ANA HOLDINGS Announces New CEO and Chairman

TOKYO, Feb. 10, 2022 - ANA HOLDINGS INC. (hereinafter "ANA HD") today announces changes to its board. Koji Shibata, Senior Executive Vice President and Member of the Board, will succeed Shinya Katanozaka as President and CEO from April 1, 2022 while Mr. Katanozaka will take over from Shinichiro Ito as Chairman of ANA HD on the same date.

Mr. Shibata joined ANA in 1982 after graduating from Tokyo University of Foreign Studies with a degree in Foreign Studies. In his 40 years with the ANA Group, Mr. Shibata has held a wide range of senior positions and has played a critical role especially in the growth of ANA's international business, holding positions such as VP of Alliances and International Affairs and Senior VP of EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa), based in London. Currently as Senior Executive VP of ANA HD, he has led the way in orchestrating the transformation of the ANA Group corporate strategy. He is aged 64.

Mr. Katanozaka was appointed President and CEO of ANA HD in April 2015. Under his leadership, ANA HD recorded an operating profit and returned to black for the first time in eight quarters in the 3rd quarter (October - December) of fiscal year 2021 despite the continued challenges brought upon by COVID-19.

Mr. Ito, who became Chairman of ANA HD in April 2015 after previously serving as President and CEO of All Nippon Airways from April 2009 to March 2013 and as President and CEO of AND HD from April 2013, will continue to act as Senior Advisor to ANA HD.

Curriculum Vitae of Koji Shibata

Date of Birth: August 16, 1957

Education: Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies

Career History:

Apr. 1982 All Nippon Airways Co., Ltd.
Mar. 1995 Manager, Group Business Development
Aug. 1996 Manager, International Corporate Planning
Mar. 1998 Senior Manager, International Marketing, Marketing division
Apr. 2001 Deputy Director, Network Planning, Marketing division
Apr. 2005 Vice President, Alliances and International Affairs
Apr. 2012 Senior Vice President, EMEA, General Manager, London
Apr. 2013 ANA Holdings Inc.
Senior Vice President, Director, Strategic Planning-Asia Pacific
Apr. 2017 ANA Holdings Inc.
Director of Corporate Planning,
Director of Global Business Development
Apr. 2018 ANA Holdings Inc. Senior Vice President
Director of Corporate Strategy
Apr. 2020 ANA Holdings Inc. Senior Vice President
Corporate Strategy, Group IT Management, Facilities Planning, Digital Design Lab,
Group D&I Promotion, and Okinawa Region
Jun.2020 ANA Holdings Inc. Member of the Board, Executive Vice President
Corporate Strategy, Group IT Management, Facilities Planning, Digital Design Lab,
Group D&I Promotion, and Okinawa Region
Apr. 2021 ANA Holdings Inc. Member of the Board, Senior Executive Vice President
Corporate Strategy, Corporate Communications and Branding, Facilities Planning,
Digital Design Lab, and Okinawa Region
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Founded in 1952 with just two helicopters, All Nippon Airways (ANA) has grown to become the largest airline in Japan. ANA HOLDINGS Inc. (ANA HD) was established in 2013 as the largest airline group holding company in Japan, comprising 71 companies including ANA and Peach Aviation, the leading LCC in Japan.

ANA is a launch customer and the largest operator of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner, making ANA HD the biggest Dreamliner owner in the world. A member of Star Alliance since 1999, ANA has joint venture agreements with United Airlines, Lufthansa German Airlines, Swiss International Airlines and Austrian Airlines - giving it a truly global presence.

The airline's legacy of superior service has helped it earn SKYTRAX's respected 5-Star rating every year since 2013, with ANA being the only Japanese airline to win this prestigious designation for nine consecutive years. ANA also has been recognized by Air Transport World as "Airline of the Year" three times (2007, 2013 and 2018); it is one of only a select few airlines to win this prominent award multiple times.

In 2021, ANA was awarded the 5-star COVID-19 safety rating by SKYTRAX, recognizing the airline's initiatives to provide a safe, clean and hygienic environment at airports and aboard aircraft, embodied in the ANA Care Promise.
ANA is the only company in the aviation industry to receive the Gold Class distinction from the 2022 S&P Global Sustainability Awards and ANA HD has been selected as a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index list for the fifth consecutive year and the Dow Jones Sustainability Asia Pacific Index list for the sixth consecutive year.
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