Tokyo (April 27, 2018) - Bridgestone Corporation today announced the following changes in Corporate Officers.

1. Changing Positions and Responsibilities of Corporate Officers
(May 16, 2018)

NameNewFormer
Masahiro HIGASHI Vice President and Senior Officer
Responsible for Diversified Products Business
Concurrently CEO and COO, Diversified Products Solutions in-house Company
Diversified Products Quality Management and Chief Quality Officer, Diversified Products
Diversified Products Solutions Business
Vice President and Senior Officer
Responsible for Diversified Products Business
Concurrently CEO and COO, Diversified Products Solutions in-house Company
Diversified Products Business Strategy, Administration and Chief Quality Officer, Diversified Products
Diversified Products Solutions Business
Masahito TSUJI Vice President and Officer
Diversified Products Administration and Business Reorganization;
Concurrently Director, Diversified Products Business Reorganization Division
Vice President and Officer
Diversified Products Business Reorganization;
Concurrently Director, Diversified Products Business Reorganization Division

(July 1, 2018)

NameNewFormer
Masashi OHARA Vice President and Senior Officer
Chief Quality Officer,
Responsible for Safety, Disaster Prevention, Environmental and CSR
Vice President and Senior Officer
Chief Quality Officer,
Responsible for Safety, Disaster Prevention, Environmental and CSR
CSR, Environment and Quality Management Planning
Masato BANNO Vice President and Senior Officer
Responsible for Products Development
Vice President and Senior Officer
Responsible for Products Development
Commercial Tire Development
Masahiro HIGASHI Vice President and Senior Officer
Responsible for Diversified Products Business
Concurrently CEO and COO, Diversified Products Solutions in-house Company
Diversified Products Solutions Business
Vice President and Senior Officer
Responsible for Diversified Products Business
Concurrently CEO and COO, Diversified Products Solutions in-house Company
Diversified Products Quality Management and Chief Quality Officer, Diversified Products
Diversified Products Solutions Business
Hiroshi YOSHIMORI Vice President and Officer
Global Solutions Business;
Concurrently COO, Global Mining and Agricultural Solutions in-house Company
Global Solutions Production, Administration and Chief Quality Officer
Vice President and Officer
Global Mining and Agricultural Solutions, Chief Quality Officer,
Global Solutions;
Concurrently COO, Global Mining and Agricultural Solutions in-house Company
Aircraft Tire Solutions Business

2. New Members of Corporate Officers
(July 1, 2018)

NameNewFormer
Sho INOUE Vice President and Officer
CSR, Environment and Quality Management Planning;
Concurrently Director, Quality System Division
Director,
Quality System Division
Takashi KOBAYASHI Vice President and Officer
Commercial Tire Development
Director,
Seconded to Bridgestone Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
Shinichi WATANABE Vice President and Officer
Diversified Products Quality Management and Chief Quality Officer, Diversified Products;
Concurrently Director, Diversified Quality Management Promotion Division
Director,
Diversified Quality Management Promotion Division

About Bridgestone Corporation:
Bridgestone Corporation, headquartered in Tokyo, is the world’s largest tire and rubber company. In addition to tires for use in a wide variety of applications, it also manufactures a broad range of diversified products, which include industrial rubber and chemical products and sporting goods. Its products are sold in over 150 nations and territories around the world.

October 31, 2018