News ReleaseAnnouncement of organizational and personnel changes

NEWS RELEASE

TOKYO, JAPAN, 1 10, 2023

Lawson, Inc. has announced the following organizational and personnel changes.

■ Organizational changes
(Effective date: March 1, 2023)

In FY2022, we set the strategic concept "community-based × individual customer and individual store-focused" to realize "new hubs of refreshment in every community” pursuing new concept of convenience, which is the goal of the “Lawson Group Challenge 2025." In order to pursue thoroughly the creation of customer value at the site close to the customer, we introduced the area company system in Hokkaido and Kinki region in fiscal 2022. In fiscal 2023, we will implement the area company system nationwide to promote the concept "community-based × individual customer and individual store-focused" further.

● Expansion of the area company system nationwide

Tohoku Company, Kitakanto Company, Shutoken Company, Chubu Company, Chugoku-Shikoku Company, and Kyushu Company will be established.
(Total of 8 companies including 2 existing companies)
*Sales Dept, Store Development Dept, Merchandising Dept, and Area Support Dept will be established in each Area Company.
Area Strategy Dept was newly established in Shutoken Company.

■ Personnel changes
(Effective date March 1, 2023)

Members of the Board

Masayuki Itonaga
New Position: Member of the Board,
Executive Managing Officer,
Chief Financial Officer
Current Position: Member of the Board,
Executive Vice President,
Chief Financial Officer

[Senior Vice Presidents]

Masakatsu Gonai
New Position: Senior Executive Managing Officer,
Chief Risk Officer,
Executive Assistant to CSO
Current Position: Senior Executive Managing Officer,
Chief Risk Officer,
Division Director of Franchisee Business Support Division,
Executive Assistant to CSO
Yuichi Wada
New Position: Senior Executive Managing Officer,
Company President of Kinki Company
Current Position: Executive Managing Officer,
Company President of Kinki Company
Tatsushi Sato
New Position: Executive Managing Officer,
Division Director of IT Systems Solution Division
Current Position: Executive Vice President,
Division Director of IT Systems Solution Division
Hiroyuki Karasawa
New Position: Executive Managing Officer,
Division Director, Corporate Strategy and Planning Division
Current Position: Executive Vice President,
Division Director, Corporate Strategy and Planning Division
Tatsuya Murase
New Position: Executive Managing Officer,
Division Director of Store Sales Division
Current Position: Executive Vice President,
Division Director of Store Sales Division
Suguru Kawabata
New Position: Executive Managing Officer,
Division Director of Corporate Sales and Store Development Division
Current Position: Executive Vice President,
Division Director of Corporate Sales and Store Development Division
Miwako Tate
New Position: Executive Managing Officer,
Division Director of Corporate Communications Division
Current Position: Senior Vice President,
Division Director of Corporate Communications Division
Gyo Katsuta
New Position: Executive Managing Officer,
Division Director of Marketing Strategy Division
Current Position: Senior Vice President,
Division Director of Marketing Strategy Division
Yasuhiko Hirokane
New Position: Executive Vice President,
Company President of Hokkaido Company,
Company President of Tohoku Company
Current Position: Senior Vice President,
Company President of Hokkaido Company
Katsuaki Sakai
New Position: Executive Vice President,
Company President of Shutoken Company
Current Position: Senior Vice President,
Company President of Incubation Company,
General Manager of Open Innovation Center
Hiroyuki Oki
New Position: Senior Vice President,
Company President of Kyushu Company
Current Position: Senior Vice President,
Deputy Division Director of Store Sales Division
Kazuki Tsukiuda
New Position: Senior Vice President,
Division Director of Franchisee Business Support Division
Current Position: Deputy Senior Vice President,
Deputy Division Director of Franchisee Business Support Division
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