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June 30, 2008

Toshiba Medical Systems Announces New President and CEO

Tokyo, June 30, 2008 - Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation ("TMSC"), a member of the Toshiba group of companies, today announced that Dr. Kenichi Komatsu was appointed President and CEO of the company at the annual shareholders' meeting of TMSC held today.

Dr. Komatsu, formerly Executive Vice President of TMSC, succeeds Mr. Masamichi Katsurada, who will become an Adviser to the Board of TMSC and an Adviser to Toshiba Corporation.

Dr. Komatsu joined Toshiba Corporation in 1978, and his career prior to becoming president was largely devoted to R&D in medical systems. As Executive Quality Leader and Chief Technology Executive, positions he held from 1999 to 2005, he provided effective leadership in promoting management innovation and corporate restructuring. For the last three years, Dr. Komatsu has been responsible for the global sales as a senior executive of TMSC.

TMSC was established in October 2003, when the medical systems operations of Toshiba Corporation, became the independent group company specialized in medical diagnostic systems, in order to form a solid basis for global business development. Mr. Katsurada served as the president and CEO of TMSC from November 1999. During the period, he implemented a series of strategic programs that successfully reshaped and reinforced the company's business foundations and organizational structure. The results of his leadership can be seen in the steady expansion of TMSC's global operations.

Succession of the presidency to Dr. Komatsu means that TMSC is now ready to move onto the next phase of company growth, based on the solid foundation established by Mr. Katsurada.

A brief biography of Dr. Komatsu

President and Chief Executive Officer
Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

Career in Brief

July 1949 Born in Japan
March 1973 Graduated from Department of Electronics, Hokkaido University
March 1978 Awarded Ph. D., Solid State Physics, Department of Electronics, Hokkaido University
April 1978 Joined Toshiba Corporation, Corporate R&D Center
April 1980 Medical Engineering Laboratory, Toshiba Corporation
April 1991 Senior Manager, Diagnostic X-ray Systems Engineering Department, Medical Systems Division
June 1996 Senior Manager, Strategic Planning Department , Medical Engineering Laboratory
April 1999 Executive Quality Leader, Medical Systems Company
Oct. 2000 Chief Technology Executive, Medical Systems Company
Oct. 2003 Senior Vice President & Chief Technology Executive, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation
June 2006 Executive Vice President, Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation


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About Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation

Toshiba Medical Systems Corporation, a subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation and key member of the Toshiba Group, is a leading global provider of diagnostic imaging systems and comprehensive medical solutions, with a product portfolio that extends across CT, Ultrasound, X-ray and MRI systems to clinical laboratory and healthcare IT systems. TMSC holds the No.1 market share in diagnostic imaging systems in Japan and provides innovative healthcare solutions in over 120 countries around the world.

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