Renesas Electronics Announces Changes in Representative Directors and the Titles

  Renesas Electronics Announces Changes in Representative Directors and the
  Titles

Business Wire

TOKYO -- May 09, 2013

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723, Renesas), a premier supplier of
advanced semiconductor solutions, made the following decisions at a meeting of
the Board of Directors held today on the nomination of part of a candidate for
the Member of the Board to be submitted for approval at the Ordinary General
Meeting of Shareholders held in June 2013 and the changes in its
Representative Directors as well as the titles to be officially appointed at a
meeting of the Board of Directors scheduled after the Ordinary General Meeting
of Shareholders.

1. Purpose of the Change in Representative Director and the Titles

Renesas has been pursuing the establishment of a robust and profitable
structure by engaging in structural reforms. At the same time, as announced on
December 10, 2012, in “Renesas Electronics Announces Share Issue through
Third-party Allotment, and Change in Major Shareholders, Largest Shareholder
who is a Major Shareholder, Parent Company and Other Related Companies”,
Renesas also plans to boost its capital for implementing growth investments in
focused areas securing the recovery of its business performance along with
establishing a financial base that is resistant to drastic market changes.

Under such circumstances, Renesas resolved the nomination of Representative
Director, Chairman and CEO as well as the changes in the titles of its
Representative Directors at a meeting of the Board of Directors held today, on
the condition that the official appointment will be made after approvals at
the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders and a meeting of the Board of
Directors held in June 2013, with the aim of strengthening the management
structure intended for an earlier recovery of business performance and future
growth.

2. Outline of the Changes

                                           
Name               New Position and Title    Former Position and Title
Hisao Sakuta       Representative Director,  Chairman of the Board of
                    Chairman and CEO           Directors, OMRON Corporation*
Tetsuya Tsurumaru  Representative Director,  Representative Director,
                    President and COO          President

          Hisao Sakuta is scheduled to retire from the Director of OMRON
* Note:  Corporation after the company’s Ordinary General Meeting of
          Shareholders on June 20, 2013.
          

3. Biography of the New Representative Director

                                                               
Name                                                               Number of
Date of Birth  Biography                                         Renesas’
                                                                   Shares Held

                April 1968 Joined OMRON Corporation
                September 1987 Manager,
                Business Management Department, Automotive
                Electronic Components Division,
                Control Components Divisions HQ
                September 1989 General Manager,
                Temperature Control Components Devices
Hisao           Division, Control Components Divisions HQ
Sakuta          September 1992 Senior General Manager,
                Strategy Planning Division,Industrial Business
              Group                                             0 shares
                June 1995 Director, OMRON Corporation
September 6,    June 1999 Managing Officer,
1944            Omron Corporation Senior General Manager,
                Corporate Planning Division
                June 2001 Senior Managing Officer,
                Omron Corporation Company President,
                Electronic Components Business Company
                June 2003 CEO and Representative Director,
                OMRON Corporation
                June 2012 to present Chairman of the BOD
                                                                

4. Schedule

The nomination of a candidate of the Member of the Board is planned to be
approved at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled in June
2013. Then the new Member of the Board will be officially appointed as a
Representative Director at a meeting of the Board of Directors after the
Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders.

Other executive personnel changes excluding the above will be announced soon
after decided.

About Renesas Electronics Corporation

Renesas Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723), the world's number one supplier
of microcontrollers, is a premiere supplier of advanced semiconductor
solutions including microcontrollers, SoC solutions and a broad-range of
analog and power devices. Business operations began as Renesas Electronics in
April 2010 through the integration of NEC Electronics Corporation (TSE: 6723)
and Renesas Technology Corp., with operations spanning research, development,
design and manufacturing for a wide range of applications. Headquartered in
Japan, Renesas Electronics has subsidiaries in 20 countries worldwide. More
information can be found at www.renesas.com.

Contact:

Media Contacts:
Japan
Renesas Electronics Corporation
Yoichi Kobayashi, + 81-3-6756-5552
pr@renesas.com
 
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