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Reasons for nomination and Attendance at meeting of Outside Directors and Audit & Supervisory Board Members (for fiscal year ended March 31, 2021)

Outside Director

Name Designation as Independent Director Reasons of Appointment Attendance at meeting of the Board of Directors or the meetings of the Audit & Supervisory Board (KANSAYAKU-KAI) in fiscal year ended March, 31 of 2021 Important Concurrent Positions
(As of July 7, 2021)
Kaoru Seto NEC has appointed him as an Outside Director considering that he has superior character, discernment and high ethical standards. In addition, he would sympathize with the NEC Way and act with strong will to realize the Philosophy, and he has extensive experience and deep insight as management of a logistics service company.
He is qualified as an Independent Director as required by the Tokyo Stock Exchange that is unlikely to have conflicts of interest with shareholders.
Attendance at meeting of the Board of Directors:
15 out of 15 meetings
(Attendance rate: 100%)
Special Adviser, Yamato Holdings, Co., Ltd.
Outside Director, RICOH LEASING COMPANY, LTD.
Noriko Iki NEC has appointed her as an Outside Director considering that she has superior character, discernment and high ethical standards. In addition, she would sympathize with the NEC Way and act with strong will to realize the Philosophy, and she has extensive experience and deep insight relating to administrative and diplomatic area.
She is qualified as an Independent Director as required by the Tokyo Stock Exchange that is unlikely to have conflicts of interest with shareholders.
Attendance at meeting of the Board of Directors:
14 out of 15 meetings
(Attendance rate: 93%)
President, Japan Institute for Women's Empowerment & Diversity Management
Outside Director, NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION
Masatoshi Ito NEC has appointed him as an Outside Director considering that he has superior character, discernment and high ethical standards. In addition, he would sympathize with the NEC Way and act with strong will to realize the Philosophy, and he has extensive experience and deep insight relating to marketing and management strategies as management of a manufacturing company.
He is qualified as an Independent Director as required by the Tokyo Stock Exchange that is unlikely to have conflicts of interest with shareholders.
Attendance at meeting of the Board of Directors:
14 out of 15 meetings
(Attendance rate: 93%)
Executive Officer & Chairman of Company, Ajinomoto Co., Inc.
Kuniharu Nakamura NEC has appointed him as an Outside Director considering that he has superior character, discernment and high ethical standards. In addition, he would sympathize with the NEC Way and act with strong will to realize the Philosophy, and he has extensive experience and deep insight as management of a general trading company including the management of global businesses.
He is qualified as an Independent Director as required by the Tokyo Stock Exchange that is unlikely to have conflicts of interest with shareholders.
Attendance at meeting of the Board of Directors:
15 out of 15 meetings
(Attendance rate: 100%)
Chairman of the Board of Directors, Sumitomo Corporation
Outside Director,
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd.
Jun Ohta   NEC has appointed him as an Outside Director considering that he has superior character, discernment and high ethical standards. In addition, he would sympathize with the NEC Way and act with strong will to realize it, and he has extensive experience and deep insight as management of a bank. Attendance at meeting of the Board of Directors:
12 out of 12 meetings
(Attendance rate: 100%)
Director President and Group Chief Executive Officer, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, Inc.
Christina Ahmadjian NEC has appointed her as an Outside Director considering that she has superior character, discernment and high ethical standards. In addition, she would sympathize with the NEC Way and act with strong will to realize it, and she has extensive experience and deep insight relating to global corporate strategies, corporate governance and diversity. She is qualified as an Independent Director as required by the Tokyo Stock Exchange that is unlikely to have conflicts of interest with shareholders. Professor, Graduate School of Business Administration, Hitotsubashi University
Outside Director, Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd.
Outside Director, Sumitomo Electric Industries, Ltd.
Outside Director, Japan Exchange Group, Inc.

Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member (KANSAYAKU) ("A&SBMs")

Name Designation as Independent A&SBMs Reasons of Appointment Attendance at meeting of the Board of Directors or the meetings of the Audit & Supervisory Board (KANSAYAKU-KAI) in fiscal year ended March, 31 of 2021 Important Concurrent Positions
(As of July 7, 2021)
Taeko Ishii NEC has appointed her as an Outside A&SBM considering that she has superior character, discernment and high ethical standards. In addition, she would sympathize with the NEC Way and act with strong will to realize the Philosophy, and she has a lot of experience and deep insight as an attorney at law in the fields of personnel affairs, labor and others.
She is qualified as an Independent A&SBM as required by the Tokyo Stock Exchange that is unlikely to have conflicts of interest with shareholders.

Attendance at meeting of the Board of Directors:
15 out of 15 meetings
(Attendance rate: 100%)

Attendance at meeting of the Audit & Supervisory Board (KANSAYAKU-KAI):
17 out of 17 meetings
(Attendance rate: 100%)

Attorney at Law
Outside Audit & Supervisory Board Member (KANSAYAKU),
DTS CORPORATION
Outside Director, Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd.
Nobuo Nakata NEC has appointed him as an Outside A&SBM considering that he has superior character, discernment and high ethical standards. In addition, he would sympathize with the NEC Way and act with strong will to realize the Philosophy, and he has a lot of experience and professional insight as an attorney at law in the fields of corporate law including M&A.
He is qualified as an Independent A&SBM as required by the Tokyo Stock Exchange that is unlikely to have conflicts of interest with shareholders.
Attendance at meeting of the Board of Directors:
14 out of 15 meetings (Attendance rate: 96%)
Attendance at meeting of the Audit & Supervisory Board (KANSAYAKU-KAI):
17 out of 17 meetings
(Attendance rate: 100%)
Attorney at Law
Outside Audit &Supervisory Board Member (KANSAYAKU), Kirin Holdings Company, Limited
Masami Nitta NEC has appointed him as an Outside A&SBM considering that he has superior character, discernment and high ethical standards. In addition, he would sympathize with the NEC Way and act with strong will to realize it, and he has experience in corporate management as President and Representative Director (CEO), as well as a lot of experience and professional insight as a Certified Public Accountant gained through conducting audits of many companies.
He is qualified as an Independent A&SBM as required by the Tokyo Stock Exchange that is unlikely to have conflicts of interest with shareholders.
Attendance at meeting of the Board of Directors:
12 out of 12 meetings
(Attendance rate: 100%)
Attendance at meeting of the Audit & Supervisory Board (KANSAYAKU-KAI):
13 out of 13 meetings
(Attendance rate: 100%)
Certified Public Accountant