Press Releases 2006 (The former Furukawa-Sky)

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Notice on Change of President and Chief Executive Officer

February 27, 2006

At the Board of Directors' meeting held on February 27, 2006, the change of the company's President and Chief Executive Officer has been decided as follows.

1. Reasons for change
Furukawa-Sky was established through the merger of the light metals group of Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. and SKY Aluminum Co., Ltd. in October 2003. A sales company was later integrated to establish a system that unites production and sales, and in December 2005, we were able to have our stock listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. This March, we are planning to integrate personnel, which had been a longstanding concern, and also now we have a clearer prospect for establishing the Mid-term Management Plan starting in April 2006. These situations have allowed us to decide that the integrated company now has a sound foundation, and as we think that a new management structure is more appropriate for the promotion and implementation of the Mid-term Management Plan starting in April, we have decided to make changes in the top management.
2. Details of change
New position Current position Name
Chief Executive Counselor
Member of the Board
President and Chief Executive Officer Masashi Kato
President and Chief Executive Officer Senior Managing Director Masateru Yoshihara
3. Career summaries
See below
4. Scheduled date of inauguration

April 1, 2006

Masashi Kato

Born on Dec. 16, 1940
Aichi Prefecture
1963 Mar.
Graduates from Keio University, Faculty of Law
Apr.
Joins Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
1986 Jun.
Becomes Sales Promotion Manager at the Sales Division
1993 Jun.
Becomes Director, Nagoya Branch Manager
1997 Jan.
Becomes Director, Chubu Office Manager
Jun.
Becomes Managing Director, Senior Sales Director
1999 Jun.
Becomes Senior Managing Director, Senior Sales Director
2001 Jun.
Becomes President at Light Metals Company, Export Control Manager
2003 Jun.
Becomes Advisor, President at Light Metals Company
Jun.
Becomes President and Chief Executive Officer of UniFus Aluminum Co., Ltd.
Oct.
Becomes President and Chief Executive Officer of Furukawa-Sky Aluminum Corporation (present post)

Masateru Yoshihara

Born on Dec. 4, 1945
Kanagawa Prefecture
1971 Mar.
Completes Masters degree at Tokyo Institute of Technology, Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Apr.
Joins Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd.
1994 Sept.
Becomes Production Manager at the Fukui plant of the Light Metals Division Headquarters
1996 Mar.
Becomes Koyama Pipe/Rod Works Manager of the Light Metals Division Headquarters
1998 Apr.
Becomes Fukui Works Manager of the Light Metals Division Headquarters
1999 Jun.
Becomes Fukui Works Manager of the Light Metals Company
2001 Jun.
Becomes Director and Vice President of Light Metals Company
2003 Jun.
Becomes Advisor and Vice President of Light Metals Company
Oct.
Becomes Managing Director and Sheet Manufacturing Division Manager at Furukawa-Sky Aluminum Corporation
2004 Jun.
Becomes Senior Managing Director and Sheet Manufacturing Division Manager at Furukawa-Sky Aluminum Corporation
2005 Jun.
Becomes Senior Managing Director at Furukawa-Sky Aluminum Corporation (present post)