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Aiming to achieve Growth through Creativity and Innovation. Hisao Tanaka Director, President and CEO/A Video Message from Mr. Tanaka

The world in which we do business is changing rapidly. We are responding by increasing the speed and vigor of management, so as to get the very best out of Toshiba Group's technological, product development, and manufacturing capabilities. Through proactive management, we aim to achieve further growth with enhanced profitability and greater financial robustness.

In addition to "Energy" and "Data Storage", already positioned as two strategic business pillars, we have identified "Healthcare" as our third business pillar, and carried out a major reorganization of our business groups accordingly. Primarily through the three business areas, we aim to develop solutions to important global social issues, such as the world's fast growing population, the needs generated by the explosive growth of the information society, resource and energy shortages, and global environmental issues.

Our target is Growth through Creativity and Innovation - to enhance corporate value continuously by pursuing growth that does not overly depend on market growth, but that is driven by Toshiba's own unique creative powers of imagination; our own abilities to generate new engines for growth. To unleash this new growth, we are seeking value creation and synergies by combining already existing technologies with intellectual property drawn from across Toshiba Group's business fields. Alongside this, we are creating new products and services derived from innovative new technologies. We are also pursuing enhanced quality and efficiency, higher speed, and improved productivity throughout our operations.

Our Growth through Creativity and Innovation will be driven by diversity. Toshiba's commitment to ongoing globalization is reflected in a determination to actively enrich management with people offering diverse perspectives. I want to see everyone employed in Toshiba Group, whatever their gender or nationality, pooling their ideas, clarifying issues through in-depth discussion, and then acting decisively. For my part, I will do all that I can to cultivate this empowering corporate culture throughout Toshiba Group. Individual employees should enhance their capabilities and apply them to adding value to their business. This is the key to ensuring Toshiba Group grows and flourishes as a truly global enterprise.

Fulfilling our corporate social responsibility by according the highest priorities to human life and safety and to compliance are prerequisites for the success of our business. We will do our utmost to maximize corporate value through the promotion of CSR management as a trusted corporate citizen of planet Earth.

In leading Toshiba Group's 200,000 employees throughout the world, I will endeavor to orchestrate their capabilities to realize a vibrant Toshiba Group in which every individual brings their potential into full play and contributes to the achievement of Growth through Creativity and Innovation.

Hisao Tanaka
Director, President and CEO

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