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June 9, 2010


Otawara Tochigi Japan, June 9, 2010 – Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation (TMSC),a member of the Toshiba group of companies, announced today at the company’s annual shareholder meeting that Satoshi Tsunakawa will be appointed president and CEO of the company. Tsunakawa, most recently senior vice president, TMSC, succeeds Kenichi Komatsu, Ph.D., who will become an adviser to the Board of TMSC and an adviser to Toshiba Corporation.

“Toshiba has built a reputation as a leader in customer satisfaction. We will continue to focus on being true partners with our customers worldwide by supporting and working with them as they strive to meet the challenges provided by today’s quickly changing health care environment,” said Tsunakawa.

Tsunakawa, who joined Toshiba Corporation in 1979, has extensive experience in global sales, business planning and strategic planning. He has held positions at Toshiba’s medical subsidiaries in Europe and the U.S. and in fact was president of Toshiba America Medical Systems from 2004-2008. For the last year, Tsunakawa has led the global sales, strategic planning and corporate communications functions.

About Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation was established in October 2003, when the medical systems operations of Toshiba Corporation became an independent group company specializing in medical diagnostic imaging systems. The company is a leading worldwide provider of diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, such as CT, X-ray and vascular, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, MRI systems as well as information systems for medical institutions.

A brief biography of Mr.Tsunakawa
President and Chief Executive Officer
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

Career in Brief

September, 1955
Born in Tokyo, Japan

March, 1979
Graduated from College of Art and Sciences, Tokyo University with a degree in international relations

April, 1979
Joined Toshiba Corporation, Supply Chain Management Department, Nasu Operations

April, 1999
General Manager, International Sales Department, Medical Systems Company

April, 2000
General Manager, Global Business Operations Department, Medical Systems Company

April, 2001
General Manager, Strategic Business Planning Department, Medical Systems Company

April, 2004
President, Toshiba America Medical Systems, Inc.

June, 2008
Vice President, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

June, 2009
Senior Vice President, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

June, 2010
President & Chief Executive Officer, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation