, Nagoya University
Employment history: March 1969 Joined NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
June 1997 Director
June 1999 Managing Director
June 2001 Executive Managing Director
June 2002 President and Chief Executive Officer
April 2011 Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (planned)

New President

Name: Taro Kato
Date of birth: September 6, 1948
Place of birth: Saitama Prefecture
Education: March 1972 Graduated from the Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
Employment history: March 1972 Joined NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
June 1999 Director
June 2002 Managing Director
June 2004 Executive Managing Director
June 2005 Executive Vice President
April 2011 President (planned)
Incoming President Taro Kato, Executive Vice President

Incoming President Taro Kato, Executive Vice President


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