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NEC Announces Executive Personnel Changes

*****For immediate use March 22, 2007

TOKYO, March 22, 2007 --- NEC Corporation today announced the following executive personnel changes. The changes in Corporate Officers were approved at the Meeting of the Board of Directors on March 22, 2007, and will become effective as of April 1, 2007. The changes in the Members of the Board, and Auditors will become effective following the adoption of the resolution at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders in June, 2007.

1. CORPORATE OFFICERS (Effective as of April 1, 2007)

Changes in Executive Appointments

Name (Current Title) New Appointment
Konosuke Kashima
(Senior Vice President and Member of the Board)
Executive Vice President and Member of the Board
Akihito Otake
(Senior Vice President)
Executive Vice President
Susumu Otani
(Associate Senior Vice President)
Senior Vice President
Makoto Imai
(Associate Senior Vice President)
Senior Vice President*
Takao Ono
(Associate Senior Vice President)
Senior Vice President
* Makoto Imai will assume the concurrent role of President and CEO of NEC Corporation of America, and reside in the U.S.

New Corporate Officer Appointments

Name (Current Title) New Appointment
Toyozo Hosoya
(Senior Vice President, NEC Electronics Corporation)
Associate Senior Vice President
Tadashi Higashino
(Executive General Manager, Community and Medical Solutions Operations Unit)
Associate Senior Vice President
Noboru Wakita
(Executive General Manger, 2nd Carrier Solutions Operations Unit)
Associate Senior Vice President
Toshiyuki Mineno
(Senior General Manager, International Carrier Solutions Operations Unit)
Associate Senior Vice President*
Akira Ito
(General Manager, Broadcast and Video Equipment Division, Broadcast and Control Systems Operations Unit)
Associate Senior Vice President
* Toshiyuki Mineno will assume the concurrent role of Chairman and Managing Director of NEC Europe, Ltd., and reside in England.

Retiring Corporate Officers

Name Current Title
Toshihiko Takahashi Executive Vice President
Iwao Fuchigami Executive Vice President
Tadao Kondo Senior Vice President,
President and CEO of NEC Corporation of America (Residing in the U.S.)
Norihiko Kunishima Senior Vice President
Hiroaki Tomoda Associate Senior Vice President

2. MEMBERS OF THE BOARD
(Effective following the adoption of the resolution at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders in June, 2007)

New Members of the Board

Name (Current Title) New Appointment
Botaro Hirosaki
(Executive Vice President)
Executive Vice President and Member of the Board
Akihito Otake
(Senior Vice President)
Executive Vice President and Member of the Board
* Executive Vice President as of April 1, 2007
Toshimitsu Iwanami
(Senior Vice President)
Senior Vice President and Member of the Board
Takao Ono
(Associate Senior Vice President)
Senior Vice President and Member of the Board
* Senior Vice President as of April 1, 2007
Kenji Miyahara
(Chairman of the Board, Sumitomo Corporation)
Member of the Board
Hideaki Takahashi
(Professor, Keio University Graduate School of Media and Governance)
Member of the Board

Retiring Members of the Board

Name Current Title
Kazuhiko Kobayashi Executive Vice President and Member of the Board
Shunichi Suzuki Executive Vice President and Member of the Board
Yasuo Matoi Executive Vice President and Member of the Board
Akira Uehara Member of the Board

3. AUDITORS
(Effective following the adoption of the resolution at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders in June, 2007)

New Auditor (Current Title) New Appointment
Kenji Seo
(Vice President, and General Manager, Affiliated Company Division)
Corporate Auditor

Retiring Auditor Current Title
Shigeo Matsumoto Corporate Auditor

Reference
Appointments after retirement
Kazuhiko Kobayashi Advisor
Toshihiko Takahashi Advisor
Shunichi Suzuki Advisor, Nippon Avionics Co., Ltd.
Yasuo Matoi Advisor
Iwao Fuchigami President, NEC Nexsolutions, Ltd. (* Current appointment)
Tadao Kondo Advisor
Norihiko Kunishima Member of the Board, NEC Soft, Ltd.
Hiroaki Tomoda Advisor, NEC Logistics, Ltd.

4. EXECUTIVES IN CHARGE OF BUSINESS UNITS (Effective as of April 1, 2007)

Toshimitsu Iwanami, Senior Vice President Domestic Sales Business Unit
Masatoshi Aizawa, Executive Vice President and Member of the Board Government, Community, Financial and Carrier Solutions Business Unit
Saburo Takizawa, Executive Vice President and Member of the Board Enterprise Solutions Business Unit
Masatoshi Aizawa, Executive Vice President and Member of the Board Social Infrastructure Solutions Business Unit
Botaro Hirosaki, Executive Vice President Carrier Network Business Unit
Yoshikazu Maruyama, Senior Vice President IT Platform Business Unit
Ken Kobayashi, Senior Vice President Systems Integration and Software Development Group Business Unit
Susumu Otani, Senior Vice President Mobile Terminals Business Unit
Akihito Otake, Executive Vice President Personal Solutions Business Unit

Please see the attachment for brief biographies of the newly appointed Corporate Auditor and Members of the Board.

About NEC Corporation
NEC Corporation (NASDAQ: NIPNY) is one of the world's leading providers of Internet, broadband network and enterprise business solutions dedicated to meeting the specialized needs of its diverse and global base of customers. NEC delivers tailored solutions in the key fields of computer, networking and electron devices, by integrating its technical strengths in IT and Networks, and by providing advanced semiconductor solutions through NEC Electronics Corporation. The NEC Group employs more than 150,000 people worldwide.
For additional information, please visit the NEC home page at: http://www.nec.com

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