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Press Release

Announcement of executive appointment and personnel transfer

March 27, 2012
Cosmo Oil Co., Ltd.
Public Relations Office

Cosmo Oil Co., Ltd. approved the candidates for Directors.Please be informed of the details as follows.

The official decision on changes in the members of the Board of Directors will be made at the annual general meeting of shareholders scheduled for late June 2012 and at the Board meeting to follow. The changes in executive officers will officially become effective on June 26, 2012.

1.Changes in the Members of the Board of Directors (Tentative)

(1) Changes in the Representative Directors(Tentative):
Honorary Chairman, Director Keiichiro Okabe (Current position: Chairman, Representative Director)
Chairman, Representative Director Yaichi Kimura (Current position: President, Representative Director Chief Executive Officer)
President, Representative Director,
Chief Executive Officer
Keizo Morikawa (Current position: Representative Director Executive Vice President)
(2) Directors to Be Newly Appointed(Tentative):
Director Mohamed Al Mehairi (Current position:Director Investment, IPIC)
(3) Retiring Directors(Tentative):
Current position: Director Nasser Alsowaidi

2.Changes in the Members of the Board of Corporate Auditors (Tentative)

(1) Auditors to Be Newly Appointed:
Auditor Kazuto Ichikawa (Current position: President of Cosmo Delivery Service Co., Ltd.)
(2) Retiring Auditor:
Current position: Auditor Makoto Suzuki

3.Changes in the Office of Executive Officers

At the meeting of the Board of Directors of Cosmo Oil Co., Ltd. held today, the following executive officers have been selected and they will be appointed, effective June 26, 2012.

(1) New Executive Officer
Executive Officer Kenichi Taki (Current position: General Manager of Internal Auditing Office)
Executive Officer Kiyoshi Kumazawa (Current position: President of Cosmo kaiun Co., Ltd.)
Executive Officer Kimio Katayanagi (Current position: Director of Qatar Petroleum Development Co., Ltd.)
Executive Officer Hirohiko Kato (Current position: General Manager of Petroleum Products Trading Dept.)
Executive Officer Shunichi Tanaka (Current position: General Manager of Personal Dept.)
Executive Officer Hiroo Iura (Current position: Senior Managing Director of Cosmo Oil Sales Corp.)
(2)Retirement of Executive Officer
Current position:
Chief Executive Officer
Yaichi Kimura (To assume the position of Chairman, Representative Director)
Current position:
Senior Executive Officer
Kanesada Sufu
Current position:
Senior Executive Officer
Satoshi Nishi
Current position:
Senior Executive Officer
Hideo Matsushita
Current position:
Executive Officer
Toshiaki Iwana
Current position:
Executive Officer
Teruyuki Takishima
Current position:
Executive Officer
Masayoshi Ishino
Current position:
Executive Officer
Shigenori Nakano
(3)Promotion of Executive Officer
Chief Executive Officer Keizo Morikawa (Current position: Representative Director Executive Vice President)
Senior Executive Officer Muneyuki Sano (Current position: Executive Officer General Manager of Industrial Fuel Marketing Dept.)
Senior Executive Officer Takashi Shono (Current position: Executive Officer General Manager of Refining & Technology Dept.)
Senior Executive Officer Yasushi Ohe (Current position: Executive Officer General Manager of Demand & Supply Coordination Dept.)
(4) Changes in Responsibilities of Executive Officers:
Senior Executive Officer Hisashi Kobayashi Sales Dept.,Wholesale Marketing Dept.,Industrial Fuel Marketing Dept.,Distribution Dept.
(Current position: Sales Dept.,Wholesale Marketing Dept.,Industrial Fuel Marketing Dept., Demand & Supply Coordination Dept.)
Senior Executive Officer Hirohiko Ogiwara Corporate Communication Dept.,Personal Dept.,Demand & Supply Coordination Dept.
(Current position: General Manager of Tokyo Branch.)
Senior Executive Officer Hiroshi Kiriyama Corporate Planning Dept., R&D Dept.
(Current position: General Manager of Corporate Planning Dept.and Reform Promotion Dept.)
Senior Executive Officer Muneyuki Sano General Manager of Finance Dept.
(Current position: General Manager of Industrial Fuel Marketing Dept.s)
Senior Executive Officer Yasushi Ohe General Manager of Crude Oil & Tanker Dept.
(Current position: General Manager of Demand & Supply Coordination Dept.)
Executive Officer Kenichi Taki General Manager of Accounting Dept.
(Current position: Current position: General Manager of Internal Auditing Office)
Executive Officer Kiyoshi Kumazawa General Manager of Distribution Dept.
(Current position: President of Cosmo kaiun Co., Ltd.)
Executive Officer Kimio Katayanagi General Manager of Petroleum E&P Dept.
(Current position: Director of Qatar Petroleum Development Co., Ltd..)
Executive Officer Hirohiko Kato General Manager of Industrial Fuel Marketing Dept.
(Current position: General Manager of Petroleum Products Trading Dept.)
Executive Officer Hiroo Iura General Manager of Tokyo Branch.
(Current position: Senior Managing Director of Cosmo Oil Sales Corp.)
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