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February 12, 2009

Notice Regarding Appointments of President, Executive Director, and President of Subsidiary Company

TOKYO, February 9, 2009 -- DISCO Corporation would like to announce that the Board of Directors meeting on February 9, 2009 approved the appointment of the President, Executive Director as well as the President of a subsidiary company as follows.

1. Appointment as President (Effective on April 1, 2009)


Reason for this appointment

In light of the situation where the world economies and finance have been faltering, this generational change is necessary in order to further increase the speed in decision-making, foster a strong sense of organizational unity and establish a vigorous structure to cope with the difficult times.
DISCO remains stakeholder focused and will continue to invest in R&D, implement responsible cost control measures, adhere to the highest ethical standards, and provide world class products and support.


Appointment details

Name New title Present title
Hitoshi Mizorogi Chairman and CEO President and CEO
Kazuma Sekiya President and COO
General Manager, Corporate Strategy Division
President, PS Company
Manager, Engineering R&D Department
Executive Director
President, PS Company
Manager, Engineering R&D Department


Name and background of the new President



Kazuma Sekiya

Date of birth


February 14, 1966

Home city



Academic background


Keio University
(Bachelor of Science in Science and Technology, March 1988)

Major career


July 1989
April 1994

Entrance into DISCO Corporation
Manager, Engineering R&D Department (Present post),
PS Operating Division (Current PS Company)

June 1995
July 1998
July 2002
April 2003
April 2009

Vice President, PS Company
Executive Director (Present post)
President, PS Company (Present post)
President (Scheduled)

2. Appointment as Executive Director (Effective on April 1, 2009)

Name New title Present title
Keizo Sekiya Executive Director
Concurrent with the below post at Tecnisco
Executive Director
General Manager, Corporate Strategy Division
General Manager, Corporate Communications

3. Appointment as President of the Subsidiary Company (Tecnisco Ltd.) (Effective on April 1, 2009)

Name New title Present title
Taiji Miyagawa Chairman President
Keizo Sekiya President Director
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