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JCB International Appoints Kimihisa Imada as Deputy President
 
 
24 February 2011 
Tokyo, February 24, 2011 - JCB International Co., Ltd., (JCBI) a wholly owned subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd. today announced that it has appointed Kimihisa Imada to serve as Deputy President at its shareholders' meeting held today effective immediately.

Mr. Imada is an acknowledged banking industry expert with more than 30 years experience at the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd. (formerly Sanwa Bank), particularly in human resources, corporate banking, and business with key enterprises in global markets. He spent 8 years all together in Los Angeles, where he made significant contributions serving as General Manager of the Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ's Los Angeles branch from 2006 to 2008 as well as Executive Vice President of Union Bank of California's Pacific Rim Corporate Group. His most recent responsibility before joining JCB was General Manager of the bank's Jakarta Branch from 2008. Mr. Imada has a bachelor's degree in commerce from Hitotsubashi University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Chicago.

JCBI, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a wholly owned subsidiary of JCB Co., Ltd. also headquartered in Tokyo, Japan's only international credit card brand holder. Aiming to expand the distribution of JCB cards and card acceptance globally, JCB established JCBI in 1981 to carry out operations related to the JCB brand, cards, and merchants outside Japan. JCB Co., Ltd. is a major issuer of JCB cards and acquirer of JCB merchants in Japan as well as the brand holder. Under the leadership of a strong management team including Tamio Takakura, Chairman and CEO, Takao Kawanishi, Vice Chairman, and Koremitsu Sannomiya, President and COO, JCBI, together with JCB Co., Ltd., continues to strengthen the JCB cardmember base and card acceptance globally by enhancing alliances with partner banks, corporations, and institutions worldwide.


About Kimihisa Imada

[Date of Birth]
July 1,1957

[Education]
■Mar. 1980  Hitotsubashi University, Bachelor's degree in Commerce
■Jun. 1986  The University of Chicago, Master's degree in Business Administration

[Job History]
■Apr. 1980  Joined The Sanwa Bank Ltd.
■Apr. 1988  Manager, International Department, Tokyo
■Jul. 1989   Vice President, US Corporate Banking Department, Office of the President, Business Development Administration, Sanwa Bank California, Los Angeles
■Apr. 1994  Assistant General Manager, Human Resource Department, Osaka
■Jan. 1996  Deputy General Manager, Human Resource Department, Osaka
■May. 1999  Joint General Manager, Secretariat, Osaka
■Jan. 2002  Joint General Manager, Secretariat, Osaka, UFJ Bank Ltd.
■Jan. 2004  General Manager, Corporate Banking, Uehonmachi Corporate Banking Office I, Osaka
■Apr. 2005  General Manager, Corporate Banking, Uehonmachi Corporate Banking Office, Osaka
■Sep. 2005  General Manager, Los Angeles Branch and San Francisco Branch
■Jan. 2006  General Manager, Los Angeles Branch,The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Ltd., also appointed as Executive Vice President, Pacific Rim Corporate Group, Union Bank of California
■Jul. 2008  General Manager, Jakarta Branch
■Feb. 2011  Head of International Headquarters Division of JCB, also appointed as Deputy President of JCB International Co., Ltd.(JCBI), a JCB subsidiary

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