Tokyo (February 15, 2019) - Bridgestone Corporation today announced the following changes in Members of the Board of Directors, Executive Officers and Corporate Officers.

1. Changing Position and Responsibility of Executive Officers
(Effective February 16, 2019)

NameNewFormer
Shuichi
ISHIBASHI
Vice Chair and Representative Executive Officer
Responsible for GBS (Global Business Support)
Concurrently responsible for Technology and Quality Management
Concurrently responsible for Global Original Equipment and Marketing Strategy
Concurrently responsible for Olympics・Paralympics, Sports・Cycle & Active Healthy Lifestyle
Concurrently Executive Chair of Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd. *1;
Concurrently Executive Chair of Bridgestone Cycle Co., Ltd. *2
Vice Chair and Representative Executive Officer
Responsible for GBS (Global Business Support)
Concurrently responsible for Technology and Quality Management
Concurrently responsible for Global Original Equipment and Marketing Strategy
Concurrently responsible for Olympics・Paralympics, Sports・Cycle & Active Healthy Lifestyle
Concurrently Executive Chair of Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.;
Concurrently Executive Chair of Bridgestone Cycle Co., Ltd.

*1 Executive Chair holds the role of Chairman of Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd. effective from February 16, 2019.

*2 Executive Chair holds the role of Chairman of Bridgestone Cycle Co., Ltd. effective from February 16, 2019.

2. Retiring Member of Executive Officers
(Effective February 16, 2019)

NameNewFormer
Asahiko
NISHIYAMA*
Vice President and Officer
Assistant to Executive Vice President and
Executive Officer, Olympics・Paralympics, Sports・Cycle & Active Healthy Lifestyle
Executive Vice President and Executive Officer
Responsible for Olympics・Paralympics, Sports・Cycle & Active Healthy Lifestyle;
Concurrently Chairman of Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.;
Concurrently Chairman of Bridgestone Cycle Co., Ltd.

*Asahiko NISHIYAMA is retiring from the position of Executive Officer on February 15, 2019.

3. New Member of Corporate Officers
(Effective February 16, 2019)

NameNewFormer
Mitsuhira
SHIMAZAKI
Vice President and Officer
Olympics・Paralympics
Senior Vice President
Assistant to Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, Olympics・Paralympics, Sports・Cycle & Active Healthy Lifestyle

4. Changing Position and Responsibility of Corporate Officers
(Effective February 16, 2019)

NameNewFormer
Shingo
KUBOTA
Vice President and Officer
Assistant to Vice President and Officer, Auditing
Assistant to Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, Olympics・Paralympics, Sports・Cycle & Active Healthy Lifestyle
Assistant to Vice President and Officer, Diversified Products Business Strategy, Administration and CQO
Vice President and Officer
Assistant to Executive Vice President and
Executive Officer, Olympics・Paralympics, Sports・Cycle & Active Healthy Lifestyle
Assistant to Vice President and Officer,
Diversified Products Business Strategy,
Administration and CQO

5. New Members of the Board of Directors
(To be assumed after approval at the Companys Annual Shareholders Meeting on March 22, 2019)

NameNewFormer
Akihiro
ETO
Member of the Board
President
COO and Representative Executive Officer
President
COO and Representative Executive Officer
Tsuyoshi
YOSHIMI
Member of the Board
Member of the Audit Committee
Vice President and Officer
Auditing

6. Re-elected Members of the Board of Directors
(To be assumed after approval at the Companys Annual Shareholders Meeting on March 22, 2019)

NameNewFormer
Masaaki
TSUYA
Chairman of the Board
CEO and Representative Executive Officer
Chairman of the Board
CEO and Representative Executive Officer
Scott
Trevor
DAVIS
Member of the Board *
Member of the Nominating Committee and the Compensation Committee
Member of the Board
Member of the Nominating Committee and the Compensation Committee
Yuri
OKINA
Member of the Board *
Member of the Nominating Committee and the Compensation Committee
Member of the Board
Member of the Nominating Committee and the Compensation Committee
Kenichi
MASUDA
Member of the Board *
Member of the Nominating Committee and the Compensation Committee
Member of the Board
Member of the Nominating Committee and the Compensation Committee
Kenzo
YAMAMOTO
Member of the Board *
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Board
Member of the Audit Committee
Keikou
TERUI
Member of the Board *
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Board
Member of the Audit Committee
Seiichi
SASA
Member of the Board *
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Board
Member of the Audit Committee
Yojiro
SHIBA
Member of the Board *
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Board
Member of the Audit Committee
Yoko
SUZUKI
Member of the Board *
Member of the Audit Committee
Member of the Board
Member of the Audit Committee

*Candidates for outside directors as set forth in Article 2(xv) of the Companies Act

7. Retiring Members of the Board of Directors
(Effective March 22, 2019)

NameNewFormer
Kazuhisa
NISHIGAI
External Advisor Member of the Board
Narumi
ZAITSU
External Advisor Member of the Board
Member of the Audit Committee
Kenichi
TOGAMI
External Advisor Member of the Board
Member of the Audit Committee

8. Re-elected Members of Executive Officers
(To be assumed after approval at the Board Meeting on March 22, 2019)

NameNewFormer
Masaaki
TSUYA
Chairman of the Board
CEO and Representative Executive Officer
Chairman of the Board
CEO and Representative Executive Officer
Akihiro
ETO
Member of the Board
President
COO and Representative Executive Officer
President
COO and Representative Executive Officer
Shuichi
ISHIBASHI
Vice Chair and Representative Executive Officer
Responsible for GBS(Global Business Support)
Concurrently responsible for Technology and Quality Management
Concurrently responsible for Global Original Equipment and Marketing Strategy
Concurrently responsible for Olympics・Paralympics, Sports・Cycle & Active Healthy Lifestyle
Concurrently Executive Chair of Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.;
Concurrently Executive Chair of Bridgestone Cycle Co., Ltd.
Vice Chair and Representative Executive Officer
Responsible for GBS(Global Business Support)
Concurrently responsible for Technology and Quality Management
Concurrently responsible for Global Original Equipment and Marketing Strategy
Concurrently responsible for Olympics・Paralympics, Sports・Cycle & Active Healthy Lifestyle
Concurrently Executive Chair of Bridgestone Sports Co., Ltd.;
Concurrently Executive Chair of Bridgestone Cycle Co., Ltd.
Gordon
KNAPP
Vice Chair and Executive Officer of Bridgestone Corporation
Member of the Board, CEO and President of Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
Vice Chair and Executive Officer of Bridgestone Corporation
Member of the Board, CEO and President of Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
Paolo
FERRARI
Executive Vice President and Executive Officer of Bridgestone Corporation
Member of the Board, CEO and President of Bridgestone Europe NV/SA
Chairman of Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
Executive Vice President and Executive Officer of Bridgestone Corporation
Member of the Board, CEO and President of Bridgestone Europe NV/SA
Chairman of Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
Christine
KARBOWIAK
Executive Vice President and Executive Officer of Bridgestone Corporation
Responsible for Global Public Relations, Government Relations and Sustainability
Vice Chair, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Risk Officer and Executive Vice President of Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
Executive Vice President and Executive Officer of Bridgestone Corporation
Responsible for Global Public Relations, Government Relations and Sustainability
Vice Chair, Chief Administrative Officer, Chief Risk Officer and Executive Vice President of Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
Masato
BANNO
Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer
Responsible for Technology, Quality Management; Concurrently responsible for Products and Technology Development
Senior Vice President and Executive Officer, Chief Technology Officer
Responsible for Technology, Quality Management; Concurrently responsible for Products and Technology Development
Masahiro
HIGASHI
Senior Vice President and Executive Officer
Responsible for MAA(Mining, Aircraft, Agriculture)& Diversified Products Solutions Business
Senior Vice President and Executive Officer
Responsible for MAA(Mining, Aircraft, Agriculture)& Diversified Products Solutions Business

9. New Members of Corporate Officers
(Effective March 22, 2019)

NameNewFormer
Scott
DAMON
Vice President and Officer of Bridgestone Corporation
President, Commercial Group, U.S. and Canada of Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
President, Commercial Group, U.S. and Canada of Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
Emilio
TIBERIO
Vice President and Officer of Bridgestone Corporation
Chief Technology Officer of Bridgestone Europe NV/SA
Vice President, Research & Development of Bridgestone Europe NV/SA

10. Changing Positions and Responsibilities of Corporate Officers
(Effective March 22, 2019)

NameNewFormer
Asahiko
NISHIYAMA
Vice President and Officer
Seconded to Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
Vice Chair of Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
Vice President and Officer
Assistant to Executive Vice President and
Executive Officer, Olympics・Paralympics, Sports・Cycle & Active Healthy Lifestyle
Christopher
NICASTRO
Vice President and Senior Officer of Bridgestone Corporation
Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer, Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
Member of the Board of Bridgestone Europe NV/SA
Vice President and Officer of Bridgestone Corporation
Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary and Chief Compliance Officer, Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
Member of the Board of Bridgestone Europe NV/SA
Gabriel
ASBUN
Vice President and Senior Officer of Bridgestone Corporation
Member of the Board, CEO and COO of Bridgestone Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
Vice President and Officer of Bridgestone Corporation
Member of the Board, COO of Bridgestone Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
Yoshikazu
SHIDA
Vice President and Officer
Seconded to Bridgestone Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
Executive Chair of Bridgestone Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
Chairman of Bridgestone (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
Vice President and Officer
Seconded to Bridgestone Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
Member of the Board, CEO of Bridgestone Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd.
Chairman of Bridgestone (China) Investment Co., Ltd.
Koji
TAKAGI
Vice President and Officer
Seconded to Bridgestone Europe NV/SA
Vice Chair of Bridgestone Europe NV/SA
Vice President and Officer
Seconded to Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
Vice Chair of Bridgestone Americas, Inc.
Shingo
KUBOTA
Vice President and Officer
Auditing
Vice President and Officer
Assistant to Vice President and Officer, Auditing
Assistant to Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, Olympics・Paralympics, Sports・Cycle & Active Healthy Lifestyle
Assistant to Vice President and Officer, Diversified Products Business Strategy, Administration and CQO

11. Retiring Member of Corporate Officers
(Effective March 22, 2019)

NameNewFormer
Minoru
SHIMIZU
External Advisor Senior Vice President and Senior Officer Assistant to President, COO and Representative Executive Officer

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.

May 30, 2019