Nobuo Miyagi Appointed to New Position of Head of Business Development Office at SATO Holdings Corporation

7/3/2014

Tokyo, Japan, July 3, 2014 – SATO, a leader in barcode printing, labeling, and EPC/RFID solutions, announced the appointment of Mr. Nobuo Miyagi as Head of the Business Development Office at SATO Holdings Corporation.

In this role, Mr. Miyagi will take overall responsibility for driving SATO’s M&A strategy from planning, identification of opportunities, evaluation, negotiation, due diligence, execution, to management of post-acquisition integration processes, ensuring that the M&A delivers its full value including realization of the targeted strategic and operational synergies.

"While organic expansion of the company’s base business globally continues to be the primary driver of our sustainable growth, we will also pro-actively pursue strategic M&As and collaboration opportunities as we strive towards our Vision of becoming the leader in the Auto-ID Solutions Industry worldwide,” said Kaz Matsuyama, President & CEO of SATO Holdings Corporation. “Mr. Miyagi’s strong track record of successful multi-national M&A executions across a diverse range of industry sectors will be invaluable in accelerating the deployment of our growth strategy.”

Mr. Miyagi has more than 12 years of hands-on M&A experiences including a successful career with Mitsubishi Corporation where he led an international consortium project to acquire United Utilities Australia’s water businesses.

Mr. Miyagi commented: “I am delighted to be joining SATO, and looking forward to leading its strategic M&A activities globally. I hope to contribute towards driving more cross-border M&A businesses to help the company grow and achieve its financial aspirations.”

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