Announcing Official Candidates for Appointment as Directors

May 11, 2017

KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION

KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION hereby announces that, according to the resolution adopted at the Board of Directors’ meeting held today, the Company shall submit proposals to the 45th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to be held on June 28, 2017 concerning the election of the following two new directors.

1. Candidates for New Directors and Career Summary

Name
(Date of Birth)
Career Summary
Yoshihiro Matsuura
(March 22, 1983)
April, 2005 Joined KONAMI CORPORATION
June, 2009 Nasu Office General Manager,
KONAMI CORPORATION
January, 2013 President’s Office General Manager,
KONAMI HOLDINGS CORPORATION (to present)
Kimito Kubo
(October 17, 1956)
April, 1980 Joined Ministry of Education (currently Ministry of
Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology)
July, 2007 Deputy Director General of Higher Education Bureau,
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
January, 2012 Director General of Sports and Youth Bureau,
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
April, 2016 Chairman of the Board of Trustees,
Educational Corporation Shobi Gakuen (to present)

University President,
Shobi University (to present)

(Note)
Yoshihiro Matsuura is the candidate for appointment as an Inside Director. Having held important posts such as General Manager at one of our key operational bases, he has, as President’s Office General Manager, currently been taking on a central role in the comprehensive adjustment and administrative control of significant matters with respect to the management of the Konami Group.
Given his considerable experience and achievements, we have decided to appoint this person as a candidate for the role as an Inside Director, based on our judgment that he would make a significant contribution to the sustained improvement in our corporate value.
Kimito Kubo is the candidate for appointment as an Outside Director. Having held important posts in the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, he has also been serving as a Chairman of an educational corporation. Given his considerable experience and extensive knowledge in the field of education, culture and sports, we have decided to appoint this person as a candidate for the role as an Outside Director, based on our judgment that he would make a significant contribution to the management of the Company’s Board of Directors that requires a variety of perspectives.



2. Resigning Directors

Directors, Fumiaki Tanaka and Tomokazu Godai, are scheduled to resign from their posts at the closing of the 45th Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders due to the expiration of their terms of office. Fumiaki Tanaka will continuously serve as Representative Director and Chairman of our group company, Konami Sports Life Co., Ltd.