Dentsu Announces Prospective Members of the Board, Audit & Supervisory Board Member, and Executive Officers

  Dentsu Announces Prospective Members of the Board, Audit & Supervisory Board
  Member, and Executive Officers

Business Wire

TOKYO -- February 21, 2013

Dentsu Inc. (TOKYO: 4324)(ISIN: JP3551520004)(President & CEO: Tadashi Ishii;
Head Office: Tokyo; Capital: 58,967.1 million yen) today convened a meeting of
its Board of Directors at its Head Office in Tokyo to select its prospective
Director, Member of the Board candidates and Audit & Supervisory Board Member
candidate to be nominated at the Company's General Meeting of Shareholders to
be held in June 2013 (hereinafter "General Meeting of Shareholders"), and to
announce the Executive Officer changes, which will become effective on April
1, 2013, as follows.

                                                                
1.   Incoming and Outgoing Directors, Members of the Board

     (1) Incoming Directors, Members of the Board
     As the terms of all eleven (11) Dentsu Directors, Members of the Board
     will expire at the conclusion of the General Meeting of Shareholders, the
     following individuals will be nominated as Director, Member of the Board
     candidates at the same meeting.

     12 Director, Member of the Board Candidates
     (1 Representative Director, 9 Directors, 2 Outside Directors)

     New Position                       Name          Current Position
     Representative                           Tadashi        Representative
     Director                                 Ishii          Director
     Director                                 Shoichi        Director
                                              Nakamoto
     Director                                 Yuzuru Kato    Director
     Director (newly                          Tim Andree     Executive Officer
     appointed)
     Director                                 Akira          Director
                                              Sugimoto
     Director                                 Ryuhei         Director
                                              Akiyama
     Director                                 Kunihiro       Director
                                              Matsushima
     Director (newly                          Yoshio         Executive Officer
     appointed)                               Takada
     Director (newly                          Akira          Executive Officer
     appointed)                               Tonouchi
     Director (newly                          Kazufumi       Executive Officer
     appointed)                               Hattori
     Outside Director                         Satoshi        President of
                                              Ishikawa       Kyodo News
                                                             President, The
     Outside Director                         Masahiro       Research
                                              Nakata         Institute of
                                                             Japan

     •               The election of the above candidates will be held at the
                     General Meeting of Shareholders.
                     The selection of the Representative Director will be
     •               decided at the meeting of the Board of Directors
                     following the conclusion of the General Meeting of
                     Shareholders.
     
     (2) Outgoing Directors, Members of the Board

     Current Position                         Name           New Position
     Chairman of the                          Tatsuyoshi     Chairman
     Board                                    Takashima
     Director                                 Tomoki         Executive Advisor
                                              Utsumi
                                              Kaoru          Audit &
     Director                                Shimura        Supervisory Board
                                                             Member

                     After retiring, Tatsuyoshi Takashima will serve as
                     Chairman, and Tomoki Utsumi will serve as Executive
                     Advisor. They will be appointed at the meeting of the
     •               Board of Directors following the conclusion of the
                     General Meeting of Shareholders. Kaoru Shimura will be
                     appointed to the Audit & Supervisory Board (see "2. Audit
                     & Supervisory Board Member" below).

           
2.   Audit & Supervisory Board Member

     Kimiharu Matsuda will resign his position as a member of the Audit &
     Supervisory Board at the General Meeting of Shareholders. Kaoru Shimura
     will be nominated and elected as a member of the Audit & Supervisory
     Board at the same meeting.

     Incoming Audit & Supervisory Board Member
     Kaoru Shimura (currently Senior Vice President, Dentsu Inc.)

     Outgoing Audit & Supervisory Board Member
     Kimiharu Matsuda

                    After resigning his position, Kimiharu Matsuda will serve
     •              as Executive Advisor. He will be appointed at the meeting
                    of the Board of Directors following the conclusion of the
                    General Meeting of Shareholders.


3.  Incoming and Outgoing Executive Officers
             
     (1)Incoming Executive Officers
                    
     All of Dentsu's twenty-six (26) current Executive Officers will resign
     their positions on March 31, 2013, and the following Executive Officers
     will be newly elected on April 1, 2013.
                    
     27 Executive Officers (1 President & CEO, 1 Senior Executive Vice
     President, 2 Executive Vice Presidents, 4 Senior Vice Presidents, 19
     Executive Officers)
                                                     
     New Position                Name                       Current Position
     President & CEO             Tadashi Ishii*             President & CEO
     Senior Executive            Shoichi                    Executive Vice
     Vice President              Nakamoto*                  President
     Executive Vice              Yuzuru Kato*               Senior Vice
     President                                              President
     Executive Vice              Tim Andree*                Senior Vice
     President                                              President
     Senior Vice                 Akira Sugimoto*            Senior Vice
     President                                              President
     Senior Vice                 Ryuhei Akiyama*            Senior Vice
     President                                              President
     Senior Vice                 Kunihiro                   Executive Officer
     President                   Matsushima*
     Senior Vice                 Yoshio Takada*             Executive Officer
     President
     Executive Officer           Kazumichi                  Executive Officer
                                 Iwagami
     Executive Officer           Akira Tonouchi*            Executive Officer
     Executive Officer           Naoki Tani                 Executive Officer
     Executive Officer           Norihisa Awa               Executive Officer
     Executive Officer           Toru Hirano                Executive Officer
     Executive Officer           Kenichi Kato               Executive Officer
     Executive Officer           Fumiharu                   Executive Officer
                                 Kobayashi
     Executive Officer           Toshihiro                  Executive Officer
                                 Yamamoto
     Executive Officer           Tsuneo                     Executive Officer
                                 Ogasawara
     Executive Officer           Kazufumi                   Executive Officer
                                 Hattori*
     Executive Officer           Nobuyuki Toya              Executive Officer
     Executive Officer           Tsuyoshi                   Executive Officer
                                 Iwashita
     Executive Officer                                      Director, Finance
                                 Seiji Ito                  & Accounting
     (Promoted)                                             Division
                                                            Director and
     Executive Officer                                      Executive Creative
                                 Yasuo Motoi                Director, Account
     (Promoted)                                             Management
                                                            Division 11
     Executive Officer                                      Director, Account
                                 Yuichi Okubo               Management
     (Promoted)                                             Division
     Executive Officer                                      Director, Account
                                 Yoshiaki Suzuki            Management
     (Promoted)                                             Division 12
     Executive Officer           Wataru                     Director, Account
                                 Mochizuki                  Management
     (Promoted)                                             Division 10
     Executive Officer                                      Director, Media
                                 Keiichi Maeda              Services /
     (Promoted)
                                                            Newspaper Division
     Executive Officer           Kiyoshi                    Director, Sports
                                 Nakamura                   Division
     (Promoted)
     *              Concurrently serving as a Director, Member of the Board.
                    President & CEO Tadashi Ishii will concurrently serve as
                    the Representative Director.
                                                            

   (2) Outgoing Executive Officers
                                                  
      Current Position            Name                     New Position
      Senior Vice                 Tomoki Utsumi            Executive Advisor
      President
      Senior Vice                 Kaoru Shimura            Audit & Supervisory
      President                                            Board Member
      Executive Officer           Takehiko Miura           Executive Advisor
      Executive Officer           Hirokazu Kizawa          Executive Advisor
      Executive Officer           Kenji Shiratsuchi        Extraordinary
                                                           Advisor
      Executive Officer           Gentaro Komiya           Executive Advisor
                                                           
                    Tomoki Utsumi and Kaoru Shimura will each remain as
      •             Director, Member of the Board until their terms expire in
                    June 2013.
                    When Takehiko Miura, Hirokazu Kizawa and Gentaro Komiya
                    resign their Executive Officer positions, they are
      •             expected to serve as Executive Advisors, while Kenji
                    Shiratsuchi is expected to serve as Extraordinary Advisor.
                    They will be appointed at the meeting of the Board of
                    Directors to be held in March 2013.
                    

About Dentsu Inc.

Founded in 1901, Dentsu Inc. has held the position of the world's largest
single-brand agency for 40 years. Through its unique "Integrated Communication
Design" approach, Dentsu offers multinational clients the most comprehensive
range of advertising and marketing services in the industry. While continuing
to pursue innovation in the digital arena, Dentsu is active in the production
and marketing of sports, movies, anime and other entertainment content on a
global scale. The Dentsu Group has more than 6,000 clients and around 22,000
employees worldwide.

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Contact:

Dentsu Inc.
Shusaku Kannan, (813) 6216-8042
Senior Manager
Corporate Communications Division
s.kannan@dentsu.co.jp
 
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