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Change of Board Members as of June 27, 2003

28/02/03

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (”K” LINE) is pleased to announce that the following changes in the Board of Directors have been decided subject to approval at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders and the following Board Meeting on June 27, 2003.

1. Newly Appointed Candidates for Directorship

Toshio Suzuki - Director
Vice President of “K” Line America, Inc.

Mamoru Shozui - Director
Managing Director of “K” Line (Hong Kong) Ltd.

Kozo Eguchi - Director
General Manager of Marine Safety Administration Group

Takumi Yoshii - Director
General Manager of Car Carrier Planning & Co-ordination Group


2. Board Members to Resign

Takefumi Araki - Senior Managing Director
President of Kawasaki Kinkai Kisen Kaisha, Ltd.

Keisuke Nagato - Managing Director
Senior Managing Director of Daito Corporation

The responsibilities of Board of Directors as of June 27, 2003 are shown in the attached.For more details kindly contact as follows:

Naoki Kawamura, General Manager, IR & PR Group

Tel: +81-3-3595-5063 Fax:03-3595-5001 E-mail:kljtyoiprg@jp.kline.com

Board of Directors as of June 27, 2003

(New assignment subject to approval at the Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders and the following Board Meeting on June 27, 2003.)

Chairman - Isao Shintani*

President - Yasuhide Sakinaga*

Senior Managing Director - Hiroyuki Maekawa*
Car Carrier sector, Corporate Planning Group and Finance Group

Senior Managing Director - Isao Akiba*
Bulk Carrier sector and Energy Transport sector

Senior Managing Director - Yoshio Iinuma*
Container Transportation sector, Information System and Logistics business

Senior Managing Director - Yoichi Hasegawa*
Corporate Sector (except Corporate Planning Group and Finance Group) and Marine/Technology sector

Managing Director - Nobuya Kamisaka
Containership Sales sector

Managing Director - Tetsuo Shiota
Corporate Sector (except Corporate Planning Group and Finance Group)

Managing Director - Katsue Yoshida
Energy Transport sector and Tanker Group

Managing Director - Satoru Kuboshima
Information System and Logistics business

Managing Director - Fumito Kawamata
CEO of “K” Line (Europe) Limited

Managing Director - Shigeru Soda
Coal & Iron Ore Carrier Group

Director - Norio Tsutsumi
Ship Planning Group, Environment Management and Marine Technology

Director - Toshio Shimizu
Containerships Business Group, Container Transport Management Group and Port Business Group

Director - Shigenori Ishii
Thermal Coal Group

Director - Yoshiyuki Ohta
Bulk Carrier Planning & Co-ordination Group and Bulk Carrier Group

Director - Hisashi Yasui
LNG Group

Director - Toshinori Morita
Car Carrier Group No.1 and Car Carrier Group No. 2

Director - Toshio Suzuki
President & CEO of “K” Line America, Inc.

Director - Mamoru Shozui
Corporate Planning Group, Finance Group and China Committee

Director - Kozo Eguchi
Maritime Human Resources Group, Marine Safety Group and Maritime Cost Administration Group

Director - Takumi Yoshii
Car Carrier Planning & Co-ordination Group

* Marked Directors represent the Company.


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