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A Message from the President

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Enriching Our Motorized Society and Making It Safe with Our Smart Cockpit Solutions

With market conditions set to undergo significant change in the future, Clarion is transforming its business portfolio to become an “Solution Provider for In-Vehicle Information Systems” proposing solutions to solve various problems which are encountered by society, individuals, car makers and business operators. The business environment in the automotive industry is undergoing dramatic changes, as customer needs expand in particular to autonomous driving in practical use, and new players from the IT sector and other industries are entering the market. Within this business environment, Clarion is strengthening its position in two key growth areas: safety & information systems, which enhance safety and security, and connectivity, which enables drivers to “connect” as they drive. Our newly setting "Smart Cockpit Solutions" intelligently provides drivers and individuals with vehicle information and social information as an integrated system solution integrating these new technologies and businesses with our core DNA of car audio, long-established technologies of car navigation, vehicle cameras, and sensing devices. In the new age of driving that lies ahead, Clarion sees its mission as providing customers with greater safety, security and comfort through these system solutions, thus contributing to an enriched and safer vehicle society.

Fully understanding the characteristics of each market, we at Clarion will enhance our presence in the global markets as a trusted and valued partner, further enhancing our marketing and technological capabilities in order to perfect the interface between people, sound and information – which lies at the heart of Clarion’s global product development initiatives – and strive to deliver the very best that we can offer to our customers.

At Clarion, the active commitment to “AMBITION,” “CREATIVITY” and “SINCERITY” forming the core of our corporate philosophy is always at the forefront of our shared dedication. As our teams work together to advance into the future, the Clarion Group is devoted to fulfilling its corporate responsibility and developing as a company that focuses on benefiting society.

Three Strategies for Improving Corporate Value

1. Accelerate Business Portfolio Transformation

The advent of global, high-volume, high-speed network communication is upon us, bringing the potential for significant developments in vehicle connectivity. To remain competitive in this changing environment, we will further improve corporate value by transforming our business portfolio to base our revenue on products and services such as the Safety & Information Systems business, and Solutions business.

2. Expand Business in Global Markets

We have already planned for expansion in growing markets such as North America and China. Now we are further strengthening our provision of products and services that anticipate the requirements of regions and customers. In Japan too, we expect growth in our Safety & Information Systems business and Solutions business which target “safety and security.” We will provide added value based on regional characteristics.

3. Promote Business Restructuring

As part of our business restructuring, some of our development functions will be moved from Japan to China and other regions. This will promote efficient and rational supply chains for optimal regional production, and global bases for all types of business.

Amidst the considerable changes we face in our business environment, we will continue to fulfill our corporate social responsibilities as part of the Hitachi Group and aim to achieve growth as a company with the values required by society.

Speedy Management and Strengthened Governance

Based on a resolution at the annual shareholders’ meeting of June 24, 2016, Clarion has changed its corporate governance from a “Company with Audit & Supervisory Board” to a “Company with Nominating Committee, etc.” system. The purpose of this change is to facilitate swifter and more dynamic decision-making by enabling the executive officers, who are entrusted with the majority of the company’s business decision-making authority, to focus exclusively on their respective duties.

Also, by enabling the Board of Directors to focus on supervising business management and making the majority of directors to externals, the new framework leverages the directors’ knowledge and experience, promotes greater transparency and objectivity, and strengthens their supervisory functions. With 75 years of history, Clarion seeks, by transitioning to a “Company with Nominating Committee, etc.” system, to speed up its decision-making, strengthen its corporate governance and further raise its corporate value as it plays an increasingly active role in the global community.

Activities of a Truly Global Corporation

For business operations, Clarion divides the world into four main regions: Japan, the Americas, Europe and Asia/Oceania. Each region has its own overall administrative function, under which are the functions of marketing, development, production, and sales. We will continue to provide each and every region with the optimum products and services, by organically combining the respective geographical, customer and product functions.

Contributing to the Creation of a Sustainable Society

Global warming is one of the most critical environmental issues facing our planet, and its effects appear in ways that cross national boundaries, at an increasingly alarming pace. As the earth experiences abrupt environmental changes, and as we attempt to realize a sustainable, recycling-based society, the importance of environmental measures as a matter of corporate responsibility also grows.

At Clarion, these environmental issues are a key issue for management, and we are implementing the Clarion Environmental Management Plan on a global scale, while also promoting environmental management activities overseas. In keeping with our aspirations to be a “company that is truly liked and valued by society”, global environmental considerations and activities such as these will be mission-critical to our enterprise.

To Our Stakeholders

To our customers: As society changes and technology continues to evolve, we will rapidly identify our customers’ needs in order to provide unique products and services that incorporate the latest innovations. We are committed to our relentless pursuit of creating products and services that deliver true customer satisfaction and enrich their lives daily.

To our shareholders: Clarion aims to improve corporate value and further progress as we continue to push ourselves to reach higher goals.

To our suppliers and business partners: The entire Clarion Group is focused on “Cloud-Based Information Network Service for Vehicles” as a new keystone for our business, complementing in-vehicle information devices. As changes in the market environment, globalization, and technological advances all contribute to the accelerated pace of change in the world we live in, we are acting as swiftly as possible to meet new challenges through an optimized corporate structure. Clarion will continue to think creatively at all times and act quickly.

To our employees, Clarion will only thrive if each and every one of you shares the values of the Company and gives your very best. To make this possible, we will strive to create an environment in which you can feel, “I’m so proud to be a part of Clarion!”

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