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Nissan Europe Announces Executive Appointments

Trappes, France (ots/PRNewswire) - Paul Willcox has been appointed by Nissan Europe, as its new Vice President for Marketing, replacing Volker Brien. In this role, Willcox will oversee Nissan's marketing and advertising activities in over 30 countries across Europe and will report directly to Brian Carolin, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing.

Willcox, 42, joins the company from Nissan Motor GB Ltd (NMGB) where he was Marketing Director for two years, overseeing the brand strategy for Nissan's largest European market. Previously, Willcox held a number of marketing and pricing strategy positions within Nissan starting in 1991 at both NMGB and also Nissan Europe. Prior to Nissan, Willcox worked at Peugeot having joined as a graduate trainee.

"We are delighted to have Paul heading up this critical function in Europe. With his strong marketing and brand strategy background combined with his experience at the sales company level, he will play a vital role in helping Nissan's future growth for Europe," said Brian Carolin.

Willcox is married with three children and holds a BSc Honours degree in Management Sciences from the University of Lancaster, UK.

Nissan Europe appoints new Vice President, Human Resources and General Affairs Nick Noda has been appointed as Nissan Europe's new Vice President Human Resources and General Affairs based in Trappes, France. Noda replaces Marie-Francoise Damesin who left to become Senior Vice President of Communications at Renault last month and reports directly to Dominique Thormann, SVP Administration and Finance.

Noda, 49, has over 20 years experience within Nissan, mostly at Nissan Motor Company Ltd (NML) in Japan where he joined the Zama plant in the Personnel Section in 1980. His experience in personnel includes four years at Nissan North America (NNA) as senior manager, human resources both in Los Angeles and Smyrna before returning to Nissan in Japan. For the past 2 years, Noda has been responsible for career development at Nissan Europe and now also takes responsibility for general affairs in his new role as Vice President.

Dominique Thormann said, "With Nick's extensive knowledge of Nissan and his proven leadership skills, I'm confident he will further strengthen the Nissan Europe team."

Noda is married with two children and holds a bachelor's
degree in Sociology from Hitotsubashi University.

For more information please contact:
Penny Szczepaniak, Corporate Communications
Tel: +33-1-30-13-57-87

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