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Establishment of UniCarriers group and new Management team


August 1, 2012 – UniCarriers Corporation (Headquarters: Minami Oi Shinagawa-ku Tokyo, Representative: Satoru Omori, "UniCarriers") today completed the transfer of all issued shares of TCM Corporation from Hitachi Construction Machinery Co.,Ltd. and all issued shares of Nissan Forklift Co.,Ltd. from Nissan Motor Co.,Ltd. UniCarriers will develop forklift business with a total of 30 billion yen of growth capital injected by Innovation Network Corporation of Japan ("INCJ").

The long term vision of UniCarriers is "Challenge for Excellence". From production to sales, domestic to global, UniCarriers aims for "Excellence" in every area of the forklift business.

UniCarriers plans to merge its two operating companies by next spring to generate maximum synergies and pursue business improvement and quality improvement. Furthermore, by sharing the responsibilities with Directors and Corporate officers, UniCarriers will ensure that necessary business decisions will be carried out swiftly.

The new management team which has been decided today at the board meeting of UniCarriers is as follows.


1. Directors (as of August 1, 2012)

Name, position and other posts
Satoru Omori President & CEO
Other Posts: Chairman, TCM Co.,Ltd./Chairman, Nissan Forklift Co.,Ltd.
Hidetoshi Shibata Directors (Outside)
Other Post: Executive Managing Director, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan
Makoto Sato Directors (Outside)
Other Post: Senior Adviser, Hitachi Construction Machinery Co.,Ltd.
Jun Seki Directors (Outside)
Other Post: Corporate Vice President, Nissan Motor Co.,Ltd.
Kazuki Kawabe Directors (Outside)
Other Post: Director, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan
Takeshi Sekine Auditor (Outside)
Other Post: Executive Managing Director, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan
Fumio Shibano Auditor (Outside)
Other Post: General Manager, Internal Auditing Office/Hitachi Construction Machinery Co.,Ltd.
Hideaki Kubo Auditor (Outside)
Other Post: Global Internal Audit Office Chief Internal Audit Officer, Nissan Motor Co.,Ltd.

2. Corporate officers (as of August 1, 2012)

Name, position and other posts
Satoru Omori President & CEO
Other Posts: Chairman, TCM Co.,Ltd.,/Chairman, Nissan Forklift Co.,Ltd.
Ken Matsumura Officer & General Manager of Corporate Strategy Division
Other Posts: Director, TCM Co.,Ltd./Director, Nissan Forklift Co.,Ltd.
Akira Shiki Officer & General Manager of Product Merchandizing HQ
Other Posts: President and CEO, Nissan Forklift Co.,Ltd./Officer, TCM Co.,Ltd.
Hideo Arahata Officer & General Manager of New Business Development & M&A
Other Post: Vice Chairman, TCM Co.,Ltd.
Shinji Fujita Officer & General Manager of R&D HQ
Other Post: Corporate Vice President Product Development, Nissan Forklift Co.,Ltd.
Masahiro Hiketa Officer & General Manager of Manufacturing HQ
Other Post: Executive Vice President and GM of Development and Production Group, TCM Co.,Ltd.
Takahiro Iwasaki Officer & General Manager of Japan Sales HQ
Other Post: Executive Managing Director and General Manager of Japan Sales, TCM Co.,Ltd.
Hideki Hamada Officer & General Manager of Product Merchandizing (Special & Construction Vehicle)
Other Post: President and Representative Director, TCM Co.,Ltd. /Officer, Nissan Forklift Co.,Ltd.



Contacts for inquiries
UniCarriers Corporation Corporate Strategy Division
Tel: 03-6202-3025
Email: media@unicarriers.co.jp