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No.1-7628

 

 

 

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 6-K

REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 OR 15d-16

UNDER THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

FOR THE MONTH OF JANUARY 2024

COMMISSION FILE NUMBER: 1-07628

HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA

(Name of registrant)

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD.

(Translation of registrant’s name into English)

1-1, Minami-Aoyama 2-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-8556, Japan

(Address of principal executive offices)

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports under cover of Form 20-F or Form 40-F:

Form 20-F  ☒    Form 40-F  ☐            

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(1):  ☐

Indicate by check mark if the registrant is submitting the Form 6-K in paper as permitted by Regulation S-T Rule 101(b)(7):  ☐

 

 

 


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Exhibit 1:

Notice Concerning Changes in Representative Executive Officers, Directors and Officers.


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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

 

HONDA GIKEN KOGYO KABUSHIKI KAISHA
( HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD. )

/s/ Masaharu Hirose

Masaharu Hirose

General Manager
Finance Division
Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Date: January 22, 2024


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[Translation]

January 22, 2024

 

To:    Shareholders of Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
From:    Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
   1-1, Minami-Aoyama 2-chome,
   Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-8556
   Toshihiro Mibe
   Director, President and Representative Executive Officer

Notice Concerning Changes in Representative Executive Officers,

Directors and Officers

Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (the “Company”) hereby announces that its Nominating Committee today made an internal decision on the following personnel changes in its Directors to become effective as of the date of the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders of the Company scheduled to be held in June 2024, and that its Board of Directors today decided on personnel changes in its Representative Executive Officers, Executive Officers and Operating Officers to become effective as of April 1, 2024.

The personnel changes in Directors to become effective as of the date of the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders scheduled to be held in June 2024 shall be formally determined at that Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders, and the personnel changes in Executive Officers to become effective as of such date shall be formally determined at a meeting of the Board of Directors scheduled to be held on that same day.

Particulars

1. Planned Personnel Changes in Representative Executive Officers

<As of April 1, 2024>

Persons to be Representative Executive Officers

 

Name

  

Current Title

  

New Title

Noriya Kaihara   

Director,

Senior Managing Executive Officer

  

Director,

Executive Vice President and Representative Executive Officer

Reason for personnel change:

To further accelerate our transformation into a company that can achieve new growth and new value creation under the new management structure.

 

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2. Planned Personnel Changes in Directors

<As of the date of the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in June 2024>

Candidate for Director to be newly appointed

 

Name

  

Current Title

  

New Title

Eiji Fujimura    Executive Officer   

Director,

Managing Executive Officer

Jiro Morisawa    Operating Executive    Director
Mika Agatsuma    Managing Partner of IBM Japan, Ltd.    Director

Eiji Fujimura is scheduled to be promoted from Executive Officer to Managing Executive Officer as of April 1, 2024.

Mika Agatsuma is candidate for Outside Director as defined under the provisions of the Enforcement Regulations of the Companies Act of Japan.

Director to retire

 

Name

  

Current Title

    
Seiji Kuraishi    Chairman and Director   
Masafumi Suzuki    Director   

3. Planned Personnel Changes in Executive Officers

<As of April 1, 2024>

Executive Officers to be promoted

 

Name

  

Current Title

  

New Title

Noriya Kaihara    Senior Managing Executive Officer    Executive Vice President and Representative Executive Officer
Eiji Fujimura    Executive Officer    Managing Executive Officer

Executive Officers to be newly appointed

 

Name

  

Current Title

  

New Title

Ayumu Matsuo    Operating Executive    Executive Officer
Minoru Kato    Operating Executive    Executive Officer
Yutaka Tamagawa    Operating Executive    Executive Officer
Kazuhiro Takizawa    Operating Executive    Executive Officer
Katsuto Hayashi    Operating Executive    Executive Officer
Takashi Onuma    Operating Executive    Executive Officer

Executive Officers to retire

 

Name

  

Current Title

    
Mitsugu Matsukawa    Managing Executive Officer   
Noriaki Abe    Managing Executive Officer   
Taro Kobayashi    Managing Executive Officer   

 

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<For Reference>

Compositions of Directors and Officers as of April 1, 2024 and as of the date of the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders to be held in June 2024

 

Name

  

As of April 1, 2024

  

As of the date of the Ordinary

General Meeting of Shareholders

Toshihiro Mibe   

Director,

President and Representative Executive Officer

  

Director,

President and Representative Executive Officer

Shinji Aoyama   

Director,

Executive Vice President and Representative Executive Officer

  

Director,

Executive Vice President and Representative Executive Officer

Noriya Kaihara   

Director,

Senior Managing Executive Officer*1

  

Director,

Executive Vice President and Representative Executive Officer

Eiji Fujimura    Managing Executive Officer*1   

Director,

Managing Executive Officer*2

Seiji Kuraishi    Director   
Asako Suzuki    Director    Director
Masafumi Suzuki    Director   
Jiro Morisawa    Operating Executive    Director*2
Kunihiko Sakai    Director*3    Director*3
Fumiya Kokubu    Director*3    Director*3
Yoichiro Ogawa    Director*3    Director*3
Kazuhiro Higashi    Director*3    Director*3
Ryoko Nagata    Director*3    Director*3
Mika Agatsuma       Director*2,3
Katsushi Inoue    Senior Managing Executive Officer    Senior Managing Executive Officer
Keiji Otsu    Managing Executive Officer    Managing Executive Officer
Masayuki Igarashi    Managing Executive Officer    Managing Executive Officer
Kensuke Oe    Managing Executive Officer    Managing Executive Officer
Manabu Ozawa    Managing Executive Officer    Managing Executive Officer
Hironao Ito    Managing Executive Officer    Managing Executive Officer
Ayumu Matsuo    Operating Executive*2    Executive Officer
Minoru Kato    Operating Executive*2    Executive Officer
Yutaka Tamagawa    Operating Executive*2    Executive Officer
Kazuhiro Takizawa    Operating Executive*2    Executive Officer
Katsuto Hayashi    Operating Executive*2    Executive Officer
Takashi Onuma    Operating Executive*2    Executive Officer

 

*1

To be promoted

*2

To be newly appointed

*3

Outside Directors

 

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Resume of Representative Executive Officer to be newly appointed

As of January 22, 2024

Noriya KAIHARA

Date of Birth:    August 4, 1961 (62 years old)

Professional Experience:

 

April    1984    Joined Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
April    2013    Operating Officer, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
April    2013    Chief Quality Officer, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
June    2013    Operating Officer and Director, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
April    2014   

Chief Officer for Customer Service Operations, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Head of Service Supervisory Unit for Automobile Operations, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

April    2016    Chief Officer for Customer First Operations, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
June    2017    Operating Officer, Honda Motor Co., Ltd. (resigned from position as Director)
April    2018   

Managing Officer, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Chief Officer for Purchasing Operations, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

April    2020    Head of the Business Supervisory Unit, Automobile Operations, Honda Motor Co., Inc.
April    2021   

Chief Officer for Customer First Operations, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Risk Management Officer, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

June    2021    Managing Executive Officer, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
October    2021   

Managing Officer, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Chief Officer for Regional Operations (North America) , Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

President, Chief Executive Officer and Director, American Honda Motor Co., Inc.

April    2023    Senior Managing Executive Officer, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
June    2023    Director, Senior Managing Executive Officer, Honda Motor Co., Ltd.

Number of shares held : 90,600 shares

 

*

Current responsibilities in boldface

 

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