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NEC Corporation of America Names Masahiro Ikeno Its New President & CEO

Shinsuke Takahashi Transitions to Board Chairman & Head of Government Relations Office In Washington, D.C.

Irving, Texas - November 13, 2017 – NEC Corporation of America (NECAM), an industry leading provider of biometrics and communications technology and integrator of IT solutions, today announced a change in executive leadership at the CEO level.

NECAM named Masahiro (Mark) Ikeno as its new President and CEO. He previously led NEC's EMEA operations, where as President and CEO he oversaw activities for all NEC subsidiaries in Europe, Middle East and Africa. Prior to his EMEA assignment, Mr. Ikeno worked closely with NECAM as VP of the Global Business Unit and General Manager of the Americas and EMEA Divisions. He also worked in the United States from 1994 to 2002 as Director of Business Planning for the Server Division.

"I look forward to the new challenge of leading NEC Corporation of America and helping to create new social value by capitalizing on our advanced AI and IoT assets, including biometrics and recognition systems, as well as enterprise, retail solutions and service provider networking and data center technologies," said Mr. Ikeno. "By strengthening our collaboration with customers and partners, NECAM aims to make valuable contributions to society through innovative solutions and services that drive steady growth throughout the North American market."

Former President and CEO Shinskuke (Shin) Takahashi will now serve as Chairman of the Board for NECAM after nearly five years in the President's role. In addition, he has taken on the newly created position of Head of Government Relations based in Washington, D.C. Mr. Takahashi will be focused on further strengthening NEC’s relationships in the U.S. government and other international organizations, such as the World Bank and United Nations.

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