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Monday 16 January, 2006

Kirin Brewery Co.

Directorate Change

Kirin Brewery Co Ld
16 January 2006

                                                                January 16, 2006



                                 Appointment of
                       Chairman & CEO and President & COO


Kirin Brewery Company, Limited announces its appointment of Chairman & CEO and
President & COO, as described below.


This appointment is dependent on a resolution of the board meeting following the
annual meeting of shareholders to be held at the end of March 2006.


1.  Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer
Representative Director:
Koichiro Aramaki
(President & Chief Executive Officer, Representative Director)


2.  President & Chief Operating Officer
Representative Director:
Kazuyasu Kato
(Managing Director, Managing Executive Officer,
General Manager of Sales and Marketing Division)


*Titles in parentheses indicate current position

(Attachments) Personal histories


For further information:
Kirin Brewery Company, Limited
Corporate Communications & IR Group
10-1, Shinkawa 2-chome, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-8288, Japan
Phone: +81-3-5540-3450
http://www.kirin.co.jp


                                                                January 16, 2006

Brief Personal History



Name:                   Koichiro Aramaki
Date of birth:          November 15, 1939 (66 years old)
Legal domicile:        Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan
Experience:
2001-Present  President & Chief Executive Officer of Kirin Brewery Co., Ltd.
1999-2001    Senior Managing Director, General Manager, Pharmaceutical

 
     Division

1997-1999    Managing Director, General Manager, Pharmaceutical Division
1995-1997    Director, General Manager, Pharmaceutical Division
1994-1995    Director, Deputy General Manager, Pharmaceutical Division
1990-1994    Deputy General Manager, Pharmaceutical Division
1976-1978    University of California, Davis
1964         Joined Kirin Brewery Co., Ltd.





Education:

Ph.D. Biological Science, Niigata University, March 1993
M.S. Food Science & Technology, University of California, Davis, September 1978
                Major Field of Study: Dairy Microbiology
B.S. Agricultural Chemistry, University of Tokyo, March 1964
                 Major Field of Study: Fermentation




                                                                January 16, 2006

Brief Personal History



Name:                   Kazuyasu Kato
Date of birth:          November 24, 1944 (61 years old)
Legal domicile:         Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan

Experience:

2004-Present  Managing Director, Managing Executive Officer,
General Manager of Sales & Marketing Division
2003-2004    Managing Executive Officer,
General Manager of Sales & Marketing Division
2001-2003    Director, General Manager of Sales & Marketing Division
2000-2001    Director, General Manager of Kyushu Sales Head Office
1997-2000    General Manager of Hokkaido Sales Head Office
Nov.1993-1997
Deputy General Manager of Tokyo Sales Head Office
  Mar. 1993- Nov.1993
Tokyo Sales Head Office, Manager of Sales Department
  1986-1993    Temporary transfer to KIRIN USA, Inc.
  1985-1986    Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  1968         Joined Kirin Brewery Co., Ltd.





Education:

Business and Commerce, Keio University, March 1968
M.S. International Business, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1986


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