November 4, 2011
Announcement on Organizational Changes
Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.
AGC (Asahi Glass Co., Ltd.) announces that the following
organizational changes will be implemented on January 1,
The AGC Group (the Group) has been working to build new
foundations for growth toward the Group's long-term growth
picture "AGC's Aspirations for 2020," as it formulated the
mid-term management plan "Grow Beyond-2012" under its
management policy "Grow Beyond."
For the purpose of enhancing and accelerating the
implementation of the Group's high-priority issues for
building foundations for growth, the Group has decided to
expand the operation of the current assignments of executive
officers and revise the organization to enhance
(1) The operation of the current assignments of executive
officers will be expanded in order for the CEO to flexibly
appoint Executive Officers to assist the CEO's direct
management in specific issues. Following this expansion, the
job titles, CTO and CFO, will no longer be used.
(2) The Group Strategy Office will be dissolved as the Group
has moved on to the phase where concrete group-wide
strategies are promoted.
(3) Technology General Division will be newly established in
order to effectively and efficiently accelerate the Group's
comprehensive technology strategy. The Technology General
Division supervises the Group's Engineering Center, Research
Center, Production Technology Center and Intellectual
Property Center. At the same time, Technology Planning Office
will be established under the Technology General Division.