News Release

Maruho Announces Executive Personnel Changes and New Executive Structure

Osaka (Japan), December 21, 2020 - Maruho Co., Ltd ("Maruho", Head Office: Osaka, Japan) announces that as of December 18, 2020, Representative Directors, Board of Directors and Corporate Officers have been changed, in addition to a new executive structure as stated below.

<Executive Personnel Changes>
Representative Directors

Name New Title Previous Title
Koichi Takagi Representative Director,
Chairman of the Board
Representative Director,
President & CEO
Atsushi Sugita Representative Director,
President & CEO
Director of the Board,
Executive Vice President

Profile of Representative Director, President & CEO

March, 2012 Entered Company
October, 2013 Associate General Manager, Global Business Development Dept.
October, 2014 Corporate Officer, North American Region
December, 2014 Director of the Board, Corporate Officer, North American Region
January, 2016

Director of the Board, Corporate Officer, Corporate Planning, Global Business Management

December, 2016 Director of the Board, Senior Corporate Officer, Global Strategy & Business Development, Finance & Accounting, Human Resources
October, 2018 Director of the Board, Executive Corporate Officer, Business Operations & Administration
January, 2020 Director of the Board, Executive Vice President
December, 2020 Representative Director, President & CEO(Current)

2020122101.pngAtsushi Sugita

Birthdate: June 24, 1974 (46 years old)
Birthplace: Osaka Prefecture
Academic Background: Graduated from Faculty of Economics, Kyoto University
Master's degree from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

<New Executive Structure>
1.Board of Directors and Auditors

Representative Director, Chairman of the Board Koichi Takagi
Representative Director, President & CEO Atsushi Sugita
Director of the Board Yasuyuki Ishimaru
Director of the Board Yasuhiko Kito
Director of the Board Masahiro Takeda
Director of the Board Takashi Kitagawa (New)
Director of the Board Junichi Hamada (New)
Director of the Board (Outside) Akihiro Watanabe
Director of the Board (Outside) Yoshihiko Akagi
Director of the Board (Outside) Toshio Asano
Corporate Audit & Supervision Hiroaki Miura

*As of December 18, 2020, Director of the Board Tetsuto Takaki was appointed as an advisor.

2.Corporate Officers

President & CEO Atsushi Sugita
Executive Corporate Officer Yasuyuki Ishimaru
Senior Corporate Officers
Global Business Development & Drug Discovery Research Junichi Hamada
Research & Development, Reliability Assurance & Medical Affairs Yasuhiko Kito
Japan Business Operations Takashi Kitagawa
Corporate Planning, Business Operations, CMC Research & Production Masahiro Takeda
Corporate Officers
General Manager, Drug Discovery Research Department Kazumasa Hirata
Research & Development Yutaka Ishihama
Reliability Assurance & Medical Affairs Yoshimi Kakiuchi
Sales Yoshihiko Sato
Business Operations Koichi Nishioka
Production Katsunori Hiratsuka

About Maruho
Maruho Co., Ltd. has its headquarters in Osaka and leads Japan in research and development, manufacturing and commercialization of dermatological products. Founded in 1915, Maruho has 1,542 employees (as of the end of September 2020), and net sales were approximately 80.34 billion yen in its fiscal year ending September 30, 2020. Pursuing its long-term corporate vision of "Excellence in Dermatology," Maruho is striving to improve the health and quality of life of people all over the world.
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