Mr. Hironori Kanayama joins as President & CEO Honda Siel Cars India Ltd.

April 2, 2012 New Delhi

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New Delhi, April 2, 2012: Honda Siel Cars India Ltd., leading manufacturer of premium cars in India, has announced that Mr. Hironori Kanayama assumed the office of President & CEO and Mr. Shigeru Yamazaki as Sr. Vice President & Director, Sales & Marketing with effect from 1st April, 2012.

Mr. Kanayama has been associated with Honda Motor Company for over three decades. Having worked with Honda ventures in different markets like China, Taiwan and Japan, Mr. Kanayama has hands-on experience in the automobile industry. He has spent significant years in China and was the President of Guangqi Honda Automobile Co. Ltd, China from April 2009 to March 2011; General Manager China Operation of Honda Motor Company Ltd from October 2007 and President of Honda Automobile (China) Co. Ltd. from September 2003. He started his career at Honda Motor Company Ltd., Tokyo, Japan in 1976.

Mr. Hironori Kanayama, the New President & CEO, Honda Siel Cars India Ltd., said “India is one of the most dynamic economies and among the fastest growing automobile markets in the world. It remains an extremely important territory for our future growth. We have ambitious plans to grow our operations in India."

“With normal production resuming in our Greater Noida plant from February 2012, we have registered the best ever monthly sales of 11016 units posting a growth of 208% and we expect to continue similar performance in the new financial year", he further added.

Mr. Shigeru Yamazaki, Sr. Vice President & Director, Sales & Marketing was the General Manager of Automobile Business Division, Asian Honda Motor Co., Ltd., since 2009. His primary responsibility had been to establish the future strategy for further expansion of business. He has been associated with Honda Motor Co. for over 29 years. He started his professional career with the company in the year 1982 in Fleet Sales Division. He has significant experience in product planning and has worked extensively in Europe & United States. He was the General Manager, Overseas Sales Operation Office #1 in headquarter before he took over as General Manager of Auto Business division at Asian Honda Motor in April 2009.