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TRANSITIONING INTO A NEW ERA




       We are pleased to share with you the appointment of Mr. Manabu Yamazaki as the
       President & CEO of Canon India, effective April 1, 2021. Mr. Manabu takes over the

       baton from Mr. Kazutada Kobayashi, who was at the helm for 9 years leading growth
       in the India market







         MESSAGE FROM


         MR. KAZUTADA KOBAYASHI








         Dear partners,

         Hope you have had a wonderful start to 2021. With a new year, we all
         started with renewed hopes and vigor as we emerged from the setbacks of
         pandemic. I too am turning a new page in my journey with Canon.

         It has been close to a decade now since I came to India and made acquaintance with you all. Through
         this letter, I would like to inform you all about my next career milestone, as I move to Singapore to
         take over the position of President & CEO of CSPL region.


         While I am excited about my new journey, however I shall be missing my tenure in India, as I have
         lived in Gurgaon for the longest period in my life in a certain town. I have had a wonderful time
         here, and India will always remain close to me. I want to express my gratitude for being able to get
         to know you all both professionally and personally. I will always be cherishing all the memories we
         made together and our achievements as well.

         As my new role would entail business in South and South East Asia including India, I will be closely
         connected to everyone as the country remains a key priority for both existing and future business.


         Together, we created several milestones while strengthening Canon’s positioning in the country.
         Taking over my role, Mr. Manabu Yamazaki will be joining the CIPL family as the new President
         & CEO. With your constant support, I am sure he will be taking Canon India’s business to newer
         heights. Please join me in extending a warm welcome to Mr. Yamazaki.


         Finally, while businesses started recovering in Q1 2021, but we should be cognizant of the re-
         emergence of COVID wave in India and not let our guard down as it can still affect us. Please take
         care of your health and take all the necessary precautions.


         I wish you all the success and growth in life. Look forward to meeting you. Thank you.


         Warm Regards,
         Kazutada Kobayashi
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