Announcement of Death(Mr. Eishiro Saito,Honorary Chairman of the Japan Federation of Economic Organi


Japan Federation of Economic Organizations
Nippon Steel Corporation

Announcement of Death

It is with the deepest sadness and regret that we inform you of the death of Mr. Eishiro Saito, aged 90, Honorary Chairman (formerly, Chairman) of the Japan Federation of Economic Organizations and Honorary Chairman (formerly, Representative Director and Chairman and President) of Nippon Steel Corporation, on Monday, April 22nd, from cardiac insufficiency.

A ”Farewell-to-Eishiro-Saito” ceremony will be held jointly by the Japan Federation of Economic Organizations and Nippon Steel Corporation, as follows:

Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2002, 1:30~3:00 p.m.
Place: ”Tsuru-no-ma,”1st Floor, main building,
Hotel New Otani, 4-1, Kioicho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
(Tel: Tokyo 03-3265-1111)
Chief mourner: Hideki Saito (eldest son: Managing Director of Nippon Steel Corporation)
Contact: General Affairs Dept., General Administration Div., Nippon Steel Corporation
Outside line: 03-3275-5500 Fax: 03-3275-5501
Extension: 801-2590 Fax: 801-2597
*1: With profound respect and appreciation, may we decline flowers or any offerings.
*2: For telegrams and other condolatory messages, please address them to: c/o General Administration Div., Nippon Steel Corporation, 2-6-3, Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo.
*3: Mourners are requested to attend the above Farewell ceremony in ordinary dress at their own convenience during 1:30-3:00 p.m.

Brief personal history of Mr. Eishiro Saito

Born November 22, 1911 (in Yasuda-cho, Kitakambara-gun, Niigata-ken).

June 1941 Joined Japan Iron & Steel Co., Ltd.
April 1950 Deputy General Manager, Sales Dept., Head Office, Yawata Iron & Steel Co., Ltd.
May 1961 Director and General Manager, Sales Dept.
May 1962 Managing Director (Purchase & Sales)
May 1968 Senior Managing Director
March 1970 Senior Managing Director (Sales & Machinery Purchase) of Nippon Steel Corporation
May 1973 Executive Vice President (Sales & Purchase)
January 1977 Representative Director and President
June 1981 Representative Director and Chairman
June 1987 Senior Advisor and Honorary Chairman
July 1998 Friend and Honorary Chairman

April 1979 Chairman of the Japan Iron and Steel Federation (retired in April 1984)
May 1986 Chairman of the Japan Federation of Economic Organizations (retired in December 1991)

October 1967 Blue Ribbon Medal
November 1982 First Order of the Sacred Treasure
April 1990 First Order of Merit with the Grand Cordon of the Rising Sun

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