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Dentsu Announces Change of Representative Directors and President & CEO

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January 19, 2017

Dentsu Inc. (Tokyo: 4324; ISIN: JP3551520004; President & CEO Tadashi Ishii, Head Office: Tokyo; Capital: 74,609.81 million yen) today convened a meeting of its Board of Directors to determine the resignation of Tadashi Ishii as a Representative Director and President & CEO, and to select Shoichi Nakamoto (currently Director and Senior Executive Vice President & CFO) and Yoshio Takada (currently Director and Executive Vice President) as Representative Director and Senior Executive Vice President & CFO and Representative Director and Executive Vice President respectively, and to select Toshihiro Yamamoto (currently Senior Vice President) as President and CEO. These changes will become effective on January 23.

After his resignation Mr. Tadashi Ishii will hand over his responsibilities to the successor Representative Directors and President & CEO and fulfill his accountability to shareholders until the expiration of his term as Director (the conclusion of Dentsu's annual shareholders meeting to be held in March 2017).

Brief personal histories of the two newly appointed Representative Directors and the new President & CEO are as follows.

Shoichi Nakamoto
New Position:    Representative Director and Senior Executive Vice President & CFO
Current Position:    Director, Member of the Board, and Senior Executive Vice President & CFO
Number of Shares Held: 17,561
Place of Birth:    Fukuoka Prefecture
Date of Birth:         November 15, 1950
March 1973          Graduated from Faculty of Commerce, Waseda University
April 1973            Joined Dentsu
December 2001     Director, Finance & Accounting Division
June 2006            Executive Officer, Finance & Accounting Headquarters
June 2009            Director, Member of the Board, and Senior Vice President
April 2011            Director, Member of the Board, and Executive Vice President & CFO
April 2013    Director, Member or the Board, and Senior Executive Vice President & CFO
January 2017        Representative Director and Senior Executive Vice President & CFO
(to be assigned on January 23)


Yoshio Takada
New Position:    Representative Director and Executive Vice President
Current Position:    Director, Member of the Board, and Executive Vice President
Number of Shares Held: 3,879
Place of Birth:    Niigata Prefecture
Date of Birth:     March 19, 1955
March 1977    Graduated from College of Law, Nihon University
April 1977    Joined Dentsu
June 2007    Director, Media Services / TV Division
April 2009    Executive Officer and Director, Media Services / TV Division
April 2013    Senior Vice President
June 2013    Director, Member of the Board, and Senior Vice President
January 2016    Director, Member of the Board, and Executive Vice President  
January 2017    Representative Director and Executive Vice President
    (to be assigned on January 23)

Toshihiro Yamamoto
New Position:    President & CEO
Current Position:    Senior Vice President
Number of Shares Held: 4,099
Place of Birth:    Tokyo
Date of Birth:    May 31, 1958
March 1981    Graduated from Faculty of Economics, Keio University
April 1981    Joined Dentsu
April 2009    Director, Communication Design Center
April 2010    Director, Communication Design Center and MC Planning Division
April 2011    Executive Officer and Director, Communication Design Center
June 2014    Director, Member of the Board, and Executive Officer
January 2016    Senior Vice President
January 2017    President & CEO (to be assigned on January 23)
* Mr.Yamamoto is the only President who has led all three domestic business domains: Media Content, Account Services and Business Development.

Message from Toshihiro Yamamoto, New President & CEO:
My mission is to re-establish trust in Dentsu in Japan, and build a sustainable growth path for the long term. I believe it will become a reality with the improvements we are making to create a more flexible working environment where our diverse talents will thrive to help create value for our clients and professional fulfilment for our people.

Toshihiro Yamamoto

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