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Change in Representative Directorseramic Membranes & Separators

February 21, 2011

At a meeting of the board of directors of NGK INSULATORS, LTD. held on February 21, 2011, the following change in representative directors was decided:

1. Reason for change

For continuation of business expansion and for rejuvenation of present nine-year organizational structure

2. Description of change

Shun Matsushita

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer
(Currently President and Chief Executive Officer)

Taro Kato

President
(Currently Executive Vice President)

Masaharu Shibata

Executive Corporate Advisor
(Currently Chairman of the Board)

Masaharu Shibata will retire as a director at the annual shareholders' meeting scheduled for June 2011.

3. Date of appointment

April 1, 2011

4. Profile

New Chairman of the Board

Name: Shun Matsushita

Date of birth: November 7, 1946

Place of birth: Mie Prefecture

Education: March 1969 Graduated from the School of Economics, Nagoya University

Employment history:
March 1969 Joined NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
June 1997 Director
June 1999 Managing Director
June 2001 Executive Managing Director
June 2002 President and Chief Executive Officer
April 2011 Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer (planned)

New President

Name: Taro Kato

Date of birth: September 6, 1948

Place of birth: Saitama Prefecture

Education: March 1972 Graduated from the Faculty of Engineering, Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology

Employment history:
March 1972 Joined NGK INSULATORS, LTD.
June 1999 Director
June 2002 Managing Director
June 2004 Executive Managing Director
June 2005 Executive Vice President
April 2011 President (planned)

Incoming President Taro Kato, Executive Vice President

Incoming President Taro Kato, Executive Vice President

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