Nakagawa Named President At Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. As Teranishi Leaves To Assume Management Of Company's Japanese

Nakagawa Named President At Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. As Teranishi Leaves
            To Assume Management Of Company's Japanese Subsidiary

PR Newswire

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 19, 2014

IRVINE, Calif., Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.
(KMC) has announced that Masafumi "Masa" Nakagawa will succeed Takeshi "Tak"
Teranishi as president of the company, effective April 1. Nakagawa, who spent
six years at KMC's Irvine headquarters in the late 1990s, will transition to
his new position when Teranishi, who joined KMC in 2009, leaves to assume the
presidency of Kawasaki Motors Corporation Japan.

Nakagawa, the new KMC president, joined the parent company, Kawasaki Heavy
Industries, Ltd. (KHI) in 1977, after receiving a degree in Economics from
Kyoto University. He held several titles within KHI and subsidiary companies
in Japan and Europe in addition to his earlier posting in the United States.
Most positions emphasized marketing and sales, and included a three-year stint
as the managing director of Kawasaki Motors Europe N.V. as well as his recent
position as general manager of the Marketing and Sales Division of KHI's
Motorcycle & Engine Company in Japan, where he was also promoted to executive
officer in 2010.

"Masa's experience in all aspects of Kawasaki's business operations will allow
the company to continue its growth path and strengthen efforts to broaden our
brand's impact in the powersports arena," said Teranishi, the outgoing KMC
president.

During Teranishi's tenure at KMC, the company introduced several new products
that have helped to increase its market share. Included among these are the
Ninja^® 300, KLX® 250S, Vulcan^® 1700 Voyager^®, Teryx4™, Brute Force^® 300
and Jet Ski^® Ultra^® 310 series.

Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A. (KMC) markets and distributes Kawasaki
motorcyles, ATVs, Side X Sides, and personal watercraft through a network of
more than 1,200 independent retailers, with an additional 7,400 retailers
specializing in Kawasaki general purpose engines. KMC and its affiliates
employ nearly 3,100 people in the United States, with 300 of them located at
KMC's Irvine, Calif. headquarters.

Kawasaki's tagline, "Let the good times roll.^™", is recognized worldwide. For
five decades, the Kawasaki brand has become synonymous with powerful, stylish
and category-leading vehicles. Information about Kawasaki's complete line of
powersports products and Kawasaki affiliates can be found on the Internet at
www.kawasaki.com.

SOURCE Kawasaki Motors Corp., U.S.A.

Website: http://www.kawasaki.com
Contact: Freeman/McCue Public Relations, (714) 557-3663, Kawasaki Media
Relations, (949) 770-0400 ext. 2777, www.kawasaki.com
 
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