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Tadashi Okamura, President and CEO of Toshiba, Nominated to be President of the Company for the Next Term

29 January, 2004

Tokyo -- Toshiba Corporation announced today that its board of directors has accepted a proposal from its Nominating Committee that Mr. Tadashi Okamura, Toshiba's current president and CEO, be nominated as a candidate for president and CEO of the company for the coming term. The one-year term will run from the date of the board meeting to be held immediately after the general meeting of the shareholders in late June.

In 2003, Toshiba enhanced its corporate governance, including operating transparency and managerial supervisory functions, by adopting the “Company with Committee” system. The Nominating Committee was established at that time, and has a majority of outside directors.

In making its recommendation, the three-member committee agreed that Toshiba's key management challenges are to ensure continued promotion of renovation programs and to establish solid ground for sustained growth. The committee noted the contributions that Mr. Okamura has already made in this regard, and advocated that Mr. Okamura should continue to carry out his current responsibilities.

Mr. Okamura's biography is as follows:
Name Tadashi Okamura
Birth date July 26, 1938 (65 years old)
Place of birth Tokyo
March 1962   Graduated from Faculty of Law, The University of Tokyo
April 1962   Joined Toshiba Corporation
June 1994   Vice President and Director
June 2000   President and CEO, Director

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